Aurora Guerrero has a new project to cherish…
The Chicana writer-director has been added to the director roster for Ava DuVernay’s forthcoming romantic anthology drama Cherish the Day, joining a roster of new additions that includes Blitz Bazawule and Deborah Kampmeier.
The new trio of directors will join previously announced director Tanya Hamilton.
Cherish the Day is blazing the trail when it comes to inclusion as it achieved full gender parity with a production crew of over 50% women, including 18 female department heads.
Chapter one of Cherish the Day chronicles the relationship of one couple, with each episode spanning a single day. The narrative will unfold to reveal significant moments in a relationship that compel us to hold true to the ones we love, from the extraordinary to the everyday. The couple meet and fall in love in Los Angeles and the full season will span five years in eight episodes.
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Guerrero’s first narrative feature Mosquita y Mari premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and went on to the film festival circuit, where it garnered multiple awards, including Best First Narrative Feature and Best Leading Actress at Outfest, and was nominated for a Cassavetes Spirit Award and a GLAAD Media Award. Guerrero has also directed episodes of Queen Sugar, Greenleaf, The Red Line, 13 Reasons Why, Little Americaand Gente-fied.
Created by DuVernay, Cherish the Day is set to premiere winter 2020 and is produced for OWNby ARRAY Filmworks and Harpo Filmsin association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.