Bio

Gerardo 'Gerry' Maravilla is a Mexican-American filmmaker and writer with a focus on character-driven genre and drama.

Born, raised, and currently based in Los Angeles, his stories reflect his multicultural upbringing in one of the world's most diverse cities.

His short, “Cross”, the story of a Filipino-American backyard boxer, screened at festivals throughout the country following a grassroots crowdfunding campaign that connected with Filipinx and Latinx communities throughout Los Angeles. The feature script for CROSS participated in the 2018 Stowe Story Lab and was a semifinalist in the Latino Screenwriting Project.

His latest scripts include the horror feature THE HALLOWEEN CLUB, which placed in multiple screenwriting contests including the top 10 of horror entries in the Emerging Screenwriters Genre Competition, as well as the dramatic short "Enseñame Como Morir" which landed in the top 25 of the Roadmap Shorts Competition. 

He was a member of the 9th annual Artist Academy as part of the 57th New York Film Festival and is currently a writing fellow in Film Independent's 2021 Project Involve. 

Maravilla is also is the co-founder of Oscura Media, a production company dedicated to helping artists, brands, businesses and organizations tell stories that inspire action.


 

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