Flor de Miel Films/Media – Content Creator of Films, Video Installations and Photography

'Homebound by Sea,' Still image, 2014, film by Flor de Miel Media, Dir. Catherine Herrera, Intl CR Reserved, license available at assignments@catherineherrera.com
‘Homebound by Sea,’ Still image, 2014, film by Flor de Miel Media, Dir. Catherine Herrera, Intl CR Reserved, license available at assignments@catherineherrera.com

Flor de Miel Films grew out of my love of story. After many years of working and learning as a photographer, I became aware of how much more of the story I wanted to share than the documentary and photojournalism I was paid to create for newspapers and individual clients, which at that point, were a secondary passion job to working in the courthouse.

In the evenings, on my way home, as the sun set near the courthouse in El Paso, Texas where I worked as a clerk, feeling quite far from my home city of Los Angeles and Hollywood, where ‘films’ were made.

Mother's Nature of Creating 2005, film by Flor de Miel Films, Dir. Catherine Herrera, Intl CR Reserved, License available at orders@catherineherrera.com
Mother’s Nature of Creating 2005, film by Flor de Miel Films, Dir. Catherine Herrera, Intl CR Reserved, License available at orders@catherineherrera.com

I learned, films are made where there are important and vital stories to tell. My first short documentary traveled and won awards and air time on a local pbs affiliate. I learned the news when I was in Mexico City, by then, having applied for and being selected for a Fulbright in Mexico.

I would spend the next 20 years working as a professional artist and filmmaker, ranging from film festival curator to PBS producer, and seven years of my career were spent working in Mexico City as fixer, photojournalist and later, producer.

'From the Same Family: An Intimate View of Globalization, produced by Flor de Miel Films, Dir. Catherine Herrera, Intl CR Reserved, license at orders@catherineherrera.com
‘From the Same Family: An Intimate View of Globalization, produced by Flor de Miel Films, Dir. Catherine Herrera, Intl CR Reserved, license at orders@catherineherrera.com

I struggled through much of that time, as a single mother and facing a real identity crisis after learning suddenly later in life that my family was Native American and not Mexican as I had thought for most of my life, my career as a filmmaker and storyteller would shift and change to include installations, photography exhibits and publications of my writing. Most recently, I am also invited to speak with screenings of my film, or apart from screenings. I am often asked to speak on art, film, and the themes of my films such as identity, belonging and ‘home’ in a global world.

I have produced and directed under the Flor de Miel Films/Media label the following:

‘Bridge Walkers’ Documentary (2015) with educational release (2016)

'Bridge Walkers Installation Still Image, produced by Flor de Miel Media, Dir. Catherine Herrera, Intl CR Reserved, license available at orders@catherineherrera.com2011 Card
‘Bridge Walkers Installation Still Image, produced by Flor de Miel Media, Dir. Catherine Herrera, Intl CR Reserved, license available at orders@catherineherrera.com2011 Card

Open Doors’ Installation  (2015)

WIP Open Doors (2012-14)

Bridge Walkers: The Installation (2012)

Witness the Healing (2006)

'Witness the Healing' Project Still, produced by Flor de Miel Films, Dir. Catherine Herrera, Intl CR Reserved, license available at orders@catherineherrera.com
‘Witness the Healing’ Project Still, produced by Flor de Miel Films, Dir. Catherine Herrera, Intl CR Reserved, license available at orders@catherineherrera.com

 

Transition: Mexico’s first democratically elected president in 71 years (2006)

 

'Transition' - the documentary - Still Image - Flor de Miel Films, Directed by Catherine Herrera, Intl CR Reserved, License available at orders@catherineherrera.com,
‘Transition’ – the documentary – Still Image – Flor de Miel Films, Directed by Catherine Herrera, Intl CR Reserved, License available at orders@catherineherrera.com,

 

Mother’s Nature of Creation (2005)

 

From the Same Family: an Intimate View of Globalization (1999)

'Still image of From the Same Family: an Intimate View of Globalization, produced by Flor de Miel Films, Dir. by Catherine Herrera, photo by Catherine Herrera - Flor de Miel Fotos TiFF 300 2008 1 of 1
‘Still image of From the Same Family: an Intimate View of Globalization, produced by Flor de Miel Films, Dir. by Catherine Herrera, photo by Catherine Herrera – Flor de Miel Fotos TiFF 300 2008 1 of 1

 

Alphabet People (1993)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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