Novenario is currently traveling the film festival circuit
Screening at 32nd Fresno reel pride LGBTQ film festival September 17 - 19, 2021.
Official selection of 32nd annual Honolulu rainbow film festival
Official selection of destiny city film festival 2021
Official Selection of LV queer arts film festival 2021
Official Selection of dam short film festival 2022
Official Selection of Nevada Women's Film Festival 2022
"Novenario" is a love letter to my family. It is a story of acceptance. All of my life I have always felt out of place, even among my own family. My parents migrated to the United States, I was raised in Hawaii without a heavy focus of my race or culture. As I got older, I began to feel out of place at family functions and question my place among my family and my race.
In January 2021, I lost my grandmother. This was incredibly difficult for my Dad and me. She never spoke English and I never learned Spanish growing up so there was always a disconnect between us. I started learning Spanish through the use of apps so I could better communicate with her, but unfortunately I never got the chance. This film is dedicated to her and the memories I wish I could share with her.