Andrea Porras Madero was born and raised Torreón, Coah, México. 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.

 

Andrea graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ BFA Film & Television Production program as a Cohen Scholar, where she founded Acción Latine, the first-ever Latine 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 as a showrunner's/writers' assistant 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. She is currently developíng her first feature film and documentary through a production company she founded in Mexico and the United States named Quirquincho Film House.

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