Eva Mendes, Writer/Director

"California Romanza," her first directorial debut premiered at the L.A. Shorts Film Festival

By Se Fija! Online
Published on LatinoLA: July 23, 2011

Eva Mendes, Writer/Director

Eva Mendes told a reporter, not so long ago, "‘«™I feel I'll take on the responsibility of showing the world a whole different kind of Latin woman." If that includes showing the world a beautiful woman who is not only an actress, a model, and a saleswoman, but an auteur in her own right, Eva's well on her way.

It's not surprising, really. In her relatively short and extremely; busy career, Mendes has already worked with an amazing number of equally amazing directors‘«ŰAnton Fuqua, John Singleton, Werner Herzog, and of course, Robert Rodriguez.

Now we see that some of that has rubbed off a bit; she's written and directed her first short film, a cute little romantic comedy called "California Romanza," which premiered at the L.A. Shorts Film Festival this week.

This isn't an amateur affair at any level. "California Romanza" stars Christina Ricci and Kathy Najimy. And whether it wins, places, or show at the L.A. Shorts Fest, it should be more than enough to impress her fans and film folks. Hopefully there will be more in the future.

This has been a pretty decent year‘«™read more on Se Fija! Online

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