saturday, September 28, 2019 at 2:15pm
A Pubescent Latina looks forward to her maturing body, but must soon cope with the sexual misconduct of someone she trusts.
This project was supported by a grant from Sundance Institute with additional support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Meet the filmmakers
WRITER - Elaine Del Valle
DIRECTOR - Elaine Del Valle
PRODUCER - Elaine Del Valle, Debbie Esko-Gold, Randy Valdes, Tara Holmes, Taryn Kosviner and Elizabeth Mitchell
Elaine Del Valle
Featured alongside Michelle Obama in the 2018 PBS Documentary, aptly titled, "Beating The Odds"--Elaine Del Valle was born and bred in New York City’s Murder Capital--Brownsville Brooklyn. Elaine garnered critical acclaim when she landed off Broadway with her autobiographical one-woman play, "Brownsville Bred"—The New York Times calling it "From Girlhood Trials to Onstage Triumph".
Elaine won the 2011 HOLA award for excellence in playwriting. In 2013, with a desire to make her work more accessible, Del Valle turned her attention to writing for screen. Elaine co-wrote, produced, and directed the comedy web series, Reasons Y I'm Single. Elaine has since produced over 50 shorts, and in 2015 Elaine became the first person to license an interstitial series (Gran’pa Knows Best) to the HBO Latino Network.
In 2016, Del Valle received the TELLY award for her co-production of "The Smallest Step" (a PBS/World Channel short film series).
Her directorial debut in a short film, Final Decision (which she also wrote and produced) screened at film festivals throughout 2017, winning several awards, including a Best Narrative Director award.
In 2017, Elaine produced and directed Tagged—a short documentary featured in Ad Age for its “innovative use of film on a mobile phone”.
In 2018, Elaine was selected as one of 9 directors to partake in the Sundance Short Narrative Film Lab (Miami). Her film, "ME 3.769" is supported by a grant from Sundance Institute and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.