Citlalli A. Ruiz
Born in Mexico, Citlalli was a Merchant Marine before venturing into the world of film. She worked as an assistant to the head of development at SMG Entertainment and interned under Shana Eddy Grauf, SVP at StudioCanal. Citlalli's debut feature film, "My True Fairytale," premiered at Cinequest in March 2021, capturing audiences and securing worldwide distribution by Gravitas Ventures and Myriad Pictures. Her latest short film, "Hedgehog," has garnered international acclaim, winning numerous awards and earning recognition at prestigious Oscar Nominated Film Festivals.
"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 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.
MY TRUE FAIRYTALE
"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.