Directing Reel


#MATRIARCHYshortfilm co-directed with Patricia Zamorano, PC: Rosa Navarrete

Role: Director
Written by Patricia Zamorano
Produced by Patricia Zamorano, Rosa Navarrete, Lauren Ballesteros, Mariana Herrera, and Matthew Benjamin Ramos

Matriarchy Short Film 2017
Role: Co-Director, DP, Editor
Written & Co-Directed by Patricia Zamorano
- Academy of Motion Picture Arts presents Advance Graduate Screening with Inner-City Filmmakers (September 2019)
- Highland Park Independent Film Festival & Tierra de la Culebra Action League present LATINAS IN FILM @ La Culebra Art Park (August 17, 2018)
- Santa Fe Springs Film Festival (May 4, 2018)
- CINEarte: A Latinx Queer Film & Art Festival,  Los Angeles (April 21, 2018)
- The Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany curated by Vera Hofmann 12 Moons Exhibit (January 17-February 14, 2018)
- Avenue 50: Beginnings & Endings curated by Karineh Mahdessian (December 9, 2017- January 20, 2018)
- 2017 Selection for Chicano International Film Festival, Plaza de la Raza (November 11, 2017)
- Fullerton Museum Center, Fullerton, California (November 3, 2017)
- Lonestar Entertainment Screening, The Offbeat, Highland Park, California (October 8, 2017)
- Big House Community Center, South Los Angeles, California (September 14, 2017)
* Trailer featured on alongside Patricia Zamorano interview

POLARITY Short Dance Film 2013
Role: Co-Director and DP
Written & Co-Directed by Natalie Marsh
Produced by Lisa Wymore, Sheldon Smith, and Chandler Tang
Starring Ong Pholchai and Elissa Lee

The Art of Being Brown 2013
Role: Writer & Co-Director
Written & Co-Directed with Samantha Cubias
Produced by Rosa Navarrete, Samantha Cubias
Director of Photography: Lucia Sanchez/Lux Nueve
Screened: Undocunation, Immigration Symposium at Multicultural Center UC Berkeley

"Imperfections" Short Film 2008
Written/Directed by Rosa Navarrete
Screened at Echo Curio
Date: Summer 2008 Gallery (continuous screening)

Team Closer Projects for 48 Hour Film Festivals with Inner City Filmmakers
Co-Directed short films with Team Closer
"Day Before Dark"  2008 - Festival Winner - Film
"October Thirty-First" 2006 - Festival Winner
"Fossé Noir" 2005 - Festival Winner

"Day Before Dark" short film directed by Team Closer
1st Price Winner at ICF 48 Hour Film Festival sponsored by Creative Artist Agency (CAA) 2008


"GUYS" written and directed by Rosa Navarrete
Starrting Garret Ward, Carene Rose Mekertichyan, and Juan Amador (left to right)

PC: Tommy Nguyen 
Apa's Girl 
Written by Elvia Susana Rubalcava
Directed by Rosa Navarrete
Starring: Marlene Luna, Gabriel Romero, Alan Michael Rice and Carmelital Maldonado
Location: Marilyn Monroe Theatre in Hollywood, CA
Oct 10, 11, and 12th  2019 + Remount Semi-Finalist Oct 25th at 7:00pm

Written by Diana Burbano
Co-Directors: Elvia Susana Rubalcava and Rosa Navarrete
Starring: TBD
Location: The Curtis Theatre in Brea, CA
September 2019
OC Weekly Article:

Written by Moises Rodriguez
Directed: Rosa Navarrete
Starring: Carlos Sanchez and Alex Angeles
Location: Teatro Frida Kahlo Theater
February 1-17, 2019

This Is Our Youth
Written by Kenneth Lonergan
Co-Directed: Rosa Navarrete and Austin Dague
Produced by and Starring: Sara Dowling, Christopher Carrillo, and Myles Brewer
Location: Dorie Theater at The Complex Hollywood

Written by Sarah Neal
Directed: Rosa Navarrete
Produced by: Graciela Campos, Sarah Neal
Location: ART DIVISION, 2418 West 6th Street, Los Angeles CA 90057
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Assistance by

Urban Legends: Circus Sans Politique - One Acts Festival Experience
Short Play: GUYS
Presented by Urban Theatre Movement
Location: Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Date: April 27 - May 27, 2018 (Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm)

Teatro Frida Kahlo Theater: 10-Minute Theater Festival 2018
Co-Directed with Andrew Cervantes
My Sisters by Andrew Cervanates
Location: Teatro Frida Kahlo Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Date: January 12-27, 2018

Eastside Queer Stories 2017
Director for two short plays
Bloom(dot)org by Veronika Shulman
Genderprocity by Matthew Benjamin Ramos
Location: The Aerial House, Alhambra, CA
Date: October 13-15, 2017

Comfort/Disturb Performance Troupe 
Co-Director, Written by the troupe
The Journey: Surviving Tales of the Disturbed 
Location: Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, California
Date: September 29-30, 2017

2016-2017 Chicanas, Cholas, Y Chisme: Su Frida Kahlo 
Video Projector Design for two short plays
- Muy Frida Directed by Elvia Susana Rubalcava, Written by Sylvia Chavez (Video: "Todo Mi Amor" pseudo Frida Kahlo novela)
- Atrapada y Perdida Directed by Nadia Lisbeth Andrade, Written by Cinnamon Rivera
Location: Casa 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights, California
Date: March 17-April 16, 2017

2015-2016 Chicanas, Cholas, Y Chisme 
Director for two short plays
- A Guy Stuck His Drill In Me by Suzanne Linares
- Coyotes by Claudia Duran
Location: Casa 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights, California
Date: March 11-April 3, 2016

Teatro de UC Berkeley at ATHE Conference 2014 in Arizona: Intimate Acts - Banned Play Readings
Co-Director for Abridged Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez
Location: Fairmont Princess Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona
Dates: July 24-27, 2014
Performance Date: July 26, 2014 ( 8:00-10:30pm )

"Genderprocity" written by Matthew Benjamin Ramos
Starring Johanna Padilla & Sivan Aviv. PC: Ana Bernal
Eastside Queer Stories Play Festival 2017