NALIP/WORLD Shorts: Overcomers

About This Episode


Jasmine Roman is an Overcomers, excelling in high school despite her challenging circumstances. Her story highlights how a mentor helped her overcome obstacles and achieve her dream of attending college.

About the Filmmakers: Born and raised in Los Angeles, Gabriela López de Dennis (Creator/Producer) is a freelance writer and producer, who has specialized in the arts, entertainment, and music industry for over 15 years. She is currently in production as co-writer and producer on the feature film Edith & Harvey. Gabriela is currently the co-founder and C.E.O. of Lone Stars Entertainment.

Jeremiah Ocañas (Director/Creator/Producer) is a multi-talented performer and entrepreneur. He played the lead role in the films Drive By Chronicles: Ghostown, and Choosing Signs. As co-founder and C.O.O. of Lone Stars Entertainment, he wrote, directed, and acted in B.O.O.S.T., a film that will be premiering on their LSE channel on October 12, 2015.

About the Shorts: The NALIP/WORLD Shorts are a digital video project from the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and WORLD Channel in support of American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).