Born and raised in El Salvador, Priscila Torres’ biggest dream of becoming a filmmaker was almost impossible. El Salvador’s film industry doesn’t exist. After graduating from high school she decided to study graphic design and continue exploring the world of storytelling on her own by making stop motion animations- winning a national award for one of them.
In 2013, she earned her BFA in Graphic Design from Universidad Don Bosco in San Salvador, El Salvador. That same week she got the opportunity to study film in the U.S. by winning the Robert Redford/Milagro Initiative Unique Voice Award in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As part of her scholarship program, she was mentored by the wonderful Joan Tewkesbury (Nashville) and Kathleen Broyles (Sundance Institute).
She graduated in 2016 with a BFA in Film Production from SFUAD, and since then she has worked on multiple productions as an Assistant to actors, as well as volunteer for the Sundance Film Festival and The Sundance Labs. She now lives in Atlanta producing her own films.