Hey, I'm Michelle!

Los Angeles, California

Michelle Salcedo, named Best New Filmmaker of the Year in 2020 by NFMLA, is an award winning writer/director with over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry. Michelle strives for authenticity, drawing from her Latinx experience and achieves a nuanced representation of the Latin American diaspora in her storytelling. Her filmmaking style is highly cinematic, influenced by auteurs like Kieslowski and Iñarritu. Born in Miami, of Cuban and Ecuadorian descent, she moved to New York to attend Columbia University and graduated with a B.A. in film studies. She worked at Miramax Films producing theatrical trailers for over 30 films including Academy Award winner, “Chicago” and “Gangs of New York”. She’s edited over fifty episodes of non-fiction T.V. for networks: Bravo, TLC, VH1, MTV and Univision. Her directorial debut, "Piel Canela/Cinnamon Skin" shot on location in Cuba, started its festival run in 2019, winning seven jury prizes including “Best Produced” at the Academy-qualifying Holly Shorts Film festival and an audience award at the Chicago Latino Film Fest. She wrote and directed a feature, "Woman of the House", a female-centric dramedy, currently in post-production. By creating compelling, character-driven work in TV and Film, Michelle hopes to empower future generations of filmmakers to express their unique visions.

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Through The Blinds Anthology

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Thriller

The chronicles and pitfalls of a home through the eyes of seven women over the decades.

123%

This project got the green light!

Stronghold

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Thriller

Mother and Daughter survive in a post-apocalyptic world. When an ill stranger shows up and disrupts their lives.

110%

This project got the green light!

Wise Love

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Drama, Family

A mother & caregiver for her schizophrenic son makes a desperate attempt to save him, in a decision that could change their lives forever.

151%

This project got the green light!

The Weekend

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

A young Indonesian man discovers he has extraterrestrial abilities when a friend dies in his arms.

164%

This project got the green light!

Woman of the House

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

A woman intends to enjoy her midlife crisis despite her judgmental friends. But does the universe have other plans?

109%

This project got the green light!

The Dark Essence

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Other

Two friends embark on a journey to spread the word of secularism; along the way they learn the meaning of faith, friendship, and love.

105%

This project got the green light!

breakLAND

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Eddy works at a theme park taking pictures of kids; however, his boss is determined to destroy any dreams Eddy has of being a photographer.

84%

This project got the green light!

That's Not Us

New York City, New York Film Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

An intimate portrait of 3 couples on a beach weekend that tests the strength of their relationships

105%

This project got the green light!

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