Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Carrie Madariaga, Disenrolled from The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, Refines Her Craft in Cinema. Directing/Writing Acting in Short Films

Carrie Madariaga was one of three Native directors selected to participate in the 2013 LA Skins CBS studios directors initiative fellowship.

Part of the fellowship each director must write a short film, table read it with the LA Skins writers group, workshop it with a director mentor at CBS studios, then shoot and edit in a 48 hr film  
competition. The following week November 16th the three films premiered at the 7th annual LA Skins Fest in Los Angeles Ca, at Regal cinemas At LA Live.   

She placed second in the competition judged by network executives.

Her 9 minute short film, "Kinda Like A Love Story", is a love story  about two women. Goldie, an artist, is consumed by grief from the loss of her love a year earlier. But through her art she creates a place  for new love to enter her life and helps her to rejoin the world again.

The film was executive produced by the LA Skins Fest, as Carrie puts it , "a milestone in my career, to have a film festival finance my film and put their name behind it". 

LA Skins is planning on turning Kinda Like A Love Story into a webseries, along with the other two films that were made as part of the competition. Kinda Like A Love Story  also has an all Native cast, starring Shyla Marlin and Shannon Baker.

Some other highlights from the fest:

Opening night film Winter In The Blood, starring Chaske Spencer and  Saginaw Grant. Saginaw attended and was part of the panel along with the filmmakers. 

This year was also the inaugural awards show.

Carrie Madariaga
PHOTO BY: Maria Brunner Ventura


White Buffalo said...


Anonymous said...

Way to go Break a leg Carrie

Anonymous said...

good job, you are an inspiration!