Gloria La Morte
BORN IN COLOMBIA and raised in the US, my home and heritage has had the most impact on my work and sensibilities. Identity as a child was a tug-of-war for me. But today I’m grateful for all that pulling and yanking. I want my work to move me and to move my audience in opposite directions at once, very similarly as life would have it.
I KNEW I’D BE A WRITER when I took a chance and wrote my first screenplay and saw it on the screen. The whole thing was so unbelievable that I said, “Hey, let me do that again.” I still say it after every project.
MY WORK, IN SIX WORDS: For my son and his world.