Liz Cardenas is a filmmaker and actress from Dallas, TX. A 2019 Independent Spirit Award nominee, she was named to the 2019 LATINXT, a highly-curated list of emerging Latino creators from an initiative by Zoe Saldana, Robert Rodriguez, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Notable producing and acting credits include Augustine Frizzell’s NEVER GOIN’ BACK (Sundance ’18), starring Maia Mitchell, Camila Morrone and Kyle Mooney; David Lowery’s A GHOST STORY (Sundance ‘17), starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck (both A24 films); and Daniel Laabs’ JULES OF LIGHT & DARK, Outfest 2019 Best US Narrative Feature. A former journalist for The Dallas Morning News, she’s written and directed two short films, IMAGO and TREADING WATER, and co-created a series of successful children’s films sold around the world. Based in LA, repped by Authentic, she considers Texas home, where she was raised by her Hispanic father, who immigrated to the US from Mexico, and Irish-American mother.