Director Biography – Renee J. Vaca (LAST LOOKS)

When you look at me, you don’t see bi-racial. Yet, in my lifetime, my parents were not allowed to buy a home outside of Santa Ana, the deemed location where minorities were permitted to purchase property and raise families in Orange County, CA. You can’t tell I’m gay per say, based on whatever society’s version of what a Lesbian is supposed to look like, act like, and be. Who knew 40 was now a protected demographic? Well, I hit that and I don’t look or feel it. Being female is the only box people will put me in when they meet me, even though my dimensions are much deeper and brighter than what they see. I am a woman. A proud woman raised by 2 parents whom defied societal norms and instilled a sense of power within me and an understanding that just because that door is closed now doesn’t mean it can’t be opened later.

Director Statement

My long and varied career in the industry has not only afforded me many unique opportunities and experiences, it’s also given me the skills and confidence needed to be an effective leader, communicate effectively and make timely decisions. I approach each project with an unrelenting passion and energy. Surrounding myself with likeminded people, I enjoy collaborating and crafting a clear artistic/creative vision, culminating in a work that inspires and motivates everyone involved.

Author: chicagofilmfestival

Submit your Short Film and get it showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival in Chicago. 1 event in 2019. 12 events in 2020. Festival takes place at LOGAN Theatre in downtown Chicago on the 3rd Friday of every single month.

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