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BIO of Myra Sito Velasquez
Of Chinese, German and Mexican heritage, Myra Sito Velasquez was born and raised in Tokyo. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Helix Institute -- a four year training program in psychotherapy - with Honors at NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Myra's films have been screened at numerous festivals across the country and abroad. Her debut film MOTHER'S BLOOD is the winner of the Lawrence Kasdan Best Narrative Film Award and Grand Prize, Chicks with Flicks NYC. Her film THE LOVERS premiered at Palm Springs, followed by 29th Mill Valley and most recently at The NonViolent International FF in Canada. Her action comedy KUNG FU GRANNY is the recipient of BIFF's Golden Honu Best of the Fest Short Film Award, HIFF's Gold Kahuna as well as Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Favorite. The film is in world wide distribution via Ouat Media. Myra is also a Sundance Lab and BlueCat Feature Screenplay Award winning finalist. Prior to filmmaking, Myra worked in many capacities in the theatre including actor and playwright, script reader, stage manager, assistant to the director as well as literary advisor for such organizations as American Place Theater, New Dramatists, Circle Rep, Pan Asian Rep to name a few. She is now thrilled to return to theatre, having just completed a new play THE SOLDIER.


CHECK OUT Myra's Online Interview at AARising.com: click here to read