Marcos Nieves is a queer and Mexican immigrant director, DP, and editor. He began his work as an immigrant activist and social justice filmmaker. He directed and co-produced his first documentary, Almost American (2010), which screened at the Newport Beach Film Festival. He was a fellow at Brave New Films, where his short digital documentary, Preying on Puerto Rico (2016), went viral within hours and reached over 7 million views. He went on to create other viral videos that have reached over 30 million views. In 2017 he directed The Right to Thrive: Immigrant Voices in Healthcare, a three-part documentary series commissioned by The California Immigrant Policy Center In the last decade, he has created short documentaries on immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights, healthcare access, HIV education, educational justice, economic inequality, wage theft, mass incarceration, and more. He is a member of the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective and a co-founder of La Producción, a production company run by undocumented immigrants. His most recent work, Zoila (2020), had its premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. He is now working on his next project My Queerceañera (2021).