• Miguel Angel Durán is an award-winning writer/director whose work spans documentaries, films, and branded content. A native of the Los Angeles area, Miguel has made it his mission telling stories from the Latino perspective.


    At the age of 23, he directed his first feature-length documentary, Unrest, which focuses on the tumultuous founding of the first Chicana/o Studies Department in the US. He then directed The Valley in The Struggle, a thirty-minute documentary sharing the UFW’s fight for farmworker justice in the late 1960s; narrated by acclaimed actor Jacob Vargas.


    In 2020, he directed Immigrant Voices of America, an eight-episode documentary series that won the Jury Award for Best Episodic Documentary from the 2020 Bentonville Film Festival.


    After a decade in the documentary space, Miguel has recently transitioned into narrative work. His pilot for A Mothers Love placed semi-finalist in the 2021 ScreenCraft’s TV Pilot Script Competition. Currently, his feature-length script, Viva el Rock!, is trending on The Black List.


    In 2022, Miguel was hired as the Head of Production at Avenida Studios, a Latino-owned movie studio disrupting Hollywood by empowering the independent filmmaker.


    Recently, Miguel was selected as one of the fellows for LALIFF's x Netflix inclusion fellowship to complete a short film. The final film will be screened at LALIFF 2023.


    Regardless of genre or form, Miguel strives to create compelling stories that impact the viewer.






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