Sean Joseph Salazar Jourdan (United States)

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sean Joseph Salazar Jourdan now lives and works in Denver, Colorado, where he relocated after obtaining his M.F.A. in Film and Video at Columbia College Chicago. Prior to this, Sean studied chemical engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia and worked in that field following graduation. Soon after, Sean’s lifelong interest in storytelling and human nature led him to Washington University in St. Louis, where he obtained an M.A. in Drama. His interests gradually moved from theater to film, where he now works as an award-winning screenwriter and director. Sean counts a number of prestigious honors among his accomplishments, which include, among many others: Winner, Best Feature Screenplay (Horror) – Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition; Silver Hugo – Chicago International Film Festival; Finalist (Horror) – Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition; CINE Golden Eagle; Top 7 (Horror) – Slamdance Screenwriting Competition; Winner – Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship; Finalist – ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition; and Best Screenplay – LGBTQ Toronto Film Festival.

Mesa Verde — In the harsh mesa-land of New Mexico, two Hispanic deer hunters trespass on to sacred Native American land and make a lucrative discovery that threatens the existence of the tribal community and, by extension, their own lives.