Tristan Seyek

A person purses their lips towards a rooster perching on their shoulder

Tristan Seyek is a writer, director, musician and producer from Philadelphia, the son of an Afro-Carribean Puerto Rican father and a first generation Indian-American mother. His first short film, "The Block," premiered at BlackStar Film Festival in 2015. He co-directed the edgy, feature length comedy, "Hanh, Solo," which screened at the 2018 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. A storyteller at heart, Tristan's work spans across all styles and genres and aims to use his skill set and bursting imagination to bring this documentary to life.

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Grants Awarded to Tristan Seyek

$20,000 - Awarded December 2020


The 2020 film grant will support "Ave Maria," a documentary that follows a Puerto Rican celebrity chef who cooks to save the spirit of his homeland in the wake of Hurricane Maria, the catastrophic breaking point for an island ensnared by colonial-era laws and an insurmountable debt. Could something as intrinsic as food be the key to Puerto Rico's future?

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