Edwin Alexis Gómez (USA/Nicaragua)
2020 Storylines Lab in English
Edwin Alexis Gómez is a Queer Nicaraguan-American writer, director, producer and actor. His body of work blends the resounding beauty and exquisite pain of love and life and becomes its own mythology. His directorial debut, Quédate callado (Stay Silent), won a Grand Jury Award at the 2018 Outfest Fusion Film Festival. His second short film, La Sad Boy, premiered at the 2019 Outfest Film Festival and is currently making its rounds via the festival circuit. His third short film, Joyride, was awarded Best Screenplay from the Latino Screenwriting Academy, was selected for a Latino Public Broadcasting new media production grant and premiered at the 2020 PBS Short Film Festival, where it won the “Most Popular” award. He was selected as a 2019 Playwriting Fellow for Lambda Literary Foundation Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices for his play Flower of Anger, and most recently as a 2020 VONA Voices Fellow in TV and Screenwriting. Edwin Alexis is currently developing his digital series Frenemigas and bringing his feature film version of Joyride to life.
Castillos invisibles (Invisible Castles) — Castillos invisibles is set against the backdrop of the Nicaraguan revolution and the transition from the Somoza dictatorship to the Sandinistas through the eyes of an isolated deaf boy from a remote jungle village. He spends his days on his rooftop where he dreams and delves into his vivid imagination, until one day the Sandinistas come for him and change everything.