John J. Valadez
Executive Producer/Writer/Director/Producer

John has been producing and directing award winning, nationally broadcast documentaries for PBS and CNN for the past fourteen years. He directed and produced critically acclaimed films including Passin’ It On, which aired nationally on PBS, Making Peace, Matters of Race, Visiones: Latino Arts & Culture, and Beyond Brown. John is currently writing and directing an episode of the PBS series Latin Music USA for WGBH/PBS and the BBC.


Cristina Ibarra

Cristina has been making short fiction and non-fiction films that have been seen on public television, in galleries, museums, schools and film festivals across the United States. Her award-winning film Dirty Laundry: A Homemade Telenovela aired on the PBS series ColorVision. She is currently developing her first feature film, Love & Monster Trucks. Cristina is a Rockefeller Fellow, a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow, and a CPB/PBS Producers Academy Fellow.

Production Credits

Executive Producer: John J. Valadez
Producer/Director: John J. Valadez, Cristina Ibarra
Writer: John J. Valadez
Director of Photography: Elia Lyssy
Editor: Keiko Deguchi, Jean-Phillipe Boucicaut
Original Music: Richard Martinez