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Citlalli A. Ruiz


Born in Mexico, Citlalli A. Ruiz's journey began in the Merchant Marine before navigating the intricate waters of the film industry. Her diverse background laid the foundation for a multifaceted career that would soon make waves in the world of cinema.

Citlalli's early foray into the film industry saw her working as an assistant to the head of development at SMG Entertainment, providing her with invaluable insights into the creative process. Subsequently, she interned under the guidance of Shana Eddy Grauf, the Senior Vice President at StudioCanal, further honing her skills and understanding of the industry's intricacies.

In March 2021, Citlalli made a striking entrance into the producorial landscape with her debut feature film, "My True Fairytale." Premiering at Cinequest, the film captured the hearts of audiences and marked a significant milestone in Citlalli's burgeoning career. The emotional depth and storytelling prowess displayed in her debut project garnered attention and led to worldwide distribution through Gravitas Ventures and Myriad Pictures.

Building on this success, Citlalli's latest short film, "Hedgehog," has become a beacon of international acclaim. The film has not only secured numerous awards but has also been qualified for the 2024 Oscars. Her latest TV series pilot, "FineFlick Film Fest," just finished post-production & is currently in development for the season solidifying Citlalli's reputation as a producer of note.

Just as she once navigated the Merchant Marine, Citlalli A. Ruiz continues to navigate the seas of storytelling, using her unique background and experiences to create compelling narratives that resonate with audiences globally. Her journey, much like her films, is marked by a spirit of exploration, creativity, and a dedication to bringing captivating stories to the forefront of the cinematic landscape.


"As the war starts in Ukraine, six years old Nina is sent to her grandmother's remote village. In the shack outside, Nina discovers a badly wounded Russian soldier."

Hedgehog is an award-winning / Oscar-qualified short film with stunning cinematography, powerful performances, and a moving soundtrack. The film is a poignant tale of compassion and humanity in the midst of war, and a testament to the power of human connection. Through its expertly crafted visuals and sound design, Hedgehog immerses viewers in a world of artistry and skillful storytelling.

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"Angie Goodwin runs away after a horrific car crash to make her dream of becoming a superhero come true."

My True Fairytale is a touching, humorous, candid, and intimate exploration of a young woman’s magical journey that leads to the discovery that saving the world starts with saving your own world. The people in it. The ones you love and cherish the most.



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