Karla is a filmmaker born in the State of Mexico and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. From a young age, she knew she wanted to tell stories; at 5 years old, she would sneak into her grandparents’ office to play with their old typewriting machine. Growing up in Mexico, she thinks her culture gave her two lenses to see the world uniquely and showed her the importance of hard work. Karla loves magical realism, psychological thrillers, and believes in telling human stories that bring attention to present issues. She graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts with a BFA in Film Production and a minor in Psychology. Additionally, she had the privilege to be shadowed and featured in the Hollywood Reporter, as one of five promising graduating seniors at USC.
During the last years Karla has directed and produced award winning shorts. See some of her past work here.
Since then, Karla has continued to produce shorts and worked as a coordinator and assistant in productions and commercials with companies such as Disney, Legendary Entertainment, Comedy Central etc. 6 months ago, Karla started the production of her first feature film, financed by Warner Brothers through USC. The name of the project is Voodoo Macbeth and it tells the story of the first all-black cast to perform Macbeth directed by Orson Welles.
Karla now works as a full-time executive coordinator at Anonymous Content for a high profile Mexican director, where she is in charge of coordinating the office and supporting the development of all projects.
At the same time, Karla is now developing her first feature script with Antonio Salume, for the company “Confidential Cartoons” founded by Andrew Cohen. The story is about a grandfather and granddaughter embarking into an adventure into a flawed Mexico, touching themes about identity, borders, and the socials divisions we create due to age, gender, cultures and polarizing ideologies