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 [...]

Film Scholar Program Certificate

The Film Scholar Program is a comprehensive series of documentary production workshops. The program develops the skills to plan, raise funds, produce and complete new documentary media works. Scribe Video Center was generous enough to award me a scholarship for the program. The program ended with a certificate of completion ceremony! Special support for this [...]