Navigating the world of film & acting can be a tough road but one Chicagoan is prepared for the challenge. As an Afro- Latina actress, NK Gutiérrez has encountered many road blocks. Some of those started during childhood when she was ostracized for her bi-racial background or, as of more recent, dealing with men that have issues taking directions from a woman.
NK has been involved in many facets of the entertainment world. She’s played Joanne in the hit musical RENT, graced the pages of Kohl’s, and her work has been featured on HBO Latino and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her mentors inspired her to write and create in between gigs. About a year after finishing a writing course, she attended the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where Ava Duvernay became the first African American woman to win Best Director. The experience inspired her to begin creating her first rom-com film, The Last New Year.
NK's strong-will and talent has granted her the opportunity to have her film premiere at the Gene Siskel Film Center's 22nd Annual Black Harvest Film Festival. After hearing her story, we sat down with NK to briefly highlight her for our new #WCW Series [click link to see the feature]. Once you view the video, you'll instantly fall in love with NK's spirit and undeniable drive.
To find out more about NK Gutiérrez visit: http://www.thelastnewyear.info/#!creator/c1k9r
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