NY Writer / Director
Melissa Rodriguez is a Latinx Writer/Director whose films put a focus on marginalized stories dedicated to social justice. Originally from the Bronx, she now claims the lost borough of NYC, Yonkers, as her home. She is an MFA graduate from Brooklyn College, a BAFTA scholar and former national chess champion. Her documentary thesis film, "The Sambodi Project", was featured at various film festivals including the 30 Under 30 Film Festival which partnered with the U.N. for topics surrounding social justice.