Gerardo 'Gerry' Maravilla is a Mexican-American writer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, he escaped his suburban, Catholic upbringing through punk rock and horror movies.

The bicultural lovechild of Tim Burton and Guillermo Del Toro, he's drawn to the darkness that exists in our everyday life that we choose to ignore. Gerardo writes horror and drama scripts about underdogs confronting the dark truths in their lives and in our society

His short script, "Calabaza," was produced as part of Film Independent's Project Involve where he was a writing fellow. It screened at Palm Springs ShortFest, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, the New York Latino Film Festival, and many more. 

Previous scripts earned placements in competitions from the ISA, the Austin Film Festival, Screencraft, WeScreenplay, Roadmap Writers, and more.

He's been a writing fellow at the Stowe Story Labs as well as a filmmaking fellow in the New York Film Festival's Artist Academy and Hola Mexico’s Tomorrow's Filmmakers Today.

Recently, Cine Qua Non accepted him into their 2023 Storylines Lab with his coming of age vampire feature, NIÑO DE VIDRIO (CHILD OF GLASS).


Film Independent - Project Involve Writing Fellow
Cine Qua Non - Storylines Lab
Hola Mexico Film Festival - Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today Participant
New York Film Festival - Artist Academy Filmmaking Fellow
Stowe Story Labs - Selected Project & Lab Participant 


Emerging Screenwriters Genre Competition - Horror Top 10

Austin Film Festival Script Competition - Second Rounder

Roadmap Shorts - Top 25 - Finalist
Script2Comic - Finalist

ISA Fast Track - Semifinalist (Top 50)
Latino Screenwriting Project - Semifinalist
Screencraft Horror - Semifinalist
WeScreenplay Shorts - Semifinalist

Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices - Quarterfinalist
KillerShorts - Quarterfinalist

Coverfly Pitch Week - Shortlist


Palm Springs ShortsFest 
Newport Beach Film Festival 
Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
New York Latino Film Festival
Philadelphia Latino Film Festival
San Francisco Latino Film Festival
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
DC Asian Pacific Film Festival
Asians on Film Festival
Micheaux Film Festival
Portland Film Festival
Highland Park Independent Film Festival
San Antonio Film Festival
Raw Film Festival
Connect Film Festival
Short+Sweet Hollywood Film Festival
Film Shortage #DailyShortsPick
We Make Movies International Film Festival
International Film Arts and Hearts Film Festival


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