Claudia Cifuentes is an American screenwriter, film director and producer of Guatemalan descent. She began her career in film assisting Hollywood heavyweights such as Anthony Katagas, Lynda Obst and Michael Mann.
Inspired by Michael Mann’s auteur-style of filmmaking, last year she completed her directorial feature film debut, After the Wedding, starring Nick Puga and Edy Ganem. The film was shot for $40k, in Miami Beach, with funds raised successfully, with her two sisters, on Kickstarter.
After the Wedding has since gone on to screen at various high-profile film festivals including the Bahamas International Film Festival, the Big Apple Film Festival and the Bushwick Film Festival. The film is now available on Amazon and iTunes.
Her next feature film, The Untitled Sisters Project, is being produced by her production company, Pink Forest Films, and will begin filming next year in Argentina. A graduate of NYU’s Directing School, and a member of the Film Fatales, she resides in Tribeca with her husband and curious 4-year old son.