Omar Lopex is the writer/director at the helm of Standard Fantastic Pictures, an artist-run transborder production company working in the dynamic & unique region along the US/Mexico border. He is the recipient of the San Diego Film Consortium Binational Award which “honors filmmakers working across the border in an effort to bring our two nations closer together”. Omar has been a writer-in-residence at Shakespeare & Co. in Paris, and an artist-in-residence at the San Diego Art Institute. His film Priscilla & Her Sisters was commissioned by the La Jolla History Museum and has enjoyed festival success. His documentary project So, I Was a Child was produced for PBS with support from Kodak Film. Lopex recently completed his debut feature film Ana, Who They Pulled Out of the River, funded in part by a grant from the Avery-Tsui Foundation.