Karla Legaspy is an L.A. based MeXicana Indigena Filmmaker and Actor. She is the Writer, Director and Producer of Gold Star the short film, winner of the Latino Public Broadcasting New Media Grant. She is company Co-Producer of AdeRisa Productions whose feature film Bruising for Besos will premiere summer of 2016. Karla’s filmmaking experience ranges from Production Coordinator in New Media projects, Directing/Producing music videos, and Line Producer/Producer in Films. Currently, she’s developing an episodic series DIX and a feature film, Marisol.
Karla has starred in films, such as Flor de Naranja, Roses of April, Betrayed, and Pura Lengua, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005. Also, she is the Co-Founder and Director of Programming of the Latin@ Queer Arts and Film Festival/Cine Arte Film Festival. Karla envisions her work as the best tool for activism and her contribution to empowering her community.