Doménica and Constanza Castro (UNLV Film) made their directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival with their short film We Are Here, which provides a perspective on national politics, immigration laws, and the meaning of citizenship in our country.
We Are Here is a portrait of what it’s like to walk in the shoes of an undocumented immigrant under 30. As immigrants themselves, Doménica and Constanza aim to raise awareness of those that are often marginalized by our society and treated as a threat to the well-being of a nation.
In addition to directing, the sisters have been producing short form content for about eight years, and are the founders of 271 Films, a creative production company based in Los Angeles. Collectively, their work has gathered over 2 billion views. They have also produced films and commercial content that has been featured on MTV, The New Yorker Screening Room, Nylon, Vice, BET Networks, and Adweek, as well as at film festivals including AFI Fest, Tribeca, Palm Springs, and the Austin Film Festival.
Also at Sundance was the USA premiere of the short film HUELLA. The Castro sisters worked as executive producers alongside Lena Waithe, Rishi Rajani, and Natasha Wellesley.