• Director

    Jackeline Tejada

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2020, 11:00

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format

    Alexa Mini

  • Festival Year



In a post-apocalyptic world, hardened survivor Tisa finds something extremely valuable from the past. The rival gangs of marauders are looking for it too.


Jackeline Tejada – Writer, Director, Producer
Max Samu – Producer
Matthew Mendelson – Producer
Tisa Howard – “Tisa”

Director Statement

A “proustian moment” is described as the sudden, involuntary evocation of autobiographical memory, including a range of related sensory and emotional expressions.

A small pleasure can offer us an oasis during troubling times. Since I was a child, visions of a destitute world have haunted me. How would we cope as humans without any hope of respite? I wrote and directed this film about a woman holding onto her humanity in a desperate world. What would she do in order to save the memory of better times?

Memoria was shot at Fort Tilden in New York City on February 15 & 16, 2020. Immediately after principle photography, Covid-19 was about to change our lives. The pickup shoot was on March 15, the day NYC shut down. I edited the film under lockdown and managed post-production departments (Visual Effects, Music, Sound Mix, and Color Correction) remotely. I lived blocks away from Elmhurst Hospital, the epicenter of the epicenter at the time. It was uncertain and frightening, but I remained singularly focused on completing the film.

Director Biography

Jackeline is a first-generation Colombian-American film editor turned director.