MARIA VICTORIA PONCE

Writer/Director

Raised in Richmond, CA, Ponce brings a unique and responsible vision to film and the larger Latinx oeuvre. Tackling issues surrounding immigration, religion, and gender experience. She's successfully written stories, in genres ranging from documentary to comedy, with a variety of Latinx leads, that speak to all audiences.

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WHERE I'VE BEEN

Variety is the spice of life, right? In each of my efforts as a writer/director, I've delved into a bunch of subjects that have piqued my interest over the years. From a documentary about engaging minority women in the vote, to exploring the high conversion rate of Latina women to Islam, or just navigating the trials/tribulations of pre-teen life in Richmond California. I have always sought a truth in the voice of my characters. I hope my work links people together on an empathetic level, showing our struggles are shared and needn't divide us.

Death & Deathability
Mago
Ruda
Lil Esme
Engage Her
Torn
Being Us