The Secret Life of La Mariposa | Maria Agui Carter - Writer, Director Barbara DeFina - Producer.
Currently in pre-production.
Mari, a 13 year-old with a special connection to the Monarch butterflies of her native Mexico, escapes abuse through fantasy, until the fantasy takes over her reality.
Maria Agui Carter and her script has been a fellow at the following:
MARIA AGUI CARTER
WRITER • DIRECTOR
Maria Agui Carter is a playwright, screenwriter and an independent director and producer. She grew up undocumented and graduated from Harvard.
A Professor of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College, and President of Iguana Films, LLC, she has won George Peabody Gardner, Warren, and Rockefeller Awards, and served as a visiting scholar at Harvard, Tulane and Brandeis. Her recent projects include:
Rebel (2013) Writer, Director, Producer - Winner of a 2014 Erik Barnouw Award-Best Historical Films in America, PBS, now on Amazon Prime, Itunes
No Job for a Woman (2012) Producer, PBS, Women Make Movies
14 Freight Trains (2015) Playwright, Arena Stage
SciGirls Latina (2018) Director, Series Advisor, 2019 Emmy nominee
Barbara DeFina has been a producer in the film industry since 1986. Her first project was The Color of Money for director Martin Scorsese. She went on to produce such films as :
Michael Jackson: Bad (1987)
The Last Temptation of Christ Cape Fear (1988)
The Grifters (1990)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
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