Aurora Guerrero

Director; Queen Sugar, Mosquita y Mari

Aurora was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area by Mexican immigrant parents. Early in her career she co-founded Womyn Image Makers (WIM), a queer Xicana-identified film collective based out of Los Angeles. While with WIM, she directed short films including Pura Lengua and Viernes Girl. Her work earned her a slot on Filmmaker Magazine‘s “25 Faces to Watch.”

Guerrero wrote and directed Mosquita y Mari, her debut narrative feature film, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Mosquita y Mari traveled to top-tier film festivals including San Francisco, Melbourne, Goteburg and Guadalajara, while garnering multiple awards, including Best First Narrative Feature at Outfest. Mosquita y Mari was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2013 Spirit Awards, and a GLAAD Media Award. In 2017, Guerrero directed her first episode of television on Ava Duvernay’s critically acclaimed drama Queen Sugar. Since then, she has directed on Greenleaf, The Red Line, Gentefied, Little America, 13 Reasons Why and Cherish The Day.