Emil Gallardo is an award-winning Mexican-American writer/director from Los Angeles. In 2020, he was selected by HBO to their Directing Fellowship and later won Panavision's Future Filmmaker award. With all of his work, Emil strives to tell unforgettable stories that stand out for their authenticity and willingness to confront uncomfortable truths. His latest film, 1, 2, 3, All Eyes On Me is no exception.
1, 2, 3, All Eyes On Me won the Grand Prix Best Film award at HollyShorts, won a Jury Award at the Austin Film festival and was an official selection of two other Academy Award qualifying film festivals. It won Best Short at the NY Latino Film Festival and was nominated for a John Singleton Impact Award. In 2019 the screenplay was a Semi-Finalist in Slamdance’s screenwriting contest.