Paula Heredia

Paula Heredia is a director and editor based in New York. She was awarded with an Emmy for the HBO documentary In Memoriam, NYC 9/11/01 and an ACE Eddie Award for the acclaimed documentary Unzipped.

Her directorial work includes the documentaries: George Plimpton and the Paris Review, Ralph Gibson and The Couple in the Cage. Her dramatic work includes: Having a Baby, Tras La Ventana, Slings and Arrows, and La Cena de Matrimonio. More recently, her short film La Pajara Pinta, was shot on location in the mountains of El Salvador and premiered at the Lincoln Center Film Society LatinBeat Film Festival.

Her editorial work can be seen in the HBO feature length documentary Addiction, which received the 2007 Emmy Governors Award and Alive Day Memories - Home from Iraq, executive produced by James Gandolfini for HBO. Her new edit, The Art of Failure: Chuck Connelly Not For Sale and Jacques D’Ambois in China, will air on HBO this summer. Other editorial credits include: Modulations Cinema for the Ear, The Vagina Monologues, Finding Christa and Free Tibet.

Paula’s work and creative process is featured in the book: The Art of the Documentary by Megan Cunnigham.

Paula and partner Larry Garvin founded Heredia Pictures, LLC, a company that provides production and directorial services in Latin America and around the world.

Paula heads the international committee of New York Women in Film and Television and serves on the board of advisors of Tribeca All Access and of Clementina, Inc. a non-profit organization that develops educational and cultural projects in Central America using digital media.


Couple in the Cage: a Guatinaui Odyssey

1993, 30:00 minutes, colour, English, Spanish, also available Closed Captioned

Critical Writing

In Dialogue: The Couple in the Cage: A Guatinaui Odyssey
by Ruth Behar and Bruce Mannheim. Visual Anthropology Review, Spring 1995, v. 11, no. 1.