Included on the 2019 LATINXT, a list of emerging Latinx creators from an initiative by Zoe Saldana, Robert Rodriguez and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Liz Cardenas is a 2022 Film Independent Spirit Award nominee for producing 7 DAYS and was a 2019 Spirit Award nominee for producing NEVER GOIN' BACK. The former is an Indian romantic comedy from Duplass Brothers Productions (Tribeca 2021 | Cinedigm) starring Karan Soni and Geraldine Viswanathan and directed by Roshan Sethi, and the latter, a teen comedy directed by Augustine Frizzell (Sundance 2018 | A24), starring Maia Mitchell, Camila Morrone and Kyle Mooney. She's written and directed award-winning short films, IMAGO and TREADING WATER, and co-created a successful series of family/kids films. A former journalist for The Dallas Morning News, she's based in Los Angeles but considers Dallas, Texas home, where she grew up with her Hispanic father, who immigrated to US from Mexico City, and her Irish-American mother from the East Coast. Other notable credits include: David Lowery's A GHOST STORY, starring Rooney Mara & Casey Affleck (Sundance 2017 | A24); JULES OF LIGHT & DARK (Best US Narrative Feature, Outfest 2019 | Wolfe Releasing); and MATERNA (Best Cinematography, Best Actress Tribeca 2020 | Utopia).
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