Now Working On

Little Big Heroes

WHO WE ARE

We are the Self Portrait Factory

We bring storytelling through film workshops to people around the world.
OUR VISION:

Humanness, we believe that every person has a story and that story is worth telling.

Recognition, every person at any age carries a hero within.

Transparency, their voices not ours.

Technology as Democracy, let the people speak their stories out loud.

Quality, crafting strong films to reach an audience worldwide.

OUR WORKSHOP

We offer an intensive and comprehensive film workshop where each participant embarks on a journey of self-exploration through the use of different mediums such as writing, drawing, and video in order to discover their creative voice and share it with the world.

Our process includes:

  • Screenplay & Storyboard based on the participant’s life
  • Introduction to image and sound recording
  • Filming the short films with the other participants
  • Editing and sound design by professionals
  • Public screening and discussion with the participants and filmmakers

By learning the art of visual storytelling each participant voices a personal story through a short film; a self-portrait. The aim of the workshop is to be a transformative experience for participants by providing tools for self-contemplation and self-empowerment.  The workshop showcases human strength and happiness within the daily reality of a specific community.  It focuses on reaffirming a participant’s individual strengths while building solidarity, trust, and collective thinking.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING

Our Latest Project

Loíza Mía

Puerto Rico, 2018

Now showing at Film Festivals:

– Festival de Cine Europeo, Puerto Rico
– Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, USA

CHECK OUT OUR PROJECTS!

Llaima Sanfiorenzo Margaret Mair

Filmmakers

 

Our projects are based on a participatory filmmaking philosophy. We love our work because we can use our film skills while being able to understand and enjoy other cultures by listening with respect and creating trust. While creating a visual archive of humanity, we give every person the opportunity to shine.