If I Can Make It There: The Documentary About Leaving Your Home For A New Chance

Cultura Colectiva, one of Mexico's largest digital media platforms, with the most engaged millennial audience, reached out to interview me about one of my last short film. Thanks to Maria Suarez for the interview. You can check the full article here!


Emanuele Sesta brings us a documentary about two different experiences of moving to New York City in pursuit of a better chance. 

If I Can Make It There is the story of Emily and Veronica, two women with different backgrounds and stories who share the fact that they relocated to this city in order to find more opportunities in developing and reaching their career goals. We had the chance to talk to Sesta about his inspiration behind the film, as well as the misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding people who leave their homes for a new life in NYC.


The documentary has been receiving several accolades, including the Silver Palm Award at the 2017 Mexico International Film Festival and Best Short Documentary at the New York Film Week 2017. This has led Sesta to creating a documentary series titled What If You Make It? that is currently being produced. Like the film, the series will feature stories about different people speaking about what it means to “make it” in the city as well as the meaning of success.