Erik Francisco Medina is a filmmaker, journalist, and content creator from Canóvanas, Puerto Rico. Erik graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media Studies from Universidad del Turabo and a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Throughout his career, Erik has covered political and social events as a journalist while curating multicultural content as a filmmaker in Puerto Rico and Atlanta, Georgia. Eventually, he discovered his expertise in Screenwriting and Development. As a filmmaker, Erik seeks to create stories highlighting underrepresented communities and cultures, specifically the Caribbean community.
After moving to Georgia to attend graduate school, Erik has developed a passion for amplifying young Latinxs’ voices in the creative and political field. Whether it is supporting their political platform or showcasing stories that resonate with them, Erik believes that the key to inspiring the Latinx to become a disruptive force in the United States is by building each other up. Like Rita Moreno, one of his many heroes, said: “It is through art that we will prevail, and we will endure. It lives on after us and defines us as people.”