Journey to Mictlan
Haunted by the deaths of her family Mia Ortega seeks out the help of Reina, Reina sets Mia off on an impossible voyage to bring her family back from the dead before the end of the third day of Día de Muertos, only for Mia to end up on an ever-endless journey to the Aztec underworld Mictlan.
Keep it Colorful
Inclusion StatementThis project helms an all women cast and crew of both Latino and African American backgrounds . Our web series project itself is a project that incorporates an inclusive narrative and shows a positive representation of Mexican culture .
About The Project
From the Creator:
"In 2005 when I was seventeen years of age I lost my mother who I was close to. And in 2016 I lost my grandmother who I was also very close to. Losing two strong independent women who were both my inspiration and support for the filmmaker I turned out to be today, I needed an outlet to let go of my sadness and my grief and so I wrote;
wrote about a family who was also very close, and loses each other but unlike me has the opportunity to find each other again during Dia de los Muertos, the day of the dead celebration.
At the time of my mother's death I started off on a journey to learn more about my Mexican heritage. So by creating this story about the mythology of the Aztec gods and the day of the dead I come a little bit closer to learning about who I am as a person. It has allowed me to appreciate both my African American and Mexican American Heritage."
I'm also writing and creating this project now because it's the right time to.
Growing up I didn't see a lot of films or tv shows about mexican american families let alone a fantasy series.
I wanted to do it justice to the books and other latin american stories I read as a child and create something where I can explore the characters, stories, and mythologies of my heritage and culture that relates to me and other people in my community and hopfully help fill the gap of the lack of inclusion.
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About This Team
Yessania Cheyenne who also produced and wrote Rooftop Sentiments a short film that was chosen for official selection at the International Monarch Film Festival in 2015, and runner up in the Latino Film Market in 2017. She finished a Bachelor's Degree in Film from Brooklyn College in 2017. She also attended both Savannah College of Art & Design from 2007-2009, and New York Film Academy in 2014.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPGHY( EPISODE 1)
Ladisha Wattson is an aspiring director & producer. Wattson was an editor & producer for a teen talk show called "Teens Live To Tape" it had 10 episodes & was nominated for a BETA Award. Wattson has done music videos for unsigned artist & acted in the web-series "Juicy The Series". As a filmmaker wattson states she's wants to build a legacy that will live forever in the film industry.
Polina Porras Sivolobova is a Russian-Mexican multidisciplinary artist. Her artwork includes painting, works on paper, artist books, puppets, video, performance art and public interventions. Polina explores female iconography, rites of passage, indigenous and catholic syncretism, faith, technology and nature. In 2006 she created an artist book in the form of toy theater titled “Journey to Mictlan,” which inspired a series of performance adaptations on the theme. These were commissioned and performed at El Museo del Barrio (2009), the National Museum of the American Indian (2012) and De-construkt (projekts) (2015). Also in 2015, the Mexican General Consulate in Kuwait hosted an exhibition bringing all these works together. In 2010 she directed and produced a short documentary about her bicultural background through the lives of both of her grandmothers. Polina received a Master in Fine Arts and Art and Design Education from Pratt Institute.
Lorena Sarabia is a bilingual and bicultural young woman who is a quick study with a multifaceted background, such as working as a trained pastry chef, a makeup artist and now acting school graduate. Her focus is to make her mark in the world of television and film acting. To date she has been involved in short films, television commercials, music videos, as well as documentaries.
REINA/LADY OF THE DEAD
Martha Lorena Preve is a Mexican theatre and film actress. Her last credits include the web series "The next great hire", “Rachel Unraveled” and “Painful Watching”. She is the co-founder of the theatre company “Something from Abroad” that forms part of the Horse Trade Theatre group in Manhattan. She recently wrote and directed “A Night With the Dead” and “Make Christmas Great Again” that were staged as part of the theatre´s festival.She can be seen in an upcoming production of "The Laramie project: ten years later".
Tatiana Ronderos was born and raised in Bogota Colombia. she graduated from The Neighbourhood Playhouse School of Theater and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. She is currently training with actors Clark Middletown and Ewen Bremmer at Apt 929 Tony Torn Studios, legacy of Geraldine Page. She recently starred and produced The Pied Pipers of Woodside in Bogota Colombia and is in preparation for their second run.
Her filmography includes: "Mile 22" (Peter Berg) "The Effects of Blunt Force Trauma" (Ken Sanzel) "Mary" and "Vocation" (Alejandro Aguilar). Her most recent work was for the "Girl inside the Mirror" at Teatro Latea, part of the Planet Connection Theater Festivity.
Anel Carmona is an actor and writer originally from Guadalajara, Mexico. She's participated in dozens of plays and musicals in both: New York City and Mexico. Among her favorite credits are: The Threepenny Opera, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Laramie Project and Little Shop of horrors. She is the author of Church Of The Winter and Ice Cream, Fro-yo and Accusations Of The Murder Of John Lennon, both with premieres in NYC. Last April her play Adios Fjord had its Off-Broadway premiere. Anel holds and MFA in Playwriting by the Actors Studio Drama School and is an AMDA graduate. Member of the Dramatists Guild of America.