Juan Carlos Zaldívar

Born in a town outside Havana, Zaldívar was a teenager when he came to the U.S. with his family during the Mariel boatlift in 1980. He earned a BFA and MFA in film studies at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and subsequently taught there. His thesis film, "The Story of the Red Rose," premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where he was invited as a juror, and he became a Fellow of the Writers' Lab in 1998. Zaldívar's second short, "Palingenesis," was nominated for a Student Academy Award. Currently residing in Miami, Zaldívar is a member of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers and the director and programmer of Miami's first Documentary Film Festival, entitled "The Florida Room."

Production Credits

Juan Carlos Zaldívar
Nicole Betancourt

Juan Carlos Zaldívar

Zelda Greenstein

Associate Producers
Anthony Ciaccio
Donna Santiago
Michael Morley
Gill Holland
Michael McIntyre

Juan Carlos Zaldívar and Nicole Betancourt

Additional Camera
Ana Acevedo and Juan Carlos Maciques

Assistant Editor
Benjamin Rosen

Post-Production Supervisor
Tanya Bandmann

Sound Editing
Mary Ellen Porto