Flite Mode

With the help of her riotous best friend, a misunderstood teen from Harlem uses her newfound talent for dancing on the subway to save her family from a looming eviction while also navigating young womanhood.

Joel Vargas Joel Vargas
Writer/Director

Joel, creator of FLITE MODE (working title), was born and raised in public housing in The Bronx, New York. A filmmaker and activist, Joel is a former Fulbright Scholar and holds an MA in documentary... more»

James Duarte James Duarte
Co-Producer

James is a creative producer based in The Bronx, New York. He has served as the Creative Director for the Dominican Film Festival and Associate Manager of the Ecuadorian Film Festival. As a filmmaker... more»

Karla Rodriguez Karla Rodriguez
Co-Producer

Karla Rodriguez was born in Medellin, Colombia, the youngest of five children. She currently resides in the Hunts Point Community of The South Bronx. Karla is a graduate of Fordham University, with a... more»

Mike Tyner Mike Tyner
Co-Producer

Mike Tyner is a producer and director who co-founded the independent film collective Truth 2 Power Films. Tyner has produced six narrative shorts, two television shows, and many short documentaries.... more»

Alyssa Villegas Alyssa Villegas
Consulting Producer

Alyssa was born and raised in Uptown, Chicago. She worked as a community organizer in Humboldt Park, the historically Puerto Rican community in Chicago. For three years, she was a collective member... more»