KARLA LEGASPY (Writer/Director/Producer, Gold Star) is an L.A. based MeXicana indigena filmmaker and actor. She is company co-producer of AdeRisa Productions, whose feature filmBruising for Besos will premiere summer of 2016. Legaspy’s filmmaking experience ranges from production coordinator in new media projects, directing/producing music videos, and line producer/producer for films. Currently, she’s developing an episodic series “DIX” and a feature film, Marisol.
Legaspy has starred in films such as Flor de Naranja, Roses of April, Betrayed, and Pura Lengua, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005. She is the co-founder and director of programming of the Latin@ Queer Arts and Film Festival/Cine Arte Film Festival. She envisions her work as the best tool for activism and her contribution to empowering her community.
ADELINA ANTHONY (Executive Producer) Adelina is an acclaimed and award winning two-spirit Xicana lesbian multi-genre artist, cultural activist, teaching artist, director and producer. She has over 20 years of performance experience and has garnered Best Actress nominations and awards. She most recently wrote the short film, GET THE LIFE, as part of Film Independent 2016 Project Involve team. She is the screenwriter of YOU’RE DEAD TO ME, a 2014 Imagen Award winner and executive produced by LPB and Film Independent’s Project Involve. In 2014, she was the Film Independent Project Involve fellow selected to receive the Sony Pictures Diversity Fellowship Award. That same year she was also invited to participate in the 2014 Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive. This summer marks the world premiere of her debut feature film, BRUISING FOR BESOS. Along with Marisa Becerra, she is a managing member and co-founder of AdeRisa Productions, LLC. www.adelinaanthony.com