Daily Inspiration: Meet Lena Báez
By Voyage LA
"I recognize that directing is my passion. When I look into a script, I like to dig deeper into the characters and their mentality. It is through them that we feel close to the story because, in one way or another, they capture our humanity. A movie is not just a continuous pattern of images, a movie for me is the freedom of speech that helps me as an artist to talk about what not everyone wants to talk about, the taboo subjects that our society pretends to ignore. "
Cineasta ecuatoriana Lena Báez se abre camino en EE.UU.
By Víctor Vergara
"Los temas sociales considerados tabúes o muy sensibles son parte de las historias de interés de Lena. A la vez, se adapta a muchos formatos audiovisuales. Ella pone de ejemplo su trabajo como productora y directora de videoclips junto al dúo de rock/grunge californiano Tarah Who?, donde se plasman ideas de empoderamiento femenino."
Behind the Video: Tarah Who? Tells Us All There is to Know about the “Manners” Music Video.
By Christopher Gonda
"I’m not against the norms, but I believe that we shouldn’t let them interrupt the flow of who we are and whom we want to be."
Meet Lena Báez
Voyage LA Interview
"Success is not about the highest rank you can get at your career or how well you are known. Success is about you, and if you are the best person, you want to be. Are you surrounded by the people you love, family and friends? Are you happy in the way you look at yourself? Are you where you want to be? Doing what you want to do? If yes to all, then you are successful because everything else just comes and goes."
Meet Lena Báez | Film Director & Writer
Shoutout LA Interview
"The most fulfilling moments of my life come from taking risks. I genuinely prefer making mistakes to the feeling of regret. The idea that I could have experienced something or learned something new without living them, haunts me, because I will never do and I think “what a waste”."