Missy Hernandez (USA)
2020 Storylines Lab in English
Missy Hernandez is a filmmaker, writer, actor and assistant professor in the Cinema and Television Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago. She graduated from Columbia University in New York with a B.A. in Cinema Studies and an M.F.A. in Screenwriting. Missy teaches courses in screenwriting, television writing and creative producing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her most recent film and television credits include associate producer for Terence Nance’s Peabody Award-winning television series Random Acts of Flyness, and writer/co-producer of American Thief, a feature narrative/documentary hybrid and social thriller (Jerome Foundation Grantee 2016, IFP Narrative Lab Participant 2017). Her upcoming creative work focuses on female-centric narrative stories that highlight and investigate Latinx experiences within the United States and the Caribbean. Her television pilot script, Family Medicine, was a finalist for the 2020 Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition. Missy is currently in production for a short documentary about a close-knit family of Chicago-based Puerto Ricans struggling to stay close at a time where COVID-19 forces them to keep their distance.
I Don’t Dream in Spanish Anymore — A frantic warning from a woman she believes to be the ghost of her dead mother sends Isabel on a mission to re-connect to her clairvoyant Abuela in order to undo the curse that has followed their family from Puerto Rico to Chicago and plagued them for generations.