About

Erika Grediaga- Writer, Director and Mom

IMG_2689Born and raised in Mexico City, I grew up surrounded by stories. Ever since I was very little, I wanted to be a writer. My Mom understood my passion for storytelling, and she encouraged me to pursue my dreams. I studied a BFA in Film writing and directing at Mexico City’s National University’s School of Film  (CUEC-UNAM), and then proceeded to do a couple of extension programs in Producing and Writing at UCLA in 1998. in 2004 I graduated the American Film Institute (AFI) with an MFA in film directing.
 
After graduating, I worked as a writer for Disney’s My Friends Tigger and Pooh thanks to a Grant from ABC-Disney to write a feature script. Along with my writing partner we developed a multimedia children’s property for Peru, then a series of Children’s DVD’s in the US. In 2008 I became a Mom to my wonderful daughter, which gave me a whole new perspective on Children’s writing, and how Kids imaginations work.
 
With the birth of my fabulous son, in 2013, I began conducting several workshops for Kids at home, from Cooking and Stories, to Film making, Writing and Acting. Seeing how my daughter and her friends grew and flourished, I created a
series of Workshops to share what we’ve been doing with more children. Hope you and your kids can become part of our storytelling family!
 
To know more about me and my professional background, you can visit my page clicking here.