writer/director

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Cristina Ibarra

Based in New York City, Cristina Ibarra grew up on the U.S./Mexico border between El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.  She is a Chicana filmmaker working in the realms of non-fiction, fiction and satire. Ibarra creates films that can be seen on public television, online, and in galleries, museums, schools and film festivals across the United States.

Her first hour-long PBS documentary, The Last Conquistador, created with John Valadez, had a national broadcast on POV.  Her award-winning directorial debut, Dirty Laundry: A Homemade Telenovela, was broadcast nationwide on the PBS series ColorVision.  Latino Public Broadcasting commissioned her interstitial, Grandma’s Hip Hop.  Ibarra’s mini-film script, Wheels of Change, was selected for production at the New York International Latino Film Festival as a trailer for the festival sponsor, Banco Popular.  She is a founding member of fulana.org, a Latina interdisciplinary collective, where she creates award-winning satirical web-based interstitials such as Latino Plastic Cover, Lupe From the Block and Amnezac.

Creative Capital, Latino Public Broadcasting, the Paul Robeson Fund, the New York State Council for the Arts and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture have all funded her work. She has been awarded a number of fellowships including one from the Rockefeller Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Latino Producers Academy and CPB/PBS Producer’s Academy.

Cristina Ibarra is also a founding member of the New York chapter of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, and SubCine, the first Latino self-distribution collective. Ibarra is currently developing two projects: the feature film Love & Monster Trucks and a documentary entitled Marthas. 

Love & Monster Trucks is an official selection of IFP's No Borders International Co-Production Market and NALIP's Latino Producers Academy.

co-writer/producer

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Erin Ploss-Campoamor

Erin Ploss-Campoamor was born in Canada to American parents and raised all over North America in an extended multicultural family, speaking English, Spanish and French. She is an award-winning filmmaker, with experience in both documentary and narrative, the director of several shorts and the producer of a successful feature film.

She was a Semifinalist for the Sundance Institute's Creative Producing Fellowship, as the producer of Love & Monster Trucks.

Prior to that, she produced Pablo Proenza’s record-breaking film, Dark Mirror, which received rave reviews and an Imagen Award nomination, for its star Lisa Vidal’s “tour-de-force performance” (Ronnie Scheib,Variety.) Dark Mirror was acquired by IFC Films, where it was the top-selling movie of all time for IFC On Demand.

Erin is the writer/director of the semi-autobiographical short film La Americanita (The American Girl), loosely inspired by the years she spent living with her stepfather’s Cuban-American family in Miami, FL.  It won two Best Short Film awards and was a semifinalist for the Angelus Film Award. She wrote and directed another short film, April in the Morning, which was nominated for an Eastman Kodak Award and was the showcase piece in her successful bid for the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship.  In addition to her narrative films, she has also made an award-winning documentary, The Good Egg, that is currently being distributed by Icarus Films. 

She has written several scripts, including a feature length version of La Americanita, which was a two-time semifinalist for the Sundance Lab and selected to participate in NALIP's Latino Producer’s Academy.

Love & Monster Trucks is an official selection of IFP's No Borders International Co-Production Market and NALIP's Latino Producers Academy.