BIO of Myra Sito Velasquez
Of Chinese, German and Mexican heritage, Myra Sito Velaquez is an award winning filmmaker and playwright based in NYC. Her films have screened in numerous festivals across the country and abroad. Her debut film Mother's Blood was the winner of The Lawrence Kasdan Best Narrative Film Award, Grand Prize Chicks with Flicks among others. Her action comedy Kung Fu Granny is the recipient of Big Island Film Festival's Golden Honu Best of the Fest Short Film Award, HIFF's Gold Kahuna and BIFF's Family Favorites with world wide distribution via Ouat! Media among others. Myra is also a Sundance Lab Finalist and BlueCat award winning feature screenplay finalist. Myra's play The Astonishing Journey of Mabel Li and The Mysterious Ways of Lord Ba Tha Za is a Eugene O' Neill Playwrights Conference Finalist and was also part of MU Theater's New Eyes Festival. The staged reading of her play THE SOLDIER was co-produced by the Asian American Film Lab. She has also had readings of her work at American Place Theatre and New Dramatists. She has served as literary advisor at American Place Theatre, IFP script consultant, a member of CineWomenNY Screening team as well as for Hamptons Film Festival's Women Calling the Shots.
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