Talent Guide

George Reyes

  • Discipline:Director, Producer, Writer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2009, Grants and Awards 2010, Project Involve 2009


Born to Colombian immigrants, George Reyes graduated from Harvard University and NYU’s graduate film school. He went on to serve as director of the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Teen Media Program as an echoing Green Foundation Public Service Fellow where he and his students founded the Do it Your Damn Self!! National Youth Film Festival.

He has directed, shot, produced, and edited numerous short films that have been screened in such notable festivals as the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in France, the Regensberg and Berlin Film Festivals in Germany, the Sarasota and Florida Film Festivals, the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, BBC London Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, the Havana Film Festival, and the NY and San Diego Latino Film Festivals. His NYU thesis short Rituals of Exchange was bought by Atom Films.

Reyes worked as director of International Programs at the New York Film Academy and then was invited to be a full-time professor in the Communications Department at the Tecnologico de Monterrey (Monterrey Tech) in Mexico City. After several years in Mexico, he moved to LA and worked for the Sundance Institute’s International Feature Film Program and the Sundance Film Festival.

Reyes is currently completing the feature documentary La Muneca Fea (The Ugly Doll), about a home for elderly sex workers in Mexico City, with his co-director Claudia Lopez. In 2010 Film Independent awarded him the Elizabeth Pena Fellowship.

Current Project

La Muneca Fea (The Ugly Doll) (Documentary Feature)


A group of elderly sex workers in Mexico City seek peace and find community behind the walls of Casa Xochiquetzal, a refuge established by one of their former colleagues.