Aurora Guerrero debuted her feature film 'Mosquita Y Mari' at Sundance 2012 and I had a chance to talk to her near the end of a hectic but exciting festival. She shared the secret of her $80,000 Kickstarter campaign success, and the importance of telling stories from the queer, Chicana and immigrant communities she belongs to.

'Mosquita Y Mari' tells the story of two Chicana high schoolers in Los Angeles who bond, struggle and chart their own paths in the face of parental sacrifice, immigration experiences and peer pressure.


Filmmaker Therese Shechter has been going to and writing about Sundance for most of the last 11 years. You can follow her on Twitter @trixiefilms and learn more about her current film work at

Aurora Gurerrero Interview from Trixie Films on Vimeo.