innerLENS Productions

Documentaries and Media

That Touch The Soul and Impact the World

MONTSE WATKINS: Kamakura Tales

DOCUMENTARY PROJECT

(Japan/Spain)

An unsung cultural and humanitarian bridge:

a daring young woman leaves Spain for Japan with only her voice and a pen. 

 

Written and Directed by Chelo Alvarez-Stehle

An initiative of Elena Gallego Andrada

PAUSED: Life Under Covid-19

Collective DOCUMENTARY PROJECT

(across continents)

A feature documentary and multimedia project that is a mosaic of global and personal experiences of the pandemic, created by an international collective of filmmakers who have come together to capture history as it unfolds.

Produced by Creative Compass Collective

SANDS OF SILENCE: Waves of Courage

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

(Mexico/Nepal/Spain/U.S.)

After a 15-year quest to expose the underworld of sex trafficking from Asia to the Americas, and inspired by the transformation of Mexican-American survivor Virginia Isaias whose life she follows, the filmmaker undertakes a soul-searching journey as she sets out to shatter the silence about sexual abuse in her own life.

Produced/Directed/Written by Chelo Alvarez-Stehle

THROUGH THE WALL

SHORT DOCUMENTARY

(U.S./Mexico)

Each Sunday, a separated family engage in a bittersweet ritual at the U.S.-Mexico border. Here, they can be physically near, but they remain far from whole.

Directed by Tim Nackashi

Produced by Chelo Alvarez-Stehle and Tim Nackashi

SOLD IN AMERICA: A Tale of Sex-Slavery

SHORT DOCUMENTARY

(U.S.)

A glimpse into the world of sex trafficking in the United States through the stories of Mexican-American and Jewish women sold at an early age, whom we now meet as empowered survivors.

Directed by Chelo Alvarez-Stehle

Produced by Chelo Alvarez-Stehle and Cari Lutz

WISDOM IN SMOKE

SHORT DOCUMENTARY

(Cuba)

On the dying figure of Cuba’s tobacco factory reader

Co-directed by Chelo Alvarez-Stehle

Produced by EICTV

SOS_SLAVES Social Impact Video Game Project

SOS_SLAVES

Storyboard

DYNAMIC STORYBOARD

(U.S.)

Produced/Directed by Chelo Alvarez-Stehle

Presented at BVAC Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, San Francisco

SOS_SLAVES

Demo Concept

FLASH ANIMATION

(U.S.)

Produced/Directed by Chelo Alvarez-Stehle

Produced at BVAC Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, San Francisco

SOS_SLAVES

Changing the Trafficking Game

SOCIAL IMPACT VIDEO GAME PROJECT

(U.S./India)

PILOT ANIMATIC – EPISODE I

Produced/ Directed by Chelo Alvarez-Stehle

Coproduced with Codewalla.

Partial Funding by Latino Public Broadcasting

Presented at EE5 Entertainment Education Conference, New Delhi, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University

Chelo Alvarez-Stehle

Producer/Director/Writer