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ABOUT

Jazmin Aguilar is a Mexican-American director/writer from Los Angeles. She finds inspiration from her hometown of Southeast Los Angeles, where she channels this influence into her storytelling, crafting whimsical yet universally resonant narratives. With each project, Jazmin strives to bring a unique blend of ambition, precision, and creativity to each of her stories.

 

Early in her career, she achieved recognition with her debut short film, "The Letter," which garnered acclaim at numerous Academy Award and BAFTA-qualifying festivals and secured a licensing deal with HBO in 2020 and re-licensed to the Latino media company Mitú in 2023.

 

Furthermore, Jazmin earned the title of Best Director at the Young Entertainer Awards at Warner Bros Studios and is an alumni of the HBO Tomorrow's Filmmakers Today Fellowship. She was one of three shorts chosen to be apart of the inaugural McDonald’s Spotlight Dorado program where she was granted $75,000 to direct her western short film “Kid Ugly.”

 

Currently touring the festival circuit with her film "Kid Ugly.” Where it has not only been showcased at Academy Award and BAFTA-qualifying festivals but also received the honor of Best Action/Adventure Short Film at San Diego Comic-Con. Additionally, it has been nominated for multiple awards including Best Comedy Short Film, Best Leading Actress in a Comedy, and Best Sound Design by New Filmmakers LA for their 2024 annual awards.

 

Currently, Jazmin is actively involved in creating ads for eCommerce brands and music videos. Jazmin is diligently working on her debut coming-of-age feature film.

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