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Eli Vazquez

Writer, Director

Eli Vazquez is a proud afro-Mexi-Rican. The oldest of 10 siblings, he grew up in a haunted house in the hood deep in Chicago, and fully let his mother down by not becoming a priest. He further disappointed her by kickboxing in Thailand (long story).

Eli is a writer/producer for BuzzFeed’s Latinx digital brand Pero Like, generating over 500 million views online through his scripted/unscripted work. In 2018 he became a fellow in the HOLA Mexico Film Festivals, Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today program, In 2021 he became a NHMC Screenwriting Fellow and recently became a finalist for LALIFF/Netflix Afro-Latinx Film Fellowship. Eli’s projects have been seen at such festivals as the Chicago International Latino Film Festival, Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, and most recently nominated for multiple awards at the Official Latino Film and Arts Festival.

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