Bienvenido Año 2021! I wish all of you an amazing new year, and inspire you to dream big, and take action. Resolutions? Sure, but make them about action, not just words.
Winner Best Experimental Short
“I Was Her” has made the cut to be screened at the Madrid Art Film Festival November 18, 2020.
Early Monday morning, 7:45, I’m driving to the polling site in Houston, Texas. As I see all of the signs for the red and blue candidates, and pull up to a parking spot, I tear up. I get to vote today. Where I grew up, Puerto Rico, we are a colony folks, so we don’t get to vote for president.
We are controlled by this country, but we are not allowed to vote for the same government who decides our fate during times of emergency, need and change. True, the island has voted for the status quo time and time again, yet, we have no say in our future. But maybe this time, the votes cast on the mainland will resonate, and cause waves. Waves of change, reaching the people and places on the island, and this country, that still want Puerto Rico to be chained and silent, like a submissive pet; beautiful, quiet and beaten down. Enough.
I voted today. With my voice, my power, I stand proud and declare change. You matter. As a great Puerto Rican, Eugenio María de Hostos, said “La libertad no es mas que el uso de la razon.”
Freedom is nothing more than the use of your reason.
“The Cellist” was shot in New York, 2018 by Chris Sandoval, Michael Cultrone and an amazing team. I play Anna, a young Cello player who had, for some reason, decided to leave behind her gift and calling in life. But, somehow, the cello found its way back to her.