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Born and raised in Barstow, CA, Sylvia Ray is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. With a Korean mother and a Chicano dad, Sylvia draws inspiration from her desert-town upbringing, travels abroad, her fashion background, and motherhood. Her focus is to tell stories that highlight women and people of color while bridging cultural and economic gaps in a truthful and entertaining way.
She is a fellow of HBO’s Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today Program for Hola Mexico Film Festival in both 2019 and 2020’s Alumni Edition. Sylvia has directed several award-winning short films, music videos/commercials and web series episodes. Her short film LEN(N)Y was streamed to audiences on Pantaya and DISH Latino and her short film A Period Piece is licensed and will stream on GenreTV. Her pilot episode for MY HUMAN EXPERIENCE is currently winning awards and playing at film festivals internationally.
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