Emily Esperanza is a filmmaker and multi-disciplinary artist whose passions lie in discarded aesthetics, liminal spaces, and unconventional narrative. Esperanza has shown work across the country and their work has been profiled in numerous national publications, including American Art Collector, Filmmaker, Moviemaker, OUT, and PAPER. In 2018 and 2016 Emily was selected as one of Newcity's "Film 50," an annual list recognizing Chicago’s most influential and daring filmmakers. Esperanza is currently in development with their first feature film, LOTERÍA, produced by Full Spectrum Features. Esperanza currently lives in Marfa, TX.