Gabriella A. Moses Signs for Representation with Gersh Agency

Gabriella A. Moses has new representation…

Gersh Agency has signed the Dominican-Guyanese American writer and director, an up-and-coming filmmaker whose debut feature Boca Chica is set to have its world premiere in the International Narrative Competition at the 2023 Tribeca Festival.

Gabriella A. MosesAn indie coming-of-age drama set in the Dominican Republic, Boca Chica follows Desi (Scarlet Camilo), a 12-year-old who spends her days dreaming of becoming a famous singer, finding her goal threatened by lies, the ever-presence of child prostitution, and looming, sinister betrayal from those who should protect her most.

Moses is on a mission to share stories with underrepresented protagonists that test viewers’ perceptions of identity and their imaginations.

Her work has received support from the Sundance Institute’s Creative Producing Lab, the Tribeca Film Institute’s All Access Lab and Creators Market, IFP/The Gotham’s No Borders Film Market and the Los Cabos Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund programs.

The Brooklyn-based artist, who graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, has participated in workshops including the Sundance Screenwriter’s Intensive, the NYWIFT From Script to Pre-Production” Workshop, Tribeca and Chanel Through Her Lens, the AT&T Untold Stories program and the annual Black List Screenwriters Lab, most recently being selected for the inaugural WScripted Cannes Screenplay List, the LALIFF & Netflix Inclusion Fellowship and The Black List Latinx List.

Moses’ El Timbre De Tu Voz won the Fresh Voices screenplay competition’s prize for Best Drama screenplay, also there claiming the Diversity & Inclusion and Culture & Heritage Awards.

The multi-hyphenate, who has also written and directed the shorts Sin RaícesMilkSticky Fingers and Las Mañanitas, continues to be represented by AAO Entertainment.

Thousands Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City…

There’s no denying that Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is Mexico’s most popular religious and cultural image… And, “La Morenita,” as she called, has become one of the most popular icons of the Virgin Mary throughout Latin America and the world.

On Monday, December 12, hundreds of thousands gathered at the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City— one of the most visited Catholic shrines in the world—to observe the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, an annual celebration that dates back to the 16th century.

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

This year’s observance—which included a special performance of “Las Mañanitas” to the Empress of Latin America by superstars like Lucero, Aracely Arámbula, Pedro Fernández and Gabriela Spanic—commemorated the 480th anniversary of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s apparitions in Mexico, on a hill in the Tepeyac desert, on December 9, 1531.

According to Catholic tradition, the Virgin Mary appeared to a poor 57-year-old recently converted Aztec Indian named Juan Diego and asked him to build a church on the spot where they were standing. He told the local bishop, who asked for proof. When he returned to the hill, Mary gave Juan Diego the requested sign. Miraculously, roses appeared on the hill in the middle of winter, and Juan gathered them in his tilma.
Mary arranged the roses in his tilma with her own hands, and Juan returned to the bishop. When he released the tilma, the flowers fell to the floor and an imprint of the Virgin Mary appeared on the tilma from the residue of the soil and roses.

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Along with “Las Mañanitas,” Monday’s celebration included a performance of “Amor eterno” and special prayer readings.