WRITER: Wendy Mateo, Lorena Diaz
DIRECTORS: Wendy Mateo, Lorena Diaz, Kenzie Elizabeth
FORMAT: Short Film
Two sisters, Altagracia & Amada, create an altar for their recently deceased mother to celebrate her birthday and are granted 24 hours with her. Throughout the course of this day, they realize that Mami always had their back and that even in death… some things never change.
Dos hermanas, Altagracia y Amada, crean un altar para celebrar el cumpleaños de su madre que falleció recientemente y son concedidas 24 horas junto a ella. A lo largo del curso de este día, se dan cuenta de que Mami siempre las apoyó y que incluso lo hace después de muerta… algunas cosas nunca cambian.
LORENA DIAZ is a Latina actress, best known for her work as Nurse Doris on Dick Wolf's Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD franchise. Lorena is one half of the critically acclaimed comedy duo Dominizuelan who teamed up with Fred Armisen and Mas Mejor Productions (a Lorne Michaels project) to co-write and star in the "Dominizuelan Consulate", a comedy about 2 best friends who refuse to work "real jobs" and decide to open up a fake consulate to a fake country. Lorena is also known for her work on, Who Gets the Dog, One Night Stand, Bobby and Izza (NBC Pilot competition winners) and is featured in Nicholas Cage's film "MOM & DAD"
WENDY MATEO is a Chicago-based comedian, actor, writer, director and filmmaker. Wendy can been seen throughout the city's stages (The Lookingglass Theatre, Steppenwolf 1700, The Playground Theater) performing sketch comedy and theater, as well as producing her own content as part of the duo Dominizuelan. The comedy duo can be seen in their own web-series “Dominizuelan Consulate” co-created with Fred Armisen and producer/director, Alice Mathias. They just recently made their film debut with “Good Mothers” an official selection of the HBO New York Latino Film Festival. On your TV you can see Wendy in shows like NBC's “Chicago PD” and Netflix’s “Easy” or in movie theaters, in Steve McQueen’s “Widows.” Wendy is an improviser at heart and loves to create new work through ensemble.