Aurora Guerrero was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area to immigrant Mexican parents. Guerrero wrote and directed Mosquita y Mari, her debut narrative feature. Since premiering at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Mosquita y Mari has traveled over 100 film festivals including San Francisco International, Melbourne, Guadalajara, Sao Paulo, and has garnered multiple awards including Best First Feature at Outfest while picking up a Spirit Award and GLAAD nomination for Best Film under 500k. Mosquita y Mari was theatrically released in New York City where the New York Times praised an “an unassuming indie jewel.” Prior to making her feature, Guerrero directed award-winning short films, including Pura Lengua (2005 Sundance Film Festival) and Viernes Girl (winner HBO/NYLIFF competition). Los Valientes (The Brave Ones), slated to be Guerrero’s second feature, has received development support from Sundance, San Francisco Film Society, and Tribeca. In 2012 Guerrero was named a Time Warner/Sundance Storytelling Fellow.