Gloria Morán is an award winning filmmaker and writer based out of Los Angeles, California, working on producing, directing and editing digital content. With nearly 10 years of industry experience in commercial and documentary programming, Gloria is an effective and eloquent storyteller.
Gloria’s credits include the WGBH and WORLD Channel broadcast of her short documentary Every Girl Matters (2015), a short documentary that takes a personal look at the success of young women in single sex education. Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP).
Gloria completed two shorts for PBS’s American Experience, creating biographical documentaries, The Voter (2014) and The Activist (2014), following two prominent workers during the 1964 freedom movement, a project in conjunction with the release of Stanley Nelson’s Freedom Summer (2014).
Gloria first short documentary about gentrification in the Mission District of San Francisco and one San Francisco native’s interpretation of this change titled Homes for the Homies (2010), and was reviewed as SF Weekly’s “Best Pick” for The Mission Cultural Center Videofest 2010. She is also director and producer of The Unique Ladies (2013) a short documentary that follows an all women’s lowrider car club in San Diego. A first of it’s kind documentary that has screened nationwide in film festivals and garnered the “Best Local Film” award from the San Diego Latino Film Festival.
While working on a Master’s degree in Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University Gloria worked at the youth media lab Conscious Youth Media Crew (CYMC) for at-risk and low-income youth of San Francisco, where she assisted several student directed films. Gloria has taught as an adjunct lecturer in Film and Latina/o studies in addition to frequently writing and guest lecturing on the subject area of lowriding and Chicana/o popular culture and its impact on culture and community.
Gloria has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American and Latino Studies with a minor in Journalism and a Master of Arts degree in Social Documentation, both from the University of California at Santa Cruz.