Alumni News

Brianna Torres wins Coco Latino Video Contest


It's been less than a year since Brianna Torres was here, taking our Storytelling With Bruce Strong workshop, but already she has made major inroads on her career. Brianna wrote to us recently to share the news that she had won the Coco Latino Video Contest with her short film, Feed What You Love"I was in such a rut last year that I cashed out some of my retirement to pay for Bruce Strong's class," says Brianna. "And it made all the difference, because a month later I won $10,000 in a video contest!" Brianna rounded out her year making running videos for Adidas and Running Times Magazine, and creating a web app during Tribeca Hacks. She's now ready to launch an independent documentary film project about travelling back to Cuba with her father who emigrated from there when he was a boy. "It's the creative life I've always wanted." says Brianna. 

"Thanks for being such a special place. It helped encourage and prepare me for this current project that I've wanted to make for years." Check out the pre-production trailer for the documentary on Brianna's vimeo page. We look forward to seeing the finished product!