Prissly Mena

New York, New York, United States

I often tend to see beyond the things that ordinary people see. Where there is a person or place I find the story that defines them.
I started filmmaking when I was in high school doing skits and shorts about everyday things and pop culture topics such as supernatural movies and such. This kindled my interest in film and movies. I was always a movie buff who broke down and analyzed movies from big blockbusters to independent films.
My work speaks to the human condition and what we as people experience as a collective. Although we all go through the same things we have different views and circumstances in which they occur.
My Mother The Scar shows the mourning of a family who has fallen apart due to the passing of my late mother, Arsenia Artiles. It demonstrates how we are all familiar with the loss of someone important, the pain and solitude we immerse ourselves in and even the blame and anger we throw at those still left behind. Ultimately it shows healing as a collective and how we can all come back from pain and suffering if we're only willing to help each other through.

"Closure feels better with company...."
-P. Mena

  • Work
    • TV Africa, Equipment Assistant
  • Education
    • Suny Oneonta
    • The City College of New York