Born and raised in El Salvador, Priscila Torres and started exploring the world of filmmaking through stop-motion animations and YouTube videos made with friends. In 2013, she earned a BFA in graphic design from Universidad Don Bosco in San Salvador, El Salvador. That same year, she was chosen as a Robert Redford/Milagro Initiative Unique Voice recipient to study film at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design, where she would graduate in 2016 with a BFA in Film Production.
As part of her scholarship program, she was mentored by Joan Tewkesbury and Kathleen Broyles of the Sundance Institute and volunteered on multiple occasions for the Sundance Film Festival and the Sundance Labs. Since then she has worked on several film productions as a production assistant, and as Carmen Ejogo’s assistant on The Girlfriend Experience S2 and Rattlesnake.
Her feature screenplay Undercurrent – written in collaboration with Vincent Bates – was selected for the 2019 Sundance Screenwriters Intensive | Macon and was awarded a Sundance Institute Knight Screenwriters Intensive grant. Priscila is also a 2020 Sundance Knight Fellow and participated at the 2020 Sundance Talent Forum.