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Short Program

From Now On

Two middle age Latinas from the East Coast, stop by along the Malibu Coast, on their way to Northern California. Both from conservative families. They have done something momentous today, defying cultural stereotypes imposed by their own culture. A phone message from a beloved young nephew offering unconditional love, reveals to us, the life changing decision they have made.


Award-winning actress Ivonne Coll is a theater, television, and film actress from Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Her film debut as Redheaded Yolanda in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather II helped her discover her passion for acting, becoming one of the first Latin actresses to cross over and work consistently in Hollywood. Her award-winning variety show in Puerto Rico, Una Chica Llamada Ivonne Coll (A Girl Called Ivonne Coll) (1972-74) provided the perfect opportunity to showcase her many talents which included singing, dancing and acting. She represented Puerto Rico in the Miss Universe Pageant in 1967. In 1972 she was the star of the USO Tour Puerto Rico Sings for the troops stationed in Vietnam. In 1988 Coll had the lead role in Cuqui a Woman Like You produced by WAPA TV. Ivonne Coll had the fortune of training in drama among others with Lee Strasberg, comedy with Lucille Ball and musical theater with David Craig. Broadway credits include Tony Award Nominated Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Joseph Papp’s Shakespeare on Broadway: Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It, and Goodbye Fidel. Regional Theater performances include playing the title role in Mother Courage at Berkley Repertory Theater and La Jolla Playhouse. Other regional work include Chicago’s Goodman Theater, Princenton’s McCarter Theater, Mark Tapper Forum, San Diego Rep, Arizona Theater Company and San Jose Rep Theater. Awards received include: the People’s Choice Award, (Jane The Virgin) TCA’s Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming (Switched at Birth), The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Lifetime Achievement Award, Eternity Award Los Angeles Women’s Theater Festival, ACE Award NY Hispanic Media (Orinoco), Puerto Rico International Short Film Festival Best Actress (De Pura Cepa), Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Performance San Diego Critics Circle (Adoration of the Old Woman), Agueybana de Oro Best Supporting Actress (Coralito.) Award nominations include: Golden Globe (Jane The Virgin/Ensamble), Jefferson Award as Best Supporting Actress (Electricidad) Actor’s Equity Association and Best Actress (Mother Courage) by the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle. Film credits among others include: Waking the Dead, (Polygram), Lean on Me (WB) Instinct (Touchstone Pictures), Into Deep (Miramax), The Pest (Tristar), A Rainy Day (Universal) and Hemingway & Gelhorn (HBO.) Coll is currently starring as a series regular on the award-winning show Jane The Virgin (CW.) Other television credits include Switched at Birth (ABC Family), Teen Wolf (MTV), Glee (Fox) East Los High (Hulu), Nip Tuck (FX), An American Family (PBS), Six Feet Under (HBO), NYPD Blue (Fox), The Practice (Fox), ER (NBC), Heroes (NBC), Crossing Jordan (NBC), Judging Amy (Fox), Saturday Night Live (NBC), Cold Case (CBS), Joan of Arcadia (CBS), LA LAW (Fox), Wings (CBS), Without a Trace (CBS), CSI (CBS) and most recently One Day at a Time (Netflix) and Elena of Avalor (Disney.) Ivonne Coll’s new short film From Now On, will be released this year, marking her debut as a director, writer and a producer. Film and theater critic Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune calls Ivonne Coll A formidable actress as she continues to deliver breakthrough performances on television, film and theater. Ivonne Coll is a proud member of the Television Academy®.


Section:  Shorts
Director:  Ivonne Coll & Javier Colón Ríos
Year:  2017
Length:  10:58 Minutes
Language:  English
Country: USA
Festivals: Chicago Latino Film Festival and Rincon International Film Festival.


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