Shut up in public housing in Lower Manhattan, the Angulo brothers were able to go outside only a few times a year. That said, they also recall an entire year in which they did not go out at all. The seven children of a hippy form the Midwest and a Peruvian with New Age tendencies grew up in complete isolation from the outside world. Their father always had the key to the apartment. He gave the children Indian names, did not allow them to cut their hair or go to school, but they were permitted to watch television. Films by Tarantino, Lynch, and Scorsese were a window to the world for these imprisoned teenagers. The boys began living an imaginary life, playing out scenes from the films they had watched. They made costumes, designed props, and learned their lines by heart. This cinematic substitute life-full of action, color, and emotion-was the opposite of their claustrophobic existence. The Wolfpack is a film about the power of creativity and art to become salvation.
Sundance FF 2015 – Best Documentary
A documentary filmmaker who combines fashion, art, and music. Her first film, Excavating Taylor Mead, about a beatnik poet who was a friend of Andy Warhol's, was screened at the Whitney Biennial. She also made a series of short films about artists, including Norman Foster and Buckminster Fuller, for the Art Basel market. Has also made fashion clips and music videos, including for the song Hold On by AsDSSka, which she made along with Spike Jonze. The Wolfpack is her first full-length film.
2005 Excavating Taylor Mead
2015 Wataha / The Wolfpack