Sueños De Mi Hija

Samantha is the strong-willed first-generation Latina daughter of an immigrant who is passionate about alternative punk rock music. Much to her mother's disapproval, she has a band performing at the local Battle of the Bands. Rosa is a stoic immigrant mother who has held various labor jobs in her lifetime and holds traditional Mexican values. Will Rosa ultimately accept and support her daughter's journey?

  • Cecilia Romo
  • Cecilia Romo
  • Sydney Roll
  • Yashira Calo León
    Key Cast
  • Viridiana Rodriguez
    Key Cast
  • Jennifer Morales
    Key Cast
    "Comadre Lupe"
  • Catalina Romo
    Key Cast
    "Abuelita Claudia"
  • Antonio Hernandez
    Key Cast
  • Taylor Balaoro
    Director of Photography
  • Jennifer Andrade
    Production Design
  • Cristian Hernandez
    Audio Production
  • Anthony Wilson
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Sueños De Mi Hija
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Sacramento State University
  • J Street Film Festival
    United States
    December 15, 2022
  • Sacramento International Film Festival
    United States
    Outstanding Cine Latino Film
  • STARZ "Take The Lead"

    Post-Production Grant
Director Biography - Cecilia Romo

Director/Screenwriter Cecilia Romo was born and raised in Sacramento, California. She integrates stories from her personal experiences being a First-Generation Queer Mexican American raised by a single Immigrant Mother. She took a year off after High School to help her mother with health issues.
She originally dreamed of studying Theater in College ultimately pursuing her AA in Commercial Music Business with an intent to transfer as a Psychology Major that turned into Nursing. Realizing that her original love and obsession with Film and Television wouldn't stop knocking in her soul she decided that she could no longer avoid the little voice in her bones and enrolled in Film Video Production classes.
Cecilia is currently studying Film Video Production with a Minor in Creative Writing (concentration in Screenwriting) at California State University Sacramento. She Produced, Directed and Edited her first Student Production a Short Documentary Portrait titled "Transplant" in 2021 about a young woman Anya McInroy's (20s) history with Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure and her journey to a successful Living Donor Kidney Transplant from her childhood best friend. Most recently wrote and directed the short Sueños De Mi Hija, a story about mother daughter dynamics and the pressures both sides face with the sacrifices made in America. Traditional Mexican Immigrant Rosa struggles to accept her daughter, Samantha's dreams of being in a Punk Rock band despite the people in her life telling her to rid of her traditional expectations.

Cecilia's goal is to share positive, honest, authentic Queer Latine stories that reflect the truth and beauty of those around her and put an end to tired damaging tropes.

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Director Statement

Two of my favorite films are Lady Bird and Real Women Have Curves. Being a first-generation Latina who grew up loving alternative music and being from Sacramento I wanted to incorporate those things into this film. It's a love letter to my culture, love of rock music and my hometown. I wanted to tell a story unlike Lady Bird and Real Women Have Curves that followed the struggle of the mother and her small attempt to take the steps to attempt to support her daughter.