The collection consists of papers related to Meza's
two films. A short: Who Gets to Water the Grass? And his feature film: The
Staccato Purr of the Exhaust (working title, You Lose). Various work prints,
Beta tapes, VHS tapes, final film prints and screening cassettes are also a part
of the collection.
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Born in Mexico Luis came to the U.S.A. as a young boy and grew up in the
Highland Park district of Los Angeles. Meza attended Loyola Marymount
University, majoring in Communication Arts where he made his first narrative
short film, Who gets to Water the Grass? After working at entry level jobs in
the film industry he attended UCLA in the Master's program for Film and
Luis Meza was a participant in the Walt Disney Writer's Fellowship where he
wrote and developed material with executives at Hollywood Pictures and he was
also invited to the Sundance Institute as a screenwriting fellow.
Meza's feature film, which he wrote and directed, The Staccato Purr of the
Exhaust was selected by the Sundance Film Festival in 1996.
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