MARIA EL DIABLO tells the story of Cucha, a 79 year-old artisan mask maker from Playa de Ponce, Puerto Rico (a region famous for its elaborate masks.) In the film, Cucha personifies the storm, Maria, using her masks to retell the destructive and transformative impact of the devilish Hurricane.
Born in Los Angeles to Nigerian & French-American parents. Director, Photographer, Storyteller based in NYC. Active humanitarian that has worked with NGOs across six continents and on projects that have shown at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), The Serpentine Gallery and Arté.
The nine short films in the OPENING NITE screening of the Nitehawk Shorts Festival address the dynamics of family, shining in the face of adversity, and attempting to make meaningful connections. New York stories punctuate.