Director Biography – Jacqueline Grajales (WHITE INK)

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Jacqueline Grajales originally graduated with a B.A. in International Business. After graduating she enrolled in a film conservatory where she began to study and work in movies, music videos, short films, documentaries, etc. She has worked in project ranging from indies to big budget films.

Jacquie currently resides in Baja California and mostly shoots TV and Film in different parts of Mexico.

Director Statement

I believe that there are many talented female directors who don’t have the opportunity to direct, or at least the same opportunities as their male counterparts. Even though, now more than ever, there are more female directors; women are still having to fight for a place at the table. That is why it is important to support projects like “White Ink” that strive to provide opportunities for women in key positions in-front and behind the camera.

The script intrigued me from the start, I was even more interested when I found out that the writer-producer also shared the same ideas about women in film. We both believe that the female perspective was crucial to bring this story to life.

“White Ink” tells the story of two female leads who have a very interesting, complicated and dynamic relationship; I was excited to investigate, explore and talk to different women that had experienced something similar. I quickly realized that everyone was able to personalize the story and connect for different reasons.

This script touches on family, society, the world that we live in and how complicated a seemingly simple friendship can be. Most importantly, how difficult and courageous it can be for one to speak their truth. It became my greatest challenge to honor and explore a lot of these themes within the short.

By lgbttorontofilmfestival

Festival occurring twice a year. In Toronto in June. And in Los Angeles in September. Showcasing the best of LGBT Short Films and Screenplays from around the world.

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