SJ MAIN MUNOZ
DIRECTOR | DRAMA
Summer-Joy “SJ” Main Muñoz is a Latina award-winning director, writer, and producer whose films have screened in over 200 festivals worldwide. She's been selected for numerous competitive talent labs and fellowships, including NBC Universal's Female Forward, Ryan Murphy's Half Initiative, WeForShe's DirectHer, and talent development programs of IFP, WGAW, NALIP, Women In Film, and Film Independent. SJ received her BA from UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television in Directing & Acting, where she was the recipient of the James Bridges Excellence Award for Acting.
awards & distinctions
"SJ Main's Luck of the Draw is a finely calibrated short..."
"A wry look at the notion of what it takes to win a woman's heart."
- John Wildman
Host, NPR's The Daily Buzz
- Francesca Orsi
EVP, HBO Programming
"She brought her A+ game and we all won!"
- Rebecca McGill
SVP, NBC Programming
"If you want the job done right, hire SJ."
- Michael Pressman
Executive Producer / Director
"[La Cerca is] a very elegant film. "
- *MOVIEBUFF, iTunes
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