Born in Cali, Colombia, Andy Alvarez is a director / producer based in Vancouver, BC. She recently graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production. Her directorial debut, and UBC Thesis project, based on her personal story is the award winning short film La Mariposa, 2017 which went on to have a very successful festival run. After more than fifteen world-wide festival screenings, and several awards, La Mariposa was awarded a Leo Award for Best Student Production in June of 2018. La Mariposa is now streaming on CBC Gem and Air Canada. In May of 2019, Andy's latest film Our Home went on to win the Lindalee Tracey Award at the Hot Docs Film Festival.