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Gooms follows the story of three 20-something girls who take magic mushrooms for the first time. What will psych them out more- the drugs or each other?
Writer, Director & Editor Born in Los Angeles & raised in Singapore, Ana Chavez is a Chicana-Slovenian filmmaker and super 8 video artist based in Northeast LA. Ana received her BA in Film & Media Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Throughout college, she edited several shorts, including documentaries & music videos. After taking a pilot-writing course her junior year, she fell in love with screenwriting. Her comedy Her and I won the Santa Barbara Film Festival’s 10-10-10 Competition for Best Filmmaking & Best Screenplay (2021) and was selected for numerous film festivals. The short was also nominated for Best Comedy and Best Actress at the Official Latino Film Festival (2022). Her short narrative directorial debut, Gooms, is currently running its festival circuit. Ana writes gritty and messy coming-of-age stories about women. Her cross-cultural background also informs her writing, as she aims to understand her feelings of in-betweenness. When she’s not writing her latest short Blush, Ana spends time shooting and editing short Super 8 video diaries about various underground communities in Los Angeles. Her most recent Super 8 short followed drag legend Kevin Aviance, as he judged the ninth anniversary of LA’s biggest ballroom event, Banjee Ball. more...