Tricia Creason-Valencia

Tricia Creason-Valencia


Tricia is currently producing a one-hour documentary titled Stable Life, which tells the story of a family of undocumented immigrants who live and work on the backside of a racetrack. She also directed the award-winning short films, Eighty Layers of Me (that you’ll have to survive), a documentary about former cheerleaders turned activists and We Got Next, a narrative about young women basketball players. Both films won numerous awards and screened at festivals throughout the United

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What do you do now? Has your art evolved or changed?

When I received the award, I felt like I was truly finding my place within the artistic community in San Jose.

What is one piece of advice you would give to an emerging artist?

I'm still a documentary filmmaker. I've been able to work more extensively in San Jose since I received the award. I was delighted to direct a documentary on the history of San Jose titled "Changing Boundaries: The History of San Jose." It premiered last January at the California Theatre in San Jose and screened at Camera 12 in February.

Briefly, how would you describe the state of the arts locally, as well as national and beyond?

Work to develop your craft so that your core self shines through in your work; focus also on developing your business sense, so that you can fundraise and market your work effectively.

Getting better all the time.