BIOGRAPHY

LULU VALENCIA

 Lulu Valencia is an award winning screenwriter, producer, director and actress.  Born in Mexico to a single mother, she immigrated to the U.S. as a child and was raised in California. While finishing her bachelor's degree at Brown University, her best friend encouraged her to use her wit, intelligence and humor to write screenplays.

 

Lulu made her directorial debut with "Top Notch", a film she also wrote and produced. It was screened at 25 film festivals overseas and won Best Comedy at Tokyo International Short Film Festival, Best Director at Seoul International Short Film Festival, Calgary Independent Film Festival and Cairo Indie Short Festival.  Additionally, it won Best Producer at Stockholm Short Festival and won Best Actress in Paris International Short Festival, NY Tri-State International Film Festival and Austin International Art Festival.  Top Notch won Best International Short at the Madrid Arthouse Film Festival.

Lulu also wrote, produced and directed Little G from East L.A.  

Her acting debut was in Lou Pizarro's feature film, "Psychic Visions".  She also stars as Lily in "Back Seat Sister",  a web series she wrote and produced. 

As a woman of color, she writes diverse characters and captures the voices and experiences of those who have been exploited and silenced. Her goal is to continue to write powerful stories that will impact others and bring messages of  hope.