Project Description

Armando Ibañez is a queer producer, director, screenwriter, editor and public speaker. He is originally from Acapulco, Guerrero and graduated from Cerritos Community College in California with an AA in Film and TV production. Armando is the writer and director of the award-winning YouTube series Undocumented Tales, a story that follows the journey of a Mexican undocumented and queer server living in Los Angeles. The series has been screened around the country, at universities, community spaces, and film festivals including Outfest. In 2018, he was nominated for the LAWEBFEST Awards in the categories of outstanding writing, outstanding directing, outstanding drama series, and won for outstanding lead actor. In 2019, Armando received the Entrepreneurship Fund from Immigrants Rising to finish the third season of Undocumented Tales, which premiered in 2021. Armando’s work includes collaborations with CultureStrike, Translatin@ Coalition, Familia:TQLM, and SolCollective. Armando has also been part of the Artists Disruptors Fellowship program created by The Center for Cultural Power and 5050by2020. He is currently promoting his short film Before and After Detention, a documentary that follows the journey of transgender women pursuing a better life in the United States. Armando is the founder of Ibañez Productions LLC and is committed to portraying authentic Latinx characters and addressing issues impacting immigrants and LGBT communities in the United States.