Don't Miss Cine+Mas 2019 SF Latino Film Festival 11
September 30th, 2019

WATCH: Festival director Lucho Ramirez and director of 'Bring Me an Avocado' Maria Mealla talk to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about Cine+Mas 2019 SF Latino Film Festival

Napa Valley Film Festival Unveils Narrative, Doc Lineups
September 12th, 2019

"This year's curated collection vividly illustrates the vital work of bold visual storytelling that the festival seeks to reward as part of our overall mission," said CEO Tom Tardio. "We proudly acknowledge and salute the current and emerging generations of filmmakers that enrich audiences through their highly creative and authentic ideas."

East Bay Express: Fall Art Picks
September 11th, 2019

"The Oakland-made Bring Me An Avocado explores the hardships of everyday life for people who are victims of crime. It incorporates Oakland's diversity into an intimate story about grief, family, and friendship..."

Sharing Stories at Vail Film Fest: 4 indie films to keep an eye out for 
August 26th, 2019

"Grief is a strange and unpredictable thing that every person experiences differently. For the family and friends at the center of writer/director Maria Mealla’s “Bring Me an Avocado,” grief is a special kind of hell when a violent incident leads to a mother, wife and friend being in a coma..."

Film Threat Feature: Bring me an avocado
March 18th, 2019

“…when a loved one is physically unavailable, life comes to a grinding halt with no resolution in sight.” Alan Ng on tragedy and the support systems needed to continue on in Bring Me An Avocado.

Cinequest estrena la película Bring me an avocado
March 8th, 2019

Filmada en Oakland, Bring me an avocado, es una película que relata la historia de un hombre y sus dos hijas contra la adversidad cuando la madre queda en coma.

Cinequest Film Fest 2019: 15 films you should not miss
Feb 27, 2019

Bring me an Avocado is 1 of 15 films worth watching according to the Mercury News. Cinequest Film Fest has upped its game in 2019, scheduling a staggering 259 films from 56 countries, including 100 films helmed by female directors, 132 world or U.S. premieres and expanded virtual reality programming.

Maria Mealla; “El hacer películas es de valientes, y a los valientes hay que recompensarlos”
March 12, 2019

Maria Mealla es una cineasta de origen boliviano. A pesar de su juventud, posee una amplia experiencia, no solo enlargometrajes, sino también en series y cortometrajes. Es una fiel defensora de la diversidad y sus proyectos suelen estar impregnados de elementos propios de la identidad latina.

Robert Emmett ​

Robert Emmett sits with producer Bianca Beyrouti to discuss the film in anticipation of our world premiere. 

Episode 167 - Losing Funding and Making Your Feature
Aug 20th, 2018

This week we have a special co-host previous guest Kuang Lee to talk with local filmmaker Maria Mealla about losing funding for her feature Bring Me an Avocado but pushing forward and making it happen anyways! 

Mark and Jay Duplass’ Campaign to Find America’s Next Generation of Indie Filmmakers Announces Winners
Nov 8, 2017 

Bring me an Avocado get's a shout out along with the other grant winners of the Seed&Spark rally. 

Strength in Numbers: Crowdfunding Picks
Sep 21, 2017

Bring me an Avocado is featured in the latest round of women-created and women-centric projects to watch out for.

Película de bolivianos compite en EEUU
Oct 6th, 2017

El Deber features Bring me an Avocado and the involvement of the Bolivian artists attached t the project.

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