Check Out Member News From August 24, 2018.
NALIP Member Rebecca Murga has just announced this week that she will be directing new project called CAPTIVE! As a recipient of of the Emergence Film Grant, a grant that supports diversity in Hollywood, Murga will be able to complete this project.
CAPTIVE is a powerful short film tackling the issue of child trafficking. At any given time there are 15 to 20 million women and children living as trafficked slaves. As women filmmakers, we set out to create a film that highlights their struggle.
From The Director
It was just a part-time job that got me through school. During that time, I would meet many incredible young women, some girls, who were trafficked across the border, and used as slaves when they got to the US.
At the time I was too young to understand the complexity of immigration and human trafficking and the horror of the trafficking of human beings that takes place every day on a scale that is staggering. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center lists California as the state with the highest number of reported human-trafficking victims, with 1,323 cases reported in 2017.
I served as a soldier overseas in Iraq in Afghanistan and the daughter of a Guatemalan immigrant,
I have spent time with women whose rights and human dignity have been stripped away. This story deals with the fundamental human rights of women and children needs to be told to keep this topic at the forefront and try to put an end to the $32 billion business.
You can support the film and watch the progress by donating HERE
NALIP Member Davy Perez, writer on the hit CW show "Supernatural," is having his episode, "The Thing," re-airing tonight!
About Davy Perez
Davy was born and raised in East Los Angeles, from Echo Park to Montebello, CA, and started making stop-motion movies with his favorite action figures at a very young age. After dropping out of four different High Schools, he passed a single test to receive a State of California High School Proficiency Certificate. With traditional school in the rear-view, Davy attended the Stella Adler Academy in Hollywood, CA then spent five years at the Playhouse West Repertory School and Theater. He took film courses at Los Angeles City College then completed writing classes at UCLA Extension. Davy has taught Drama at the Los Angeles Music & Arts School while he worked his way up through production, eventually landing at ABC Studios and Universal Cable Productions in Creative Development.
In 2013, Davy was selected for a NALIP/HBO Writing Workshop and was a participant in the 2014 Disney ABC Writing Program. He was on the writing staff for the critically acclaimed ABC series American Crime for two seasons, and a part of the fan favorite series, Supernatural on CW . Davy is married to producer Amanda H. Perez and they share a lovely home with their feisty yet faithful dog, a Chihuahua named Pablo.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles
2401 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Showtime - 6:00pm
More information HERE
Woven from footage collected over a quarter of a century, ROCIO is the story of a mother's love and the American Dream.
When doting mother of three Rocio is suddenly diagnosed with terminal kidney cancer, her son Dario takes a leave of absence from Harvard College to come home and take care of her. Their battle against the disease leads them into the world of alternative medicine, where they find hope shimmering at a clinic across the border.
The catch: Pursuing this last chance at survival might mean giving up everything they've ever worked for.
About the Director
Dario Guerrero, creator of the new documentary ROCIO, is an undocumented Harvard graduate. His story first received national attention in September 2014 when he published an essay in the Washington Post titled "I told Harvard I was an undocumented immigrant. They gave me a full scholarship."
Following up on this story, a Telemundo news crew reached out to Dario and found him living in his grandmother's home, some 3,000 miles away from school in the crime-ridden, massive slums of Nezahualcoyotl just outside Mexico City. Dario's story again made national headlines, this time under the guise of "Harvard student took his dying mom to Mexico, now he's not allowed to leave." This is the subject matter of the present film. This is the story of ROCIO.
Dario also co-directed 2013's A Dream Deferred with college roommate Alex Boota, a documentary following several undocumented Harvard students as they apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Funded by the Harvard Law Documentary Studio, it was a Regional Finalist in the Student Academy Awards.
A leading advocate in inclusion in the industry, NALIP is providing more resources to aspiring filmmakers every year with events such as the NALIP Media Summit, the Latino Media Fest, and the Diverse Women in Media Forum, and events such as the Latino Lens Workshops and the Latino Lens Incubator Shorts.