Talent Guide

Jenniffer Castillo

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Grants and Awards 2012, Grants and Awards 2013, Project Involve 2013, Screenwriting Lab 2012


Jenniffer Castillo writes and produces narrative, documentary and new media content that targets the Latino community and focuses on issues of social justice. Currently, she writes and executive produces Imagen-Award-nominated web series, Inspira, which features Latino leaders across America. Castillo is also in production with feature documentary American DREAMers which follows a group of undocumented youth who are walking across the country from San Francisco to Washington D.C. to create a national dialogue about how the passing of the DREAM Act can alleviate their plight in this country. Previously, Castillo obtained an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University and a B.A. in English and Film Studies from Boston College. Undocumented which began as a short and later became Castillo’s masters thesis, was selected for the 2012 Film Independent Screenwriting Lab and as a Second Rounder in the 2011 Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. While at LMU, Castillo served as a Script Reader for Parkes MacDonald Productions and interned at the Ellen DeGeneres Show. She also assisted writer/director, Ondi Timoner, through the development of <3 startups, a documentary later packaged as a docudrama about internet startups and the eclectic personalities bringing them together. Beyond the Latino community, Castillo also strives to give a voice to other groups she identifies with including women and the LGBT community. Castillo was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico.