Gerardo 'Gerry' Maravilla is a Mexican-American writer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles.
A child of the northern San Fernando Valley, he escaped his suburban, Catholic upbringing through punk rock and horror movies and considers himself the bicultural lovechild of Tim Burton and Guillermo Del Toro.
As a storyteller, he's drawn to the darkness that exists in our everyday life that we choose to ignore. Gerardo writes character focused drama and horror scripts about underdogs confronting the dark truths in our powerful institutions, as well as the darkness in their intimate relationships.
His latest short script, "Calabaza," was produced as part of Film Independent's Project Involve and screened at Palm Springs ShortFest, as well as the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival.
THE HALLOWEEN CLUB, his horror feature, placed in multiple screenwriting contests including the top 10 of horror entries in the Emerging Screenwriters Genre Competition, and his surrealist drama,"Enseñame Como Morir (Show Me How To Die)", landed in the top 25 of the Roadmap Shorts Competition.
He's been a writing fellow at the Stowe Story Labs, as well as a member of the New York Film Festival's Artist Academy.