Nació Simón
Work In Progress

“Nació Simón” (“Simón was born”) seeks to get to know Lis and their drag, Simón. Lis is shown in their daily life: working, taking care of her kids as a young/queer/non-binary mother, surviving the colonial landscape of Puerto Rico, and how their identity clashes with the heteronormative society. The documentary explores the blurry lines between who is Lis and who is Simón–their differences and meeting points, delving into the construction or birth of Simón.

Patricia Cruz

Born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico in 1990, Pati Cruz studied Film Directing at the International School of Film and TV in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (2015-2018). They obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Film Studies at Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, New York (2012). Since 2010, they have worked as Assistant Editor in films such as "Las vacas con gafas" (Puerto Rico, 2014) and "Defrauded" (HBO, 2014); as Camera Assistant and Script Supervisor in audiovisual productions in New York and Puerto Rico. They have also worked as a Freelance Screenwriter and Script Doctor for independent projects. Director and co-Screenwriter of the short film “La amante" (2019), which has been selected in several international film festivals. Currently, they work as a Freelance Screenwriter and Editor in Puerto Rico while attending the development of future projects.