Frisly Soberanis is a director and video artist, from Queens, New York via Guatemala. His work explores separation, distance and the migrant experience. He has received support from E4FC’s Fuse fund, Tribeca Film Institute’s New Media Prototype Fund, Culturestrike and the Nelson Mandela Foundation. He is one of the Open Society’s Photo Documentary Fellows. The last project he worked on, the Family Reunions Project, was a 360 video/ virtual reality project that explored the layers of reality, memories and messages. It has shown at Hemi’s 2016 Encuentro @ el Centro de Cultura Digital (CCDMX) in Mexico City, and during the Moving Walls 25 Exhibit. His other work has been shown at the Hilversum Museum and Tribeca Family Day. He grew up filming quinceañeras and bodas, and hopes to create stories of healing and reconnection. He loves thunderstorms and family, he is fascinated with light, sound and loves to play video games, especially ones with a great story.
Last updated: Nov 1, 2021