Synopsis

Love & Monster Trucks is a feature length narrative film currently in development.

18-year-old Chicana artist, Impala Mata, can't wait to escape her 4x4 truck-obsessed, Texas bordertown family. But the summer before she's supposed to leave for college, she falls in love with a girl -- a truck-racer, no less -- and suddenly, Impala finds herself drawn back into her family’s 4x4 world, in ways she never expected.

Love & Monster Trucks is inspired by writer/director Cristina Ibarra's experiences growing up around her family’s trucks, modifying shops, junkyards, and car lots, on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border.














Recognition

Semifinalist, Sundance Institute

- Writer's Lab & Creative Producing Fellowship 

Official Selection, IFP‘s Independent Film Week

- No Borders International Co-Production Market

Official Selection, NALIP

- Film Counseling Series & Producers Academy

Official Selection, Guadalajara Film Market

- Iberoamerican Films Crossing Borders

Development funding:

- Creative Capital, Rockefeller Foundation, Astraea Foundation, New York State Council for the Arts, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC)

Fiscal Sponsor: Women Make Movies