Virtual Q&A for the Avant-garde, Bold & Cute! program: 9/22 (Thu) 8PM EDT
Virtual streaming available in the U.S. from 9/16 12:00 AM EDT - 9/29 11:59 PM EDT.
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Dir. by Stephanie Osuna-Hernandez
USA | 2020 | Comedy, Drama | 9 min
Fran is a young, fab, queer Latino who dreams of leaving his small town in Texas and moving to LA to pursue his dream of becoming a famous YouTuber. Fran UNAPOLOGETICALLY expresses himself through his eccentric fashion in a place where he knows he is not accepted. But what are the consequences of being true to ourselves? Shot entirely in Vlog Format. Join us while we watch this DREAMER on his journey.
Stephanie Osuna-Hernandez (she/her) is a first-gen Chicana writer/director born and raised in Inglewood, CA. She started in digital media as a video producer for We Are Mitu where she directed, produced and edited viral content. She was the assistant to Marvin Lemus and Linda Y. Chavez for season one of Gentefied and returned as their showrunner’s assistant for season two. She worked with Netflix’s Con Todo as a writer and created content for their original titles for a Latine audience. In 2020, she directed the short film, Dreamer, which was selected for the Official Latino Film Festival and Outfest. Most recently, she was a directing fellow for Film Independent’s Project Involve 2021, where she directed her latest short film, Calabaza. It has been selected by The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, LALIFF, The Micheaux Film Festival, and the Palm Springs Short Fest.
"Dreamer is a film for those who dream big but have no control over what stops those dreams from coming true. I was drawn to this short from the very beginning because of how likable and bubbly Fran was. He reminded me of the people I knew in my life and how against all odds, they still followed their dreams. We may come from circumstances that are not the best, but we'll make the best of any situation."
- Stephanie Osuna-Hernandez