Washing Elena

Set in Richmond, California, WASHING ELENA follows 31-year-old Indalia's struggle to solve the mystery surrounding her best friend Elena’s sudden death. To find answers, Indalia must confront the realities of Elena's surprising conversion to Islam, leading Indalia to challenge her own biases, vices and lingering guilt.

Maria Victoria Ponce Maria Victoria Ponce
Screenwriter, Director

Originally from Michoacán, Mexico, Maria Victoria is a San Francisco Bay Area film director/writer who grew up in Richmond, California. She appreciates the complexity in the routine lives... more»

Vanessa Perez Vanessa Perez

Vanessa Perez began her career working in Talent Management at ICM. She went on to produce at CANANA Films (Pablo Cruz, Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal). Perez was the executive in charge of... more»