*spotlight* serves as a growing list/directory of [mxd] creatives. it is our hope that over time as we grow the [mxd] community, that this can be a hub for collaboration among [mxd] creatives to connect with and empower one another.
“I’m a producer in the commercial world, working primarily in fashion & beauty. I’m trying to dedicate more of my time into directing personal projects. Two short films I want to make speak directly into my personal identity. One focuses on a bisexual girl, who gets into comprosing position with a couple who wants to have a threesome ha. The other is about a Filipino girl, who refuses to pray the rosary after her mother has been deported.”
“i'm a story artist and i work primarily in animation for kid's tv but i also do illustrative work and comics! most of my art is rooted in chinese-canadian and caribbean-canadian experiences. currently, i have self-published an autobiographical comic called tension which talks about my personal curly hair insecurities, and a graphic novel that's a work in progress called lost in translation.”
“i’m a writer/actor/director. i wrote and directed a feature film on amazon prime and itunes called living with the dead: a love story. the main character is a young woman whose mother is an immigrant and the film touches on the pressure parents put on their children to succeed and get into the best schools.”
caroline mariko stucky is a swiss-japanese cinematographer and director from switzerland. she currently lives in new york. we had a conversation with her about growing up mixed in switzerland, the difficulties with being gay in japan, and how these experiences are expressed in her films– “color/blind” and “us”.
sandra manzanares is an afro-latina writer and director born in boston, massachusetts, to immigrants from honduras. our conversation touches upon topics from the politics of black hair, to the african diaspora, afro-latinx representation in the media, the immigrant experience, and radical empathy.