Tamara Hernandez

Tamara Hernandez

Filmmaker at Random Lady Vibes
Comedian, Director, Filmmaker, Producer and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
April 2020
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About Tamara

“Shooting offers the amazing chance to show people on the outside the movie I’m seeing on the inside.” After graduating from UCLA, Tamara Hernandez wrote and directed two short films, The Slap, and Baby Fat (starring Jim O’Heir, Parks and Recreation / Better Call Saul). Both films premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The Slap was also in competition at the Cannes Film Festival and sold to Canal Plus for theatrical release in France, and television release in eighteen other countries, including on the Sundance Channel. Her feature directorial debut, Men Cry Bullets (starring Jeri Ryan, Star Trek), turned traditional gender roles surrounding domestic violence on its head. It won Best Narrative Feature at South by Southwest, Best American Film at the Avignon Film Festival, the Audience Choice Award at the Chicago Underground Film Festival, and Best Film at several other festivals.

Hernandez then directed two documentaries: Dial “T” for Torment for Comedy Central (featuring Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, Adam Carolla, and Kevin Nealon). She also directed and produced The Chicano Collection, for actor and comedian Cheech Marin. The Chicano Collection played at LACMA, and other museums and galleries in the U.S. and continues to screen annually in schools across the country during Latino Heritage Month. She directed and produced the music video Pretty Smile for Sangie Davis, Jamaican singer, and songwriter for Bob Marley, and directed the behind-the-scenes music video Bedrock Twist for MCA Records featuring The Violent Femmes.

As a writer, she wrote for The Andy Milonakis Show for Comedy Central. Her screenplay, Peppermint Clouds, was selected for the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony and has been an IFP Independent Filmmaker Narrative Screenplay Finalist.

As a producer, Hernandez produced Gerhard Reinke’s Wanderlust segment for The Jimmy Kimmel Show. She also produced The Last Man, with Roger Avary, released by Lion’s Gate.

Now returning to filmmaking, Hernandez recently finished writing, directing, and starring in the short, Happily Never After, which won LA Comedy Film Festival and Independent Shorts Award. Currently, she is writing, directing, and producing two online series: The Sauna Interviews with Tamara, and Street Actors. She is also in production on a short film she’s directing: The Secret Life of Secretaries.

Unique traits: Award-winning writer and director.



  • Dr. Toy Award

  • iParenting Media Award

  • Brain Child Award

  • Los Angeles Comedy Film Festival

  • Independent Shorts Award

  • Best Narrative Feature SXSW

  • Best American Film Avignon Film Festival

  • Audience Choice Award Chicago Underground Film Festival

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