Director Biography – Andrea Porras Madero
Andrea was born and raised in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico. She moved to California at age 16, even though it was a tough struggled at first, she was able to capitalize on America’s broad educational system and began shooting amateur films which eventually led to her to USC.
Andrea is double majoring in Film/TV Production and Contemporary Latin American Studies. She is the co-founder and president of Acción Latinx, the first Latino student organization in the School of Cinematic Arts. She is also the vice-president of Spotlight on Hope, a USC student organization that teaches pediatric cancer patients basic filmmaking skills.
Over the 2017 summer, she became a Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today Fellow at Hola Mexico Film Festival in Los Angeles. While also working as a research assistant for a couple USC professors. Her first documentary, Out of the Shadows, won the 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellowship. She currently interns for Skybound Entertainment as a media development intern.