UTA Signs Sundance Prize-Winning ‘In The Summers’ Filmmaker Alessandra Lacorazza

EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of her debut feature In the Summers‘ world premiere at Sundance, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Directing Award in U.S. Dramatic competition, writer-director Alessandra Lacorazza has signed with UTA for representation in all areas.

Based in Brooklyn, Lacorazza’s work deals with personal and cultural memory, and incorporates themes of migration, alienation, community, and resilience. The queer Colombian American filmmaker’s In the Summers spans the formative years in the lives of two sisters, watching as they navigate their relationships with their loving but volatile father during their yearly summer visits to his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

More from Deadline

Pic’s cast is led by René Pérez Joglar (aka Residente), Sasha Calle, and Lio Mehiel, the breakout star of Mutt, who last year won a Sundance Special Jury Prize for Performance.

In 2020, Lacorazza was a WGA-East FilmNation NY Screenwriters Fellow and a 2020 NALIP Media Market Fellow. Her work has been supported by NYFA, FOFIF, and a part of Tribeca Film Festival Creators Market.

Lacorazza’s debut short film, Mami, had its world premiere at Palm Springs ShortFest 2019, and was also part of the official selection at NALIP, New York Latino Film Festival, Durban Film Festival and Nitehawk Shorts. In addition to writing and directing, Lacorazza has had a prolific editing career. Her work has focused on queer and Latinx communities, been featured at various festivals and online publications, and in the case of 2019’s After Maria, was shortlisted for the Oscars

As a worker-owner of the Meerkat Media Collective, Lacorazza directs, produces, and edits artful and impactful videos for foundations, news magazines, publishers and non-profits. She continues to be represented by Entertainment 360 and Granderson Des Rochers.

Sign up for Deadline's Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.