Andrea Porras Madero was born and raised in the sunny adjacent Northern Mexican states: Durango and Coahuila. She is an award-winning director, writer, producer based in Los Angeles who aspires to create bridges and opportunities to work with artists across Latin America and the United States.
Her passion emerged from her various moves from a young age. She jumped from school to school and city to city meeting all kinds of people. Andrea graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ BFA Film & Television Production program as a Cohen Scholar, where she founded Acción Latinx, the first-ever Latinx student organization in the School of Cinematic Arts.
She is a Sundance Ignite and Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today Fellow. Andrea has been working for various TV shows since graduating (Marvel, Starz, Netflix, Apple TV). Most recently she won a Student Academy Award for the USC and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation short film Sweet Potatoes.
Andrea wants to tell coming-of-age stories about inclusion, diversity, and family dynamics. Some of her long-term goals are to create a production company with filmmakers from both United States and Latin America in order to build a bridge between the talent and resources found in those countries.