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Michelle Salcedo

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Piel Canela Pictures, LLC
Michelle Salcedo
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Michelle Salcedo is an award winning director with over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry. Born in Miami to a Cuban mother and Ecuadorian father, she moved to New York to attend Columbia University and graduated with a B.A. in Film Studies. She worked at Miramax Films for five years as a Creative Advertising executive during their heyday.

Her first feature screenplay, “Maria” was finalist for the screenwriting lab at the Sundance Institute in 1997. Since 2002, she’s edited over fifty episodes of non-fiction T.V. including BBC’s “What Not to Wear” and “While you Were Out”, Emmy award winning, “A Baby Story” (TLC), “Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style” (Bravo), “Tough Love” (VH1) and “Dale con Ganas” (Univision).

Her directorial debut, “Piel Canela” (Cinnamon Skin), was shot entirely on location in Cuba in 2018. "Piel Canela" started its festival run in March 2019, so far winning a jury prize for "best produced short" at the Academy Award qualifying Holly Shorts Film Festival, an Audience Award at the Chicago Latino Film Festival, Finalist at San Diego Latino Film Festival, a jury prize at Indie Pasión Film Festival and two jury prizes at Lady Filmmakers film festival : Best Short and Best Actress in a Short Film.

She is entering post-production for a feature, Woman of the House, a dramedy shot on location in Rhode Island July 2019.