Hey, I'm Melina!

New York, New York

Melina Valdez is a New York-based Uruguayan filmmaker focusing on surreal perspectives, stories about identity, and complicated relationships. Raised predominantly in swampy South Florida, she drew inspiration from every source of art possible - books, music, painting, nothing was off-limits. Melina realized that films combined all of her interests, and she attended the College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University where she fell in love with directing. She graduated in 2017 and after some traveling, moved to New York. She uses her free time to write and direct short films, some of which screened in festivals throughout the U.S. Melina is currently in pre-production for a proof of concept short film based on her feature script SACA TU LENGUA which was selected for IFP WEEK 2020.

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