Hey, I'm Tijuana!

New York, New York

Tijuana Ricks is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where she was awarded both the Rebecca West Memorial Scholarship and the Herschel Williams Prize for Outstanding Ability in Acting. Ms. Ricks has performed in numerous film, television, and stage productions. She is also an accomplished voiceover artist with a 2013 Grammy nomination for her work as Michelle Obama in the First Lady’s audiobook, American Grown. Ms. Ricks made her directorial debut in 2016 with The Vampire Leland, an official selection of the New York Television Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, SoHo International Film Festival, and SeriesFest. IndieWire singled The Vampire Leland as one of “8 great pilots that deserve a network home.” She is a 2019 semi-finalist for the SeriesFest/Shondaland! Women in Directing Mentorship.

 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Make America Bake Again

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

With a little help from her cousins, Wisconsinite Mary Margaret Anderson tries her to darndest to make it on America’s favorite baking show.

99%

This project got the green light!

It's Okay

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

Reality isn't what it seems. Something strange is happening to Cam and Alex. Will they lose each other before they figure it out?

133%

This project got the green light!

Scratch This

New York City, New York Series
Action, Comedy

Featuring three self-centered sisters who make a futile attempt to overcome their sibling rivalry resulting in riotous physical comedy.

106%

This project got the green light!

Rizo

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

An Afro-Latina actress struggles with her identity as she navigates the Hollywood machine.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Hosts: A New Webseries

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

After his relationship fails, Jason embarks on a series of dysfunctional sexual escapades on the gay hook-up app all the gays loves to hate

82%

This project got the green light!

Incurable

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Incurable: a journey of love, rejection, and an overactive imagination.

113%

This project got the green light!

Tristan and Isaac

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Romance

Two lovers get swept up in a romance with no concern for consequences.

82%

This project got the green light!

Perchance to Dream

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Romantic Comedy

Perchance to Dream is a love story of two insomniacs sharing a quirky middle aged romance.

103%

This project got the green light!

WITHIN REACH Raising Funds for Post Production + Film Festival Submissions

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A plucky young woman bases her value on externale things only to find herself unfulfilled, must finally realize what makes her truly happy.

80%

This project got the green light!

Nice Tan

San Francisco, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Nice Tan is a WOC / QPOC-led sketch comedy series that tackles life and identity in a world that's not as woke as it wants to be.

107%

This project got the green light!

All Souls - a web series

New York City, New York Series
Drama

A weary Episcopal Rector loses his faith… but refuses to give up his parish, his last few friends, or the only true calling he’s ever known.

107%

This project got the green light!

An Honest Lie

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Film Short
Comedy, Experimental

In a world where truth kiosks sit on every corner, one woman must decide what truth really means.

80%

This project got the green light!

Encounters: A Sci-Fi Anthology Series

Atlanta, Georgia Series
Horror, Sci-Fi

Ordinary people, who after chance encounters with otherworldly entities, see their deepest desires come to fruition but at at terrible cost.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Eulogist

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

In the depths of his grief, a young man becomes obsessed with crashing funerals and giving eulogies for people he never knew.

100%

This project got the green light!

Crowned: Season 2

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Macie and the rest of the Party Princesses survive batty bosses, pushy parents and crazy co-workers in this semi-scripted comedy series.

73%

This project got the green light!

SIDETRACKED

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Drama

Sometimes the FORK in the road is a SPOON.

160%

This project got the green light!

MAYBE IT'S ME

New York City, New York Series
Drama

Seven unknowingly connected New Yorkers find their way through love and loss as adulting becomes more and more difficult.

102%

This project got the green light!

Mary Anne & Frank (formerly 'Til Death Do Us Part)

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A woman's husband passes away. Unable to cope & losing grip on reality, she meets a strange young child who reminds her of someone she once

84%

This project got the green light!

Chasing Unicorns: Silicon Valley the European Way

Tallinn, Estonia Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

A fun movie about the tech world.

118%

This project got the green light!

Home of Three

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Drama, Family

After the discovery of his father’s affair, 11-year-old Quan starts to question the strength of his parents’ marriage.

91%

This project got the green light!

"The Happy Side" Comedy Movie

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

When her boss gives her an ultimatum to come in to work, a burned-out Retail employee must decide whether or not to give up her epic day off

81%

This project got the green light!

THE RAIN PONCHO

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Family

A comedy about a day in the life of 2 lesbian moms raising their teenage daughters in NYC. Therapy, hair, hip hop, and sex abound.

100%

This project got the green light!

Heart Baby Eggplant

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

A scripted comedy about 3 girlfriends in 3 different types of relationships: attached & anxious, married & pregnant, and single & shameless.

139%

This project got the green light!

The Edge

New York City, New York Film Short
Thriller

Amidst a bout of recent disappearances, a man’s paranoia is triggered and he struggles with staying connected to reality.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Big Ask

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Family

Wild child Callen agrees to donate her eggs to her perfect big sis in this dark comedy of embryonic proportions.

101%

This project got the green light!

Amendment

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

When a young, homeless boy upends her tightly controlled world, a waitress is forced to face her own traumatic past.

101%

This project got the green light!

Lady Parts

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

When a high-risk cancer patient chooses preventative surgery, her removed organs move into her house and start talking to her.

107%

This project got the green light!

RAMSEY

Lambertville, New Jersey Film Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

A whimsical and surreal short comedy about a young woman whose perceptions of the world are at odds with those around her.

103%

This project got the green light!

Girls Like Magic

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

An LGBTQ Comedy about Magic, a naive Brit who moves to Hollywood where she meets Jamie, a lesbian musician that turns her world upside down.

85%

This project got the green light!

RED: A Short Film

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Romance, LGBTQ

A story about growing up in the closet in what we now call Trump Country.

81%

This project got the green light!

Trashy Booty

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Short
Drama, Comedy

Two trans women find a hitchhiking robot outside Philly, and they join in a lesson of human kindness, until they face an unkind world.

89%

This project got the green light!

BEFORE THE STORM

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

A young woman and her estranged father arrive in New York City on the eve a hurricane threatens to make landfall.

96%

This project got the green light!

Older Brothers

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

A stressed grad student wants to help find a job for his autistic older brother, Max, but all Max wants to do is throw a raging house party.

129%

This project got the green light!

SINGLE: an AFI Directing Workshop for Women Project

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Romantic Comedy

A woman with a physical difference gets set-up to go on a blind date with a guy who also has a physical limb difference. And she is pi$#ed.

102%

This project got the green light!

Joyriders

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Adventure, Sci-Fi

3 kids from the hood find an alien spaceship and take it on a joyride. They must decide to help the their world, or escape into the unknown.

103%

This project got the green light!

Harana (formerly "A Song for Myself")

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Music

A homesick Filipino lounge singer confronts her cover band in order to play her original song in front of their uncaring Vegas audience.

111%

This project got the green light!

Alien Guy Tim

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Documentary

An outcast, Alien Guy Tim, wants to prove that he has been abducted by aliens, but faces many obstacles along the way.

140%

This project got the green light!

SPIN - a short film

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Action, Drama

When a once-optimistic college color guard captain must work as a sign spinner to make ends meet, she's forced to reconsider her life plan.

116%

This project got the green light!

Misdirection: a short film

Los Angeles, California Film Short
LGBTQ, Comedy

A college freshman falls in love with close-up magic as an escape from her unrequited crush on her roommate and her undiagnosed OCD.

106%

This project got the green light!

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