Two Feet In

Los Angeles, California | Series

Comedy, Family

Marissa Herrera

1 Campaigns | California, United States

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A tale of two Latinas, a daughter and her mother, are now roommates and embark on a journey of self discovery as they deal with dating, work, and family. Will they find the answers they've been looking for or continue to blame each other?

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The Story

Alma is a Latina choreographer on the go striving to find her place in the world. A walking mantra and self-help junkie, Alma struggles to keep her sanity while balancing her professional life amidst the demands of her family. After years of Alma raising her jock-brother Chris with her mother Luz, the tenuous relationship they have is exposed when Chris moves to his college dorm. Can mother and daughter, both now adult women, find the answers they have always been looking for or blame each other for the lives they never had?


The Casas family is a 2nd and 3rd generation American Latino family. With the City of Los Angeles as their backdrop and the freeway systems as a pathway into their lives, we witness their journey, trials and tribulations. Through Alma we are introduced to her dance students, including Luis and Jojo.


My name is Marissa Herrera and I am a 3rd generation Chicana born and raised in the San Gabrial Valley who speaks Spanglish, was raised on 80/90's hip-hop AND rancheras, who meditates AND has my Abuela's rosary by my bedside. I am proud to be the Latina I am while being grounded in my identity as a native Angeleno. The immigration story is not mine, the gang story is not mine. I created these characters and this story because I know them, they are me, they are you-this familia and community is us. This is an American Latino family that we relate to because of their human experience, and it is time we, America, the world, sees us portrayed on TV for the people we really are. I was no longer going to sit and wait for someone to write our story and be mad every time I was offered a sterotypical Latino role as an actor. If I, we, don't write our story someone else will, or even worse it won't be written at all. It is our collective duty to share it the way it was mean to be told: grounded in truth and love. But I can't do it alone. I am fully invested, I have an incredible cast and crew and I am inviting you to a creative action of love and let's bring "Two Feet In" to life together!


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Locations & Permits

Costs $2,000

The stage for our story takes place at a school and dance studio. This money will go towards these locations and required permits.

Catering & Crafty

Costs $1,000

Everyone deserves a great meal, especially during a hard days work.

Hard Drives

Costs $700

We need storage space to save our footage, a few hard drives will do the trick.

G&E Truck

Costs $1,000

To safely transport our grip and electric gear from locations, we need a designated truck.

Car Mount

Costs $900

A car mount would allow us to safely shoot traveling car scenes.


Costs $900

We need a drone to get those tricky areal shots.

Production Design

Costs $1,500

Art is an important element in story telling, and with a cultured atmosphere, we need great art direction.


Costs $1,500

Our characters have different styles and need specific types of wardrobe for their different personalities.

Hair & Make Up

Costs $1,500

Our talent need to look their part and we need a talented hair and make up artist to achieve these character looks.

Set Teacher

Costs $1,000

Our younger talent need to continue their education on set, with a set teacher, they will be able to learn with out leaving work.

Cash Pledge

Costs $0

Lighting Package

Costs $1,000

As Jimmy Baca Says " light is deflective of our own essence." Being equipped with a full packaged lighting kit will help us reach our goal.

Camera Package

Costs $2,500

With upgrades in digital projection quality comes the need for an upgrade in our current camera arsenal resolution.

Sound Equipment & Sound Mixer

Costs $1,500

Every one has something significant to say and with an onset mixer and the right equipment, we can ensure we preserve every soundbite!

Production Insurance

Costs $3,500

Murphy's Law states whatever can happen will happen. We need to be prepared for that. Always encourage protection and safety on all films.

Music Rights and Film Scores

Costs $1,500

Music is an important element to create emotion and move the story along, we will need to create some great tracks for great moments.

Camera Operator

Costs $1,500

Every great camera needs a great camera operator. We need a skilled camera operator to help us capture our comedic moments.


Costs $1,500

It takes a great editor to understand important story telling moments.

