Filmmaker and Activist in Los Angeles, California
Hi, I'm Marco,
I am a longtime activist and emerging filmmaker focusing on marginalized communities, elevating the experiences of undocumented people, people living with HIV/AIDS. LGBTQ people, women, sex workers, and people with different abilities. My work anchors at weaving together these interconnected struggles - and in doing so, intentionally challenge toxic masculinity, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and other “isms” that threaten our collective wellbeing.
Out of necessity, with no budget and a big vision, I set out on a special project - which in 2015 became El Canto del Colibrí (The Hummingbird’s Song). A documentary about Latino immigrant fathers and their queer children. Frameline, Amazon, Xfinity, Kanopy, and Vimeo.
The White House, Obama's White House to be clear, noticed my work with their prestigious Champions of Change award that recognizes that recognized individuals using art to make a difference in the lives of LGBT people.
2017 Equal Justice Artist Residency at the Santa Fe Arts Institute in New Mexico