welcome reception open to the public will take place the evening before at the Madison Club at 7pm and features award-winning filmmaker Alex Miranda Cruz. From his humble beginnings in the impoverished streets of the San Fernando Valley in California to writing and directing national ads, Alex will share his journey to building a legacy by reconnecting with a past long suppressed by centuries of colonization.
Alex and Noel Miranda are co-founders of Bravebird, a Madison-based film company. Bravebird’s mission is to transform the way gender and diversity is depicted on screen with a filmmaking methodology called Cinema Dignite. Cinema Dignite centers around visuals with impeccable quality that’s ethically produced, all with the goal of including and empowering the communities depicted. Through commercials, documentaries and feature films, Bravebird includes a diverse group of creatives from beginning to end of the story-telling process.Read More