Name: Jacqueline Eva Quintanar Graduation Year: 2020 Feature Track or TV Track: Feature Contact Email: SHEBA84@gmail.com
Short Bio: Born and raised in Los Angeles. Classically trained painter and musician. Won competitions for art, writing, and music as a child. Was the leader singer of a band from 2008 to 2010. Travelled to Japan, Mexico, and Romania. Freelance filmmaker before finishing undergrad with 10 short films and 4 commercials; 5 short films in festivals from 2015 to 2017. Lived in Memphis, TN from late 2014 to mid-2018 and finished bachelor’s degree in Directing and cinematography. Attended a summer study abroad in Germany. A film fellow at Telluride Film Festival 2019 and a winner of 2020 Cannes Storytelling Institute fellowship to also attend Cannes Film Festival 2020. Obtaining MFA Screenwriting from UCLA in June 2020, having also completed graduate courses in advanced cinematography and directing.
Short Artist Statement:I was never someone who fit in, even my own family thought me exceedingly strange, which made stories where I belonged, where I found inspiration. Horror on screen also had a way of making my real life horrors less overwhelming and bearable. I want to tell stories that make the crazy of the real world seem a little less crazy, that comment on the things we don’t really talk about, but also transport us to something other worldly or psychologically engage us to escape the present. I want to tell stories that change us and shake us to our core.
Name three movies or TV shows that inspire you: Pulp Fiction, Eyes Wide Shut, Amelie.