Ela Troyano

Ela Troyano is an award winning Cuban-born filmmaker. Her half-hour ITVS short, Carmelita Tropicana, won the coveted Teddy Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival as well as the Audience and Critics Award at the San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Her debut feature film, Latin Boys Go To Hell, remains a cult hit on the Web and was recently shown on Showtime. Both of these films were screened theatrically in the U.S. and at festivals in Europe, Australia and Japan.

Troyano has also directed episodic action television on the drama series Reyes y Rey and the comedy Angeles, produced by Stu Segall for Telemundo/Sony, and the documentary Urban Youth in the 21st Century for Canal Plus in Spain.

Troyano has also worked as a theater director, most recently in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production A to B by Ricardo Bracho, and with video art installations, most recently with renowned composer John Zorn and the Tiffany Mills Company at the Guggenheim Museum, the Walker Arts Center and the Joyce Theater.

Selected awards include a Rockefeller Fellowship, a screenwriting workshop at Sundance with Gabriel Garcia Marquez and funding from Creative Capital, Jerome Foundation, Ford Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting and the New York State Council on the Arts.


Production Credits

A film by
Ela Troyano

Edited by
Josh Cramer
Brian A. Kates

Associate Producer
Ingrid Rojas

Director of Photography
James Carman

Additional Editing
Natalia Almada

Additional Camera
Luke Geissbuhler

Jose Torres
Raul Garcia
Margarita Aponte
Jaime Reyes
Diego Reiwald
Jack Connell

Post Production
Offhollywood Digital

Development Associate Producer
Alberto Orso

Ricardo A. Bracho
Jurgen Bruning
Raul Fernandez
Colleen Keegan
Rea Tajiri
Richie Viera

Licensing Consultant
Cheryl Cooper

Robert Marcus

Consulting Attorneys
Maura J. Wogan
Lisa E. Davis
Richard Popkin

Production Assistance
Andrew Candelago
Angel Carrioza
Yaniv Dabach
Felix Endara
Diana Logreira
Jan Santiago
Federico Tobon

Special thanks to
Rene Camano
Dick Cavett
Luca Bentivoglio
Guiora Breil
Tania Brughera
Chris Doyle
Sean Ellwood
John Eremic
Waldo Fernandez
Shari Frillot
David Frost
Rainbow Charity Garcia
Lourdes Guerra
David Karp
Ruby Lerner
Charisse Moffett Camano
Richard O’Connell
Luis Ortiz
Mark Pederson
Sandra Perez
Alyson Pou
Izzy Sanabria
Aldey Sanchez
Sabine Schenk
Viola Vazquez
Norma Yoli

Very Special Thanks
Ela Dopazo
Nely Galan
Uzi Parnes
Scott Richards
Alina Troyano

Major funding for this program was provided by
The Ford Foundation
Creative Capital
New York State Council on the Arts

Executive Producer for ITVS
Sally Jo Fifer

La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul is produced by Troyano Inc. in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB)

This program was produced by Troyano Inc. which is solely responsible for its content. Copyright 2006 Troyano Inc. All rights reserved