Carla Gutiérrez is a native of Peru. After studying art at Williams College, she worked in the advertising industry in New York. Carla then moved to Washington D.C. where she was the supervising producer on Telemundo's Linea Directa, a weekly Spanish-language educational program. Carla also associate produced a national Spanish-language media campaign on lead poisoning awareness.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:
Film Honoraria, Princess Grace Foundation Award, 2003
Albert Johnson's baby girl was just over a month-old when he was arrested and charged with two counts of rape. After 11 years in prison a DNA test exonerated him from one of the two charges. Time Lost delves into Albert's story as he attempts to reconnect with his teenaged children whose childhood he missed. Albert's story sheds light to the larger workings of our police and justice system. If DNA proves innocence in a black and white, what happens when the results are gray?
VIDEO DURATION: 8:20 MIN.
A story about how a family crosses one border - Peru to Boston - only to face another barrier - English. The filmmaker and her sister recount their experience of learning English as their father struggles even harder to master the new language. Family relationships shift when kids suddenly become their parents' interpreters to the outside world.
VIDEO DURATION: 7:30 MIN.
Grease explores our society's dependency on gasoline and the choices we have as average consumers. The film profiles a group of people in Sebastopol, California who have converted their diesel cars to run on vegetable oil. Grease also examines the shortcomings of the auto industry to offer fuel-efficient cars.
16mm black and white film
Unmarked explores Mariena Ramirez's transition from a life immersed in street gangs to her life now. 17 year-old Mariena has decided to remove all signs of her past lifestyle, including her gang-related tattoos.