Collins Salovaara

Collins Salovaara is a filmmaker and editor from New York City, currently based in Los Angeles. Their work is largely preoccupied with the retooling of gender and genre tropes. The Future is Then, their mid-1990s tech industry satire about a Trinidadian travel agent and the three white men who try to upend her business, premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and was released on November 18, 2019 via BRIC TV. In 2017, their series Let Me Die a Nun, starring Ana Fabrega and Hari Nef, was nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award. Their feature-length script, Mariela al Revés, about a late-in-life lesbian who travels to Cuba for sex tourism, was selected for the 2019 IFP Project Forum. They have created branded work for companies like Kate Spade and Refinery29. They are an alumna of the 2018 New York Film Festival Artist Academy and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University. (Photo by Sessa Englund.)


How Portrait of a Lady on Fire Radically Reimagines the Past

By Collins Salovaara | February 26, 2020

How Portrait of a Lady on Fire Radically Reimagines the Past

Filmmaker Sarah Salovaara on Céline Sciamma's revolutionary lesbian period piece, which presents a very contemporary take on the 18th century.