I was born in Montreal and grew up in Toronto with a French-Canadian mother and a Colombian father. I began making films during my undergraduate degree in Film Studies at Ryerson University, where I met R. Bruce Elder, my dear friend and mentor. Since then, I have been collecting university degrees: an MA in Communication & Culture (York University/Ryerson University) and an MA in the History of Art (University of Toronto). I am currently living in the Greater Boston area, working on my PhD in Harvard's History of Art and Architecture department. Although I am enthralled by experimental cinema, abstract animation, and twentieth-century painting, my academic alter ego spends her time thinking about monasticism and medieval manuscript illumination.
When making films, I work exclusively with 16 mm, which I shoot and cut myself. I am fond of optical printers and animation stands. I am greatly indebted to the Toronto-based Loop Collective (of which I am a member), to the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), and to Niagara Custom Lab.