I became obsessed as a child with finding a way to go back in time and see with my own eyes when my dad saw my mother for the first time and fell completely in love with her, when my dad swam with Mark Spitz in 1967 in the pre-Olympics way back before Michael Phelps was even born, or when my mom found out who my dad was and was not impressed with his looks. I grow up listening to fascinating stories of my parents’ lives: how they met, when they fell in love, their struggles, their triumphs and my father’s swimming career as an Olympian. My mom came from a very rich family in Mexico City and my dad from a very poor family whose mother was dying of cancer. Every time they shared their stories with me, I tried to imagine being there, but that was not enough for me. I wanted to live those moments and yearned to experience them myself. As the years passed by, I gave up on my dream of finding a way to go back in time and I just enjoyed listening to their stories over and over again. As I continued growing up, I learned that sometimes it serves no purpose to get so obsessive about something, a thing or a dream; we might just have to let go, let life guide you and surprise you. I was in my early twenties when the universe put in front of me my time machine, and it all unfolded through film classes. I couldn’t believe it; after many years as a kid of trying to build it, create it or find it, it was there in front of me, so simple! Through my writing and the lens of a camera I’m able to capture the past, explore the present and travel the future. My camera became my time machine and my pen became the engine to start it.
In my writing I'm very honest in my presentation, and even though it is real and personal I like to present it in a way that makes it more exciting for people to get engaged and curious about other ways of life that they may not have previously understood. The projects I introduce come from real stories, stories that I have been passionate about, adding my personal experience and fictional events and characters that will (hopefully!) captive my readers and eventual viewers. I develop and adapt stories and characters from my constant observation of the way people think, act, move, react and the decisions they take and where those take them. I like to take on stories that are controversial and remarkable that will present the opportunity to open the minds of my readers towards aiming to think about their own personal life and the way they think and see life in general. I came to the United States with my mother's dream of a better life without knowing the consequences of that dream and the struggles I was going to encounter, and even though I have fallen many times I have never given up and I hope that with my story and the stories I film and write people will get the courage to follow their dreams.