🎬 Writer l Director l Producer l Tejana in LA. My short film My Name is Maria de Jesus available now on HBO On Demand
I’m thrilled members of the Hispanic Caucus will be in LA this week to meet with studio execs to discuss the lack of diversity and negative and stereotypical portrayal of Latinos in film and TV. I’m so grateful Congressman @joaquincastrotx and @hispanic.caucus have made this a priority and hopefully we can all work together to increase Latino representation in front of and behind the camera with authentic and non-stereotypical stories. 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 #representationmatters
They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time when somebody says your name for the last time. Today on Día de los Muertos my family honors and remembers our loved ones who are no longer with us and make sure we carry on their names and memory.
Trick or Treat Give me something good to eat! 🎃 🍭 🍬
I may be a witch but that doesn’t mean I don’t also enjoy rest and relaxation. Happy Halloween!! 🎃 👻
Byeeeeee Philly! Had a great time! ♥️
Bye D.C.!! What a fun trip! Loved all the people I met and it was such an exciting time to be there with everything going on! Now I’m off to Philly!
So honored and excited to have met with Congressman @joaquincastrotx today! So proud of all the incredible work my fellow San Antonio native is doing especially with the @hispanic.caucus . Look forward to continuing our conversation how Hollywood and D.C. can work together to change how the Latinx community is perceived. ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽 #joaquincastro #congressionalhispaniccaucus #latinafilmmaker
Gracias to The George Washington University for hosting a screening of my short film My Name is Maria de Jesus. Thank you to @gwolas for organizing this wonderful event. I enjoyed meeting everyone and talking to your incredible students! This is the last university on my speaking tour for Latinx Heritage Month. Gracias @hbolatino for seeing the importance and relevancy in my film on Americanization and being so supportive of this film. For anyone that would like to see my film it’s available on HBO On Demand. Please check it out! Have these important conversations and discussions. Thank you to all the amazing universities that were a part of my tour and look forward to speaking at more in the spring. ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽 #thegeorgewashingtonuniversity #gwolas #mynameismariadejesus #latinafilmmaker #knowourculture #hbolatino
Another great day in DC!
Had dinner in Georgetown at Martin’s Tavern that is the historic restaurant where JFK proposed to Jackie and where he wrote his Inaugural Speech. So incredible to be in the same restaurant where they sat!!!
Such a great time in DC today at National Archives museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Was so amazing seeing The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and Bill of Rights!
Next stop on my speaking tour! If you are in the D.C. area please feel free to come to the screening of my film next Tuesday, October 15. I’ll be screening my film and speaking at The George Washington University. It’s free and open to the public. 📽🎞
It’s been a fun Philly trip and spending time with my friend on her bday. Love these beautiful small towns and the gorgeous trees! I got to see some deer too! I don’t get to see that in LA. Lol
Gracias Seton Hall University for hosting a great screening of my film tonight!! Thank you so much to the Latino Institute for all your support. It was wonderful working with you and speaking to your amazing and incredibly bright students. So proud of all of you and the important work you do for the Latinx students! ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽 #knowourculture #mynameismariadejesus #latinafilmmaker #setonhall
Thank you Texas A&M University San Antonio for putting on this wonderful event tonight screening my film and including me in this incredible panel discussing Americanization and the impact it still has to this day. So honored to be speaking with Rosie Castro and the amazing professors Jennifer Correa, Philis M. Barragan Goetz, and Esther Garza. Thank you to Ann Bliss for organizing this important and insightful event. It was so wonderful working with you and your team! #texasamuniversitysanantonio #mynameismariadejesus #latinafilmmaker
So excited to be screening my short film on Americanization at Texas A&M University San Antonio this coming Monday, October 7th. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with myself and the incredible activist Rosie Castro. I’m so honored to be speaking on this panel with Rosie! The event is free and open to the public. Please message me if you are in the area and would like to attend and have any questions. Thanks!