Photo by Adora Wilson-Eye

Photo by Adora Wilson-Eye


“…An original voice in a sea of mundane posers,” (Amy Davis, Mod Fuck Explosion [1994], PIG DEATH MACHINE [2013]).

Emily Esperanza is a filmmaker and artist whose passions lie in discarded aesthetics, liminal spaces, guerrilla approaches, and unconventional narrative. An advocate of rebellious voices in cinema, Esperanza is the founder and a co-curator of WRETCHED NOBLES, a Chicago-based immersive monthly film/video screening shorts program.

Co-produced by Full Spectrum Features, Emily’s new film, Make Out Party, premiered in 2018 at an event co-presented by FSF and Chicago Underground Film Festival and is currently touring festivals. It recently won Most Innovative Short Film, Award for Excellence, Jury Award at the 23rd Annual TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival. Upcoming screenings include the Los Angeles premiere in DTLA (tickets available HERE). To keep up with upcoming Make Out Party screenings click here.

Esperanza is currently in development with their first feature film, LOTERÍA, produced by Full Spectrum Features. Esperanza lives in Marfa, TX.