C.M. Landrus’ first experience working in film was as a production assistant on Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy as an undergraduate at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is currently producing and directing Mil Mascaras’ next film, Mission. In the years between these two projects, C.M. spent much of her time traveling, writing and studying film at the New York Film Academy in Abu Dhabi and The University of Texas at El Paso, where she won the 2nd place student documentary award at the Binational Film Festival for her short, “Baile Sexy” in 2008. She also co-authored a paper about the effects of the U.S./Mexico border fence, and in 2009 she completed a short documentary, “Green White Red White Blue”, which explores various angles of those closely affected by the fence. She has also written and directed numerous other narrative short films, which have screened at international film festivals.