Memoria de Octavia is my second collaboration with filmmaker, Marly Hernandez. The short received a Silver Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival, and it's been accepted at the 2015 Rincon International Film Festival & The Catalina Film Festival 2015.
Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Memoria de Octavia, tells the story of a neuroscientist, Octavia, who came to the United States from Mexico under asylum as a child. Using herself as a test subject, she struggles to erase memories of her past. Inspired by the scientific works of neuroscientist Karim Nader and neuroscientist Joseph Ledoux, the film's theme centers on the unreliable and intangible nature of memory. The safest memories are the ones that you don't think about.