Roberto Fatal

Filmmaker / Storyteller


Roberto Fatal is a filmmaker and storyteller. They come from Rarámuri, Ute, and Spanish ancestors and Mexican-American culture. Their Queer, gender fluid, Mestize/Mixed identity informs the sci-fi, apocalyptic films they make. Their work centers on humans who sit at the intersections of time, space and culture. From this unique vantage point, these characters can bridge divides, see all sides, find new paths forward and recall multiple histories long forgotten. The mixed people of Fatal’s stories can connect us deeply to an undercurrent of humanity that we often overlook in a world that is increasingly divided. Survival, intersectional identity, perseverance, love, empathy, community, connection and creation are at the heart of their characters and films. Fatal is a 2020-2021 Sundance Indigenous Film Fellow. Their work is distributed by the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center and has been screened internationally at festivals including Frameline, BFI Flare, Outsider Fest, and Fringe! Queer Arts and Film Festival.

headshot photo credit: Ali Meyers-Ohki