SESSION 3B - FILMMAKING AS A CATALYST FOR CHANGE BY ALEJANDRO MIRANDA CRUZ
10:00 - 10:30 AM Central Time, Friday October 15th
From his childhood struggles dealing with dyslexia to leaving a promising career in Hollywood to focus on authentic storytelling, Alejandro will share his journey in finding his voice.
Alejandro will also share behind the scenes content for his directorial debut feature film, Trace the Line, and examples of how film can be a catalyst for engaging the most pressing topics facing us today
Short presentation followed by live Q&A. This is one of 10 sessions at the conference. You do not need a separate ticket to join this session.
ALEJANDRO "ALEX" MIRANDA CRUZ
Bravebird Co-Founder and Filmmaker
ALMA Award-winning Filmmaker, Alejandro Miranda Cruz spent 15 years working in Hollywood, first as a professional actor and later in creative development at a top Hollywood studio. Alejandro first appeared in national commercials before working in film and TV shows like The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Walker Texas Ranger.
After deciding to pursue transformative work behind the camera, Alejandro set up Bravebird as a studio to share stories of good and foster underrepresented voices. Through Bravebird, Alejandro has created viral video ads and has won eight Telly awards and two international Creativepool Awards. In 2018, Alejandro won Best International Short Film at the Oxford International Film Festival for his short film, Fantasy in D Minor. His new feature film, Trace the Line, is a coming-of-age story about two young artists set in Wisconsin during the pandemic with the backdrop of protests against racial injustice.
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