Lorena Padilla holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, which she pursued as a Fulbright scholar. Her life philosophy can be summed up as believing that everything that happens to her can be used in a script. She writes scripts for TV series and feature films from Mexico, the country she returned to after living in five countries, ten cities, and twenty-three different departments for over ten years. Her most recent works have been in film and series for Fábula, and a drama series for Viacom directed by Julia Solomonoff. Her debut feature "Martínez," which she wrote and directed, participated in Script Station/Berlinale Talents, Torino Film Lab, CineQuaNonLab, and received support from IMCINE, Tribeca Film Institute, Filma Jalisco, and Austin Film Society. "Martínez" was nominated for Best Picture at the Guadalajara Film Festival and Best New Director at the San Francisco International Film Festival. She just directed a series for Gato Grande that will be available on Amazon.