Trisha is the founding director of 212BERLIN she is documentary filmmaker and curator of phototography. She has worked in the visual arts for over thirty years, running community arts workshops in both photography and film at CAMERAWORK in the East end of London and CAMERAWORK DERRY in the north of Ireland, before moving to Los Angeles and later to Mexico City.
Trisha works independently as a curator, book editor working with international publishers and in more recent years, making documentary films. Trisha is a Guggenheim scholar and recipient of many awards for funding in the USA, England and in Mexico. She has curated ast the ICP New York, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Cuatro Caminos, Centro de la Imagen, MUAC, and other museums in Mexico City. The V& A London, Kilmainham, Dublin, and many other international museums.
Her filmography includes:
Her directorial debut in 2008, Chevolution for Netflix and Red Envelope. She produced and directed, The Mexican Suitcase a Mexican/Spanish coproduction (2011). Directed, The Man Who Saw Too Much El hombre que vio demasiado, (2015) which won her, her first Ariel, for best documentary and numerous otherawards. She completed, Pirate Stories, in 2014 filmed in London, Palestine, Dubai and Mexico City a series of shorts on film piracy and completed Witkin & Witkin, (2017) a study on the identical twins, photographer Joel-Peter and his brother painter, Jerome.
She received NEH development funds for Return to Oaxacalifornia, revisiting a film she made 25 years ago about Mexican identity in the United States. In 2019 she received California Humanities support for the film and Sundance Documentary Fund, to her as a filmmaker. Trisha teaches film and media studies and guest lecturing at various universities in the U.S. Mexico and Europe. She is the recipient of many prestigious awards, from the Arts Council in the UK, NEA and NEH, Bertha Fund, California Humnities, Sundance Documentary Fund and FOPROCINE & EFICINE in Mexico. She is a Gulbenkian and Guggenheim scholar. Trisha lives between Los Angeles and Mexico City and has one son, Julio who recently graduated university with a degree in Literature, film and business studies.
Her directorial debut in 2008, was Chevolution for Netflix and Red Envelope. She produced and directed, The Mexican Suitcase a Mexican/Spanish coproduction (2011). Directed, The Man Who Saw Too Much (El hombre que vio demasiado), (2015) which won her, her first Ariel, for best documentary, and a second Ariel for best score, and numerous other awards. She completed, Pirate Stories, in 2014 filmed in London, Palestine, Dubai and Mexico City a series of shorts on film piracy. In 2017 she completed Witkin & Witkin. Currently she is in pre-production on Return to Oaxacalifornia, 2019-2020 and development on ADAMS, the story of Gerry Adams TD, Irish peacemaker.
Trisha Ziff is available to guest lecture and teach in film, curatorial and media studies.
ISABEL DEL RÍO
Isabel studied for her degree in history at the UNAM and then completed her masters in art history, specializing in art of the eighteenth-century in New Spain. She worked in different projects at the museums Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Museum de la Ciudad de México and Musée des Beaux Arts de Rennes, France. Areas of interest include curatorial practice and the dissemination of art in general cinema.
Isabel began at 212BERLIN as a line producer for the company and coordinates research and distribution. She co – curated The Man Who Saw Too Much at Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City, and produced the award winning documentaries The Man Who Saw Too Much and Witkin & Witkin, nominated for the Ariel in Best Documentary. She is currently producing Return to Oaxacalifornia, recipient of Sundance Documentary Film Fund. She runs the film company in Mexico City at 212BERLIN.