Alejandra Retana is a Mexican-American director and producer with an extensive career in the film industry. She has directed, produced, and written numerous films, documentaries, and television series. Her work has been featured in festivals around the world, and she has received several awards for her contributions to modern filmmaking.
Retana was born in Mexico City and raised in both Mexico and the United States. She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where she earned a degree in film and digital media. After graduating, she immediately began her career in the film industry. She started as a production assistant, working on various independent films and television shows.
Retana quickly rose through the ranks and began directing her own projects. Her first feature film, "La Vida de los Muertos," was chosen for the Cannes Film Festival in 2006. The film was well-received and gained her recognition in the industry.
Retana went on to direct several other highly acclaimed feature films, such as "La Llorona" and "The Burning Heart." She has also directed several documentaries including "The History of the Barrios" and "Women in Mexico."
In addition to directing, Retana is also a prolific producer. She has produced several television shows and feature films, including the award-winning "The Way I See It" and the critically acclaimed "Coco." She has also produced the popular web series "Love and Loss in Mexico City."
Retana is an active member of the film community and has been involved in a number of advocacy organizations. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the National Hispanic Media Coalition. She has also been involved in the ACLU, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, and the Sundance Institute.
Retana is committed to telling stories that reflect the Latinx experience and to creating a more inclusive film industry. Her work has been praised for its artistry, authenticity, and boldness. She has been honored with numerous awards, including the Imagen Award and the Ariel Award.
Alejandra Retana is a true trailblazer in the film industry. Her work has changed the way Latinx stories are told and she continues to push the boundaries of modern filmmaking. She is a leader in the film world and an inspiration to many.