Armando Croda (Mexico)

Armando Croda is a Mexican filmmaker based in New York and Mexico. He was the co-director, director of photography and editor of the documentary I’m Leaving Now (2018), which garnered acclaim at the Hot Docs and Doc NYC film festivals and won the Best Mexican Film award at DocsMX International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City and a special mention for Best Documentary at the Morelia International Film Festival. Armando served as producer, director of photography and editor of Straighten Up and Fly Right, winner of the Best Film award at Slamdance in 2022. As an editor, he has worked on films such as Loudmouth, which screened at the closing gala of the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival; The Infiltrators (2019), by Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra, winner of the Audience Award in the NEXT section of the Sundance Film Festival; Jay Myself (2018), by Stephen Wilkes; Out of Many, One (2018), by John Hoffman and Nanfu Wang; and Havana Motor Club (2015), by Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt.

Koshigaya Koko [co-written with Lindsey Cordero] — Lucas, a rebellious 17-year-old whose greatest desire is playing with his rock band, skating, and hanging out with his friends in his village in Veracruz, finds himself in trouble when his father finds marijuana in the glove compartment of his car and decides to send him on a year-long exchange to Japan, hoping that he will be reformed in a place that contrasts with his personality.