The Norman A. Geske Cinema Showcase presents Director Ana Asensio, who will appear for a Q&A with the audience following the opening night screening of her film MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27.
Ana Asensio is an international actor, writer, and director from Spain, currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Her first feature film as a writer/director, "Most Beautiful Island" won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW 2017 and it is nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2018. Asensio’s film credits as actor include: "The Afterlight" by Craig Macneill and Alexei Kaleina, "The Archive" by Oscar winning director Ethan Spiglan; "Zenith" by Vladan Nikolic; and, the HBO short film "Betty La Flaca" by Hugo Perez. Asensio has produced and performed in three contemporary one-woman shows and toured them around the world. She has worked on Spanish TV drama series, directed contemporary plays and adapted a best seller Spanish novel into a one-woman show (awarded in 2013).