Paul-Daniel Torres (charrothechronicler) is a multi-media artist and community worker, inspired by the likes of; Celia Cruz, Willie Colon, Spike Lee, bell hooks, Stan Lee, Brad Bird, and The Wutang Clan. His work is visually, emotionally, and thematically eclectic indicative of his multicultural upbringing within the multicultural mosaic of Toronto and Latinidad. The son of working class Ecuadorean immigrants, his work focuses on race, politics, love, mental health, Latinidad, gender, home and family, all led by tenants of