GENERATION POR QUÉ? a coming-of-age comedy that follows Jackie Pérez, a first-generation woman pursuing her dreams in New York City while enduring her very Cuban parents...who vote conservative and live in New Jersey. She can chase her dreams, but she can't outrun her family.
MADE IN THE USA WITH CUBAN PARTS
Jacqueline Pereda is a writer, producer, and comedian who is passionate about creating stories that comment on the culture and our universal struggle with identity.
Most recently Jacqueline wrote, directed and produced the half-hour comedic pilot, GENERATION POR QUÉ? currently streaming on HBO Max. HBO Latino acquired the film after a successful festival run and was an official selection for SeriesFest, where Jacqueline was awarded the Caz Matthews Fund - a fund supporting filmmakers who are committed to diversity and the dispelling of stereotypes in storytelling, as well as the Women In Comedy Festival and the LA Comedy Festival.
Her work has appeared on TruTV, Funny or Die, Mas Mejor, WhoHaha, Brown Girl Magazine, the Women in Comedy Festival and Brooklyn Comedy Festival. She also wrote, produced and directed the satirical news show, The Ethnically Ambiguous News Hour, that aired weekly on her YouTube channel. She has written, directed and produced over 20 shorts and musical parodies in NYC and on her YouTube channel.
She is a proud alum of the UCB sketch program and was a semifinalist for the Sundance New Voices Lab in 2017. Additionally, her full-length play, A Visitor's Pass on the Virgin Mary was a Finalist for the 2020 Screencraft Play competition and awarded the 2019 Residency at the New York's Governor Island's Arts Center through Hypokrit Theater Company. Currently, Jacqueline is a Story Editor on a scripted bilingual dramedy with Ochenta Podcasts for Spotify LATAM Originals.