Edwin Martinez is a Bronx-born Puerto Rican filmmaker whose award-winning work has screened theatrically, nationally, and internationally on major television and news outlets. His first feature documentary, TO BE HEARD, won awards at DOC NYC, Seattle International, and other festivals. He produced EL EFECTO CLEMENTE (ESPN), edited CITY OF TREES (PBS), and was cinematographer for WHAT ALICE FOUND (Sundance Special Jury Prize), as well as many other films. He has recently returned to his alma mater as an Assistant Professor of Film in the SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory, and his most recent film PERSONAL STATEMENT premiered at AFI docs in 2018. Juliane Dressner and Edwin Martinez’s film PERSONAL STATEMENT follows peer college counselors Karoline, Christine and Enoch through their senior year and into college as they work tirelessly to realize better futures for themselves and their peers. Nationwide, the typical school counselor to student ratio is 1 to 490. Karoline, Christine and Enoch have chosen to do something about this problem, by becoming the very resource they don't have for themselves.