I am a former journalist who now writes screenplays in San Antonio, Texas. I co-organize a monthly, local screenwriters' group, the San Antonio Screenwriters Guild, SAWG.org. I've written four features, several shorts, plays, and directed and produced two short films locally as well. I've also been an AFF reader for three years.
* Austin Film Festival, Second Round winner, 2019, LOTERIA LAND (web series)
*Austin Film Festival, Second Round winner, 2013, FIESTA LATINA
*PAGE International Quarterfinalist, 2012, THE LAST POPE
*National Association of Latino Independent Producers screenwriting fellow, 2009
Unique traits: I am a very strong editor due to my experience as a print journalist. Also, my master's degree in digital journalism from Syracuse University helps me understand how stories and filmmaking promotional aspects can be enhanced by technology. I am a natural storyteller and believe that the purpose of writers is to tell the Truth - through fictional worlds - at a time when we all seem to be losing our humanity.
The Last Pope Action ⋄ Thriller A cynical U.S. security expert is assigned to protect a new "rock star" Pope. Not only must she navigate the strange waters of the Vatican, but she must stop a terroristic threat against the pontiff, based onan ancient prophecy that says he will be the last man to sit on St. Peter's Throne.
Fiesta Latina Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama "Fiesta Latina" is a period drama about a spoiled singer who becomes the first Latina on local television in the early 1950s in South Texas. When Hollywood comes calling, she must decide whether to stay and help her activist father fight for civil rights or follow her talent to La La Land. Based on a true story.