When thinking of every form of visual media, television is the place that excites me most. I have a plethora of Latino-centered stories to tell, but I do not see many other Latino series existing within the one-hour television drama world. I hope to change that – that’s the exciting part. My personal taste/inspiration ranges from Succession to The White Lotus to The Bear.
Television Pilot | Limited Series | Drama | 61 Pages
When an undocumented young man’s legal status is exposed, he’s separated from his kid brother and taken to an immigration detainment center (ICE Camp). As he awaits his trial with an ensemble of Latin American detainees, he must find a way to get back to his brother while suffering the camp’s inhumane conditions allowed by the U.S. criminal justice system.
Accolades: "Finalist" at 2021 Sundance Episodic Lab and "Second Rounder" at 2021 Austin Film Festival.
12 vs 13
EPISODE #101 - "AN EVENING WITH THE GARAVITOS"
Television Pilot | Hour Drama | 60 Pages
In the mid 1990s, the mayor of Riverside, California (a self-made Chicano) is up for reelection during the peak of the war on drugs. He and his dysfunctional yet powerful family must hide their resurfacing criminal past in order to maintain political power.
EPISODE #401 - "RIGHT HAND MAN"
Television Spec | One-Hour Drama | 62 Pages
When Logan decides to sell Waystar RoyCo to Lukas Matsson, Matsson announces that only one of the Roy children will keep their job. The Roy siblings must compete in an escape room to prove their worth while Greg and Tom navigate a rocky situation over at the company’s theme park conference.
FILM BRO & GOTH GIRL RUIN TV
EPISODE #101 - "VAPORÚ"
Half-Hour Sitcom | Comedy/Drama | 28 Pages
Film Bro and Goth Girl (exactly as they sound) are out of place as the only Latinos at their predominantly white institution somewhere in the midwest. As they pursue their artistic passions, they fall in love while trying to survive the absurdness of the world around them.
A BAD FEELING
Episode 2x05 -- "ISO: Woman, Under 30, Carb-Free"
Narrative Anthology Podcast | Horror/Comedy | 17 Pages
A lonely millennial turns to dating apps to find love. She gets a hook, but soon finds out that this smooth-talker is thirstier than she is.
Produced by WODC and directed by Deanna Gomez. Listen to the episode HERE.
Accolades: "Second Rounder (Top 20%)" at Austin Film Festival 2022.