bold. honest. fresh.

In work and in life, I seek out the moments that make me feel alive. Forget glitz and glamour, give me the nitty gritty, the real, the earthy, the raw emotion. 

My mixed heritage (Chinese / Salvadoran) deeply informs my work. I'm especially drawn to stories about cultural intersection & disconnection, and people who challenge tired stereotypes of race, gender and class.

Outside of filmmaking, I write essays and short stories, perform live at The Moth storyslams, and am teaching myself the trumpet.

I live in Brooklyn, NY.

Katherine Tolentino