• 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 to tell stories from the Latino perspective.

     

    At 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 released 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. His feature-length script, Viva el Rock!, is currently trending on The Black List. Regardless of genre or form, Miguel strives to create compelling stories that impact the viewer.

     

    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.

     

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