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.
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.