Macorina Films is certified as a Minority & Women Owned Small Business Enterprise (MWBE). We provide services in production and graphic design.
Karina Hurtado-Ocampo functions as sole proprietor and works with a team of predominantly women-identified, artists of color to complete projects.
Karina is a political educator and screenwriter who develops counterculture family dramas, sci-fi of the gender-bending & dimension hopping kind, and internationalist political thrillers. Her scripts have made the official selection at the Tides film festival and the Official Latino Film and Arts Film Festival. Her current writing projects dramatize national campaigns addressing working people’s needs post-COVID.
Karina has worked in a leadership capacity, as a filmmaker and educator, at Global Action Project and in public television at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse. Most recently she has joined Movement Matters as a communications consultant and leads their Advanced Community Media Studio.
As an artist she is committed to stories and creative processes that: 1) encompass the experience and vision of working people; 2) are nurtured in historical context, watered by possibility and playful with time 3) are accountable to a larger organizing strategy.
As an educator she has supported organizations in building programs that develop the collective and individual leadership of young people and aligns their media with their values, capacity and political strategy. This has taken the shape of developing spaces where young people have the support to lead: place-based community journalism programs, coalition-based media production, intergenerational community media institutes and productions for campaigns developed alongside organizers.
Photo Credit: JARR Studios @JarrNYC
"We've all heard the story about all the stick spears and swords, things to bash and poke and hit with, the long hard things, but we have not heard about the thing to put things in, the container for the thing contained...It doesn't come easily, [or as] thoughtlessly to the lips as the killer story does; but still, "untold" [is] an exaggeration. People have been telling the life story for ages, in all sorts of words and ways."
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction