Awarded MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute Visiting Fellowship

I'm an 2021 MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute Visiting Fellow workshopping Expanding Sanctuary. We'll also be discussing collaborative filmmaking and community media practices. This hybrid artistic-academic experience combines the freedom and space to work on independent projects with the fulfillment of mentoring the next generation of practitioners in the beautiful setting of Saratoga Springs. The institute brings together professional artists, [...]

Awarded Independence Public Media Foundation Grant

Expanding Sanctuary has been awarded a grant from the Independence Public Media Foundation (IPMF)! The Independence Public Media Foundation (IPMF) announces a major investment in the local filmmaking community with grants totaling $1.3 million to filmmakers, festivals, and film organizations, with an emphasis on supporting artists from underrepresented communities, and films with a commitment to social [...]

Expanding Sanctuary SIFT Media 215 Community Rough Cut

On Thursday, June 25th at 8:00 PM EST, join SIFT Media 215 for a community rough cut screening of Expanding Sanctuary followed by a filmmaker Q&A and discussion about the effect of Covid-19 on the immigrant population with protagonist Linda Hernandez.For the past decade, Philadelphia has been a leader in the sanctuary city movement. Juntos, a Latinx immigrant rights organization, [...]

Philadelphia Independent Media Fund Award Winner

So excited to announce that Expanding Sanctuary has been awarded the Philadelphia Independent Media Fund! With the grant, we’ve brought on Neyda Martinez as Consulring Producer and Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz as Consulting Editor! The Philadelphia Independent Media Fund awards grants to Philadelphia area independent media makers with digital video and audio projects in three areas: [...]

Awarded Leeway Art & Change Grant

Thank you Leeway Foundation for awarding us with an Arts & Change Grant! (Shout out to community organizer Marissa for being my Change Partner!) For the past year, I’ve been collaborating with Juntos on a documentary about the historic #EndPARS campaign that limited ICE’s surveillance of immigrant communities in Philly. This grant will help us [...]