|Crew: ||Cinematography: Petr Hlinomaz|
An obsessive writer discovers a new form of communication when she finds out her annoying new neighbor is the source of her inspiration. "Writer's Block" is a 13 minute short film that tells the story of relationships and tolerance in a crowded New York apartment building. It was inspired by the idea of this tacit and close relationship people have with their neighbors through the walls and floors of their apartments, even when they don't know each other.
Born and raised in Lima Peru, Ana Cuadra moved to New York in 1993 with a degree in Marine Biology to follow a film career. After graduating and with a BA in Film and Television, she started to work professionally as an assistant in sets for films, TV shows, music videos and commercials. Since then she has worked as a Production Coordinator, Production Manager, Producer and Writer/Director for a number of companies including the Alcoholism Council of New York and the National Council for Drug and Alcohol Abuse for which she directed commercials that broadcasted nationwide. She has worked on the sets of major motion pictures in a variety of departments with directors such as Penny Marshall, Spike Lee, Woody Allen, Oliver Stone, Joel Schummacher, Steven Spielberg, among other industry leaders. Her first film "Writer's Block" won an Honorary Award at the Latin USA International Film Festival in New York and was an Official Selection at The Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. Her second film "Patterns" was in competition at the New York Shorts Film Festival. Ana has written a number of screenplays, essays and short stories in both English and Spanish, one of them published in The New York Times. Additional Studies: Screenplay Writing, Form & Structure, New York University.