Karla Janeth Gallardo is a filmmaker and writer born and raised in San Francisco, CA. As a first-gen Mexican-American, storytelling was always a massive part of her upbringing. Her fascination with images sprouted from the mural-temple that is the Mission District, where she lived as a child. She is an S.F. State alumni, an award-winning playwright, and had a short stint as a business owner. Now in Los Angeles, she is writing Latinx-focused stories and directing anything from micro-shorts to social media content.