About This Team

Marissa Herrera (Creator/Co-Writer) was recently quoted in her feature interview on the PBS documentary, Art & the Mind: “I was born to dance…my calling is to create.” As a Visionary and leader  Marissa is “bending the rebar” for young Latinas globally. Marissa was recently recognized by Ford Motor Company in their 2016 national campaign “Unstoppable: Latina on the Move.”


Poised to be the “Latina Tyler Perry,” Marissa launched “De Mi Alma Productions,” to share the stories of the American Latino experience. As a Creator, Marissa creates work for stage, film and TV as well as continuing her work as a choreographer and actor. She is the Creator/Co-Writer of “Two Feet In” (TV pilot), and her short film “MY L.A.” is a finalist in the New Filmmakers LA: On Location “What’s your L.A.?” film project. Marissa strives to connect us and tells the stories of the human experience.


A native Angeleno, born and raised in the City of Azusa, Marissa is also a leader in Arts Education. She is the Co-Founder/Artistic Director of 4C LAB, “providing opportunities for young creative visionaries to share their stories through artistic expression.” Marissa’s work is that of the “4 C’s”: to Create, Communicate and Collaborate to build Community. Marissa firmly believes in using art as a tool to empower youth to be a voice in addressing personal and social issues affecting their communities. One of her goals is to nurture young artists to build personal, artistic and global relationships in order to build community through art, professionalism (on and off stage), and love- for their work, themselves and each other.


Marissa Herrera began her professional career as an artist at the age of five, performing professionally with the Ballet Folklorico de Aztlan Dance Company. Feature credits have included Romeo & Juliet-Zoot Suit Style with Tony Plana’s East L.A. Classic Theatre, Selena Forever, Luis Avalos’ Paquitos’ Christmas, as Lupe Reyna in the 25th Anniversary Tour of Luis Valdez’ , Zoot Suit, with El Teatro Campesino, as Anita in the Centennial of The Mission Play, and as the choreographer of the Tony Award winning musical In The Heights at The CandleLight Pavilion in which she won the IETL Award for Best Choreography. Film and television credits have included, Something Lost, Rapunzel Jackson, Bones (FOX) and a principal dancing role in Sony Pictures’ You Got Served.


Marissa has led workshops internationally and has written, choreographed, produced and directed many projects. She developed the Dance Choreography and Production Program at Inner-City Arts in the Skid Row section of Los Angeles. She is also the Co-founder of The Heart and Soul Collective- a cross-discipline of young artists using their art to empower personal and social transformation. Marissa was the Founding Artistic Director and choreographer for the Inner-City Arts Repertory Dance Company who performed for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate, on their 2012 trip to Los Angeles. Marissa was a delegate to La Habana, Cuba where she taught dance and participated in cross cultural workshops with Danza Moderna de Cuba and completed a collaborative project with her students and youth in England sponsored by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Marissa is also a published writer with contributions to “Middle School Dance,” and “Critical Media Literacy,” both being published late 2015. Marissa is also part of the Grammy Award winning artist, Macy Gray, creative team as choreographer and creative advisor.



JOE LUIS CEDILLO (Director & Co-Writer)  is a left-handed Chicano writer-director who works on stage and behind the camera.  He is a graduate of Cal State Northridge and the University of Iowa’s Playwright's Workshop. Iowa Director credits: 7 DAYS: A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF MILES DAVIS; THIS IS YOUR LIFE, THE SUPERIOR STORY and his play DRY. His plays ON PAINTED SKIN and COLUMPIO were both Runner Ups for the Kennedy Center ACTF National Latino Playwriting Award.  Playwright-Director credits include: 69 PORTRAITS OF CHE, TEXTBOOKS & FENCES and 7, 8IGHT, 9.  Site-specific work includes ASCENSION (Watt’s Village Theatre Company Meet Me@Metro), THE PARTY (Chalk Rep at The La Brea Tar Pits), and CRUISING CON LA VIRGEN (Moving Arts Car Plays as part of Radar LA) to name a few.  He was a member of the MET Theater Company, Urban Ensemble Theatre Collective, Co-Founder of Company of Strangers, founding member of The Unit Collective@The Playwright’s Center in Minneapolis.  He interned for Director Diane Rodriguez at the Center Theater Group and assisted Playwright Robert Schenkkan on his production of LEWIS AND CLARK REACH THE EUPHRATES that premiered at the Mark Taper Forum.  In Houston, he served as Production Dramaturg/Literary Manager for the Alley Theatre for the 60th anniversary season. Dramaturg credits include: JOURNEY'S END, THE CLEAN HOUSE, SUBJECT TO FITS and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to name a few.  At Texas State’s Black and Latino Playwright’s Conference he’s worked with such playwrights as Elaine Romero, Gus Edwards, Mando Alvarado and Amparo Garcia-Crow.  As a Director-Dramaturg for Watts Village Theatre Company he devised the play UNLOCKED with students at Animo Watts Locke High and developed Donald Jolly’s RIOT/REBELLION about the ’65 Watts Riots.  Joe served Producing Artistic Director Kinan Valdez as Associate Artistic Director for El Teatro Campesino. Credits include: puppeteer for LA CONQUISTA, screenwriter for MAURYA’S KICK, and acted on the back of a flatbed for the annual Dia De Los Muertos pageant like back in the day. He served Founding Artistic Director Luis Valdez as a Producer, Assistant Director and Sound Designer for his new play VALLEY OF THE HEART and subsequent remounts at the Teatro and CSU Monterey Bay’s World Theater.  Mr. Cedillo directed El Teatro Campesino’s annual Christmas folk opera productions LA PASTORELA and LA VIRGEN DEL TEPEYAC performed site-specifically in Mission San Juan Bautista’s church.  His digital film credits include: HERMANA and WRNG IN STUDIO CITY.  Commissions include: Highways 4x4 Emerging Latino Artists, The LA History Project with the Edge of the World Theatre Festival, NYC’s The MET Museum with Houston’s MFAH, and Minneapolis’s zZamya Theatre Project. Recognitions include: Bay Area Playwright's Festival Finalist, FAIR Fellow at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, selection as a Theatre Master, Core Member Apprentice for the Playwright's Center, Alliance Theatre Kendeda Finalist and a Latino Theater Commons Fellow.  Mr. Cedillo is developing an original LA crime drama pilot SWEET PALMS, a new musical about the 1934 General Strike on San Francisco’s Waterfront, and TWO FEET IN a web series currently in pre-production.


MARABINA JAIMES (Producer/"Luz")  is a multi talented Mexi-Rican Actress known for her Emmy win as host of the
PBS series “Storytime!”. Currently, Marabina Jaimes is highlighted on national TV as the narrator and
featured actress in the documentary, “Now En Espanol” airing on PBS’ “VOCES”. Marabina guest starred as
controversial “Pammy” on the Emmy nominated Hulu network’s original TV series “East Los High.”
(Marabina Jaimes pronounced in English is Mar-a-vee-na High-mez).
Credits include:
- NOW EN ESPANOL, documentary film by Andrea Meller, currently airing nationally on the VOCES
series on PBS.
- EAST LOS HIGH Guest star on the Emmy Nominated Hulu series, in the controversial “Mexifornia”
- DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (Voiceover Artist), Narrator En Espanol”, for the full 9 years of the ABC
TV show.
- SANTO BUGITO Starred in Klasky-Csupo’s animated series with Tony Plana and Cheech Marin for
- FIXING PACO Starred in the Imagen nominated series with Paul Rodriguez
- LET’S TALK Co-host and Co-Creator of Latin Heat’s TV magazine show with Bel Hernandez, Dyana
Ortelli, and Kikey Castillo.

Current Team