Hi, I’m River. I’m a Latinx actor, filmmaker, and intersex activist living in Hollywood.
Born a Taurus and raised a Jersey boy, I lived in NYC for 5 years before moving to LA. I received a BFA in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of Arts Experimental Theatre Wing. I just graduated with my MFA in Film & TV Production at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. My first short film "Morgan in Maywood" premiered at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival and received the "Best LGBT Film" award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. My most recent film "Ponyboi" which I wrote, directed, and acted in, is the first narrative film created by and staring an out intersex person in the history of cinema. It is being executive produced by Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson, and will screen in NYC & LA in December.
My work explores the dynamics of personal and confessionary storytelling. I'm interested in media's healing abilities through re-envisioning minority--specifically black and brown, LGBTQIA, and female-- narratives. You can find me perform around Los Angeles with his Queer improv comedy team "NamaSlay".