Last year, Macorina Films partnered with NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic & Gender-Based Violence to design a virtual training for caretakers, educators, and elementary school children on how to develop healthy relationships. The curriculum content was developed by public school educators and is being implemented this year across New York City public schools with grades K-5th grade.
The presentations are now live and can be used a resource by all! Check them out here.
Our team consisted of Brittney Washington as illustrator, Karen Hurtado-Ocampo as colorist, and Karina Hurtado-Ocampo as project coordinator. Thank you to our colleagues at the NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic & Gender Based Violence for the opportunity to bring this work into fruition. A special thank you to Disability Access Facilitator, Language Access Coordinator and Policy Advisor, Sara Gomez, for working closely so closely with us to bring forward her vision.
karina's script, The Taking of Lincoln Hospital script has made it to Launch Pad's Top 50! The pilot is inspired by testimonies found in Iris Morales' "Through the Eyes of Rebel Women".
Log line: In the 1970s, a group of Puerto Rican activists take over a hospital in the South Bronx to protest the terrible conditions that have resulted in the deaths of countless Black and Brown patients.
Our script, "From Maintenance With Love," has been selected as a finalist of Shore Script's Short Film Fund! The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers an opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short film financed and produced.
"From Maintenance With Love," is a 30 minute, sci-fi dramedy, inspired by conversations with maintenance staff working during the pandemic in NYC:
As if having to work through a pandemic wasn’t enough like living in the Twilight Zone, the skeletal maintenance crew of a deserted office building starts noticing strange, possibly supernatural occurrences, taking place during their shifts. As the unprecedented political events of 2020 intensify so do the surreal incidents taking place in the building.