director & editor




director & producer


dreaming out loud

how do our stories live in our bodies? in this visual project, student DREAMers from CUNY explore this question’s inherent possibilities, using their own creative writing as a template.

developed as part of PEN America’s DREAMing Out Loud writing workshops, this project seeks to elevate the voices of young aspiring writers from New York City who are undocumented.

as a collaborative venture, the project takes an experimental approach to visual representation, as participants work actively with storytelling and film professionals to translate their stories onscreen.


assistant producer: A.C.
director of photography: Marvin Van Buren
assistant cameraperson: Zachary Grullon
gaffer: Yessica Curiel-Montoya
grip: Marcia Garcia
sound recordist: Leyda Ortega Comas
art director/production design: Lily Saporta-Taiguri
media manager: Juhi Sharma
production assistant: Manuel Vivas
production assistant: Jagie Daya
production assistant: Rabia Atiq
production assistant: Bianca Coppola
studio manager: Cameron Cuchulainn
editor: Madeline Johnson
sound design and mixing: Oliver Chapoy
colorist: Marvin Van Buren
storytelling/acting consultant: Tessa Stokes

with sponsorship from VICE Media and PEN America.
© CUNY Student DREAMers.



producer & co-writer