Frisly Soberanis is a director and video artist, from Queens, New York via Guatemala. He grew up filming quinceañeras and bodas, and with the help of a wonderful community, has grown in the video and cinema arts.
He is currently working as the co-lead for the Family Reunions Project, a 360 video/ virtual reality project that explores how technology can challenge borders and reshape the way we think of memories and messages.
The project has received funding from E4FC’s Fuse fund, the Tribeca Film Institute's New Media (nonfiction) Prototype Fund, and Culturestrike, where he is currently an Artist in Residency.
Frisly is interested in migration & borders, sci-fi, space, masculinity and other gender expressions, and wishes to explore ideas of how the immigrant experiences might look like in the next 200 years.
He loves thunderstorms and family, loves chilaquiles (but can’t take the heat), he is fascinated with light, sound and loves to play video games, especially ones with a great story.