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Meet Jimena Muhlia

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jimena Muhlia.

Jimena, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
All my life, I’ve been very curious and restless, always trying to discover where I fit. I could tell you all the paths I’ve followed, from dance and theater, architecture and now writing and filmmaking. This came to my life when I realized I wasn’t doing a personal expression in my work, I was determined to change that so I applied to study at Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, a public Mexican film school. Fortunately, they accepted me and I started my actual career in 2013; since then I’ve been doing several short films, you can watch them in this link: https://jimenamuhlia.com/portfolio/category/short-film/.

But the life is always changing and I never thought I will ending living in Los Angeles; the year was 2017, was a romantic decision a total new experience, a city full of opportunities and scary at the same time, I was trying to show my self through my work, at that moment with “Evaporado” short film, wacth it here: https://jimenamuhlia.com/portfolio/evaporado/, I had some screenings all over the States and of course LA, after that was obvious to me that this is a though city, the empire of entertainment, a city where you can’t stop fighting and create new risky content. You’re kind of alone so you need to find people you trust and like, I had all this in mind in 2018 for the new adventure: “Lily <3” short film, a docufiction shot in San Diego with friends from Mexico City and Los Angeles, you can see the trailer here: https://jimenamuhlia.com/portfolio/lily/. Now I’m writing my first feature called “Rosa Venus” I keep in mind that if you want to reach your dreams you can’t stop working even though we are living in this weird pandemic era.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I don’t think in an Artist road there’s such a thing like “smooth road”, you need to have always in mind that the hard work is to fight against frustration, procrastination and frustration again. You have to step a little bit backward and look at your self and believe in you again and again.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m a freelance writer director and editor. Basically, I need to reach out with people to propose all kinds of different projects. You can see some of my work in this link: https://jimenamuhlia.com/portfolio/category/short-film/.

As a director, your job is to join a team with other creators to make the projects a reality. And also you need to write all the time to keep fresh ideas, and never forget that filmmaking it’s a collaborative work, you need people and they need you.

To finish my idea of “who I am” I just want to tell you that in this times it’s difficult to say that you are “original” but the truth is, every mind has a different perspective of the world so if you want to be unique you need to talk truly and deeply from your soul. It doesn’t matter how cheesy it sounds.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I’m writing, writing, writing, and working with a team, in long-distance, in Mexico City, to make this feature project called “El Buzo” (The diver), a Dramedy- sci-fi that hopefully, we can start shooting next year.

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Andrea González Mereles, Jimena Muhlia, J. Daniel Zúñiga.

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