Faculty Biography


Cubero del Barrio, Gemma  M.A.


College of Liberal Arts
Department of Communication
Mailbox: MP 441, 1188 Fort Street Mall
Message:  (808) 544-0233
E-mail:  gcubero@hpu.edu
Office Hours: After class

Gemma Cubero is a bilingual writer, producer, and director with a degree in investigative journalism and training in multimedia. She has a passion for storytelling using words, film/video and multimedia. During the 13 years she has been working in documentary film, Gemma Cubero has managed productions from location scouting to interviews in Spain, United States, Mexico, Cuba, Germany and Argentina. In addition to her bilingual writing and production skills, she has exceptional fundraising moxie with expertise in helping filmmakers connect to resources and funding. Her work through her documentary production company Talcual Films on films such asElla Es El Matador (She Is The Matador) and El Abrazo has been supported by institutions such as PBS, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Latino Public Broadcasting, P.O.V., Tribeca Film Institute,IFP Independent Film Week, Pacific Pioneer Fund, the San Francisco Foundation Bay Area Documentary Fund, National Organization of Latino Independent Producers, New York Women in Film and Television, Women Make Movies, the Consulate General of Spain in New York, the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC, the Instituto Cervantes and the Reina Sofía Museum of Modern Art. Gemma Cubero also worked as Associate Producer and Investigator on the award-winning documentary Señorita Extraviada by Lourdes Portillos and produced with Julio Medem two feature length documentaries What’s Under Your Hat? and One Percent: Schizophrenia, both with theatrical and DVD release in Spain. Gemma has been nominated for the United States Artists Fellowship and has been awarded an Annenberg Fellowship to obtain her MA at the University of Southern California where she investigated documentary as a tool for social change and how “the digital revolution” has impacted documentary filmmaking. For more information visit www.talcualfilms.com and http://gemmacubero.wordpress.com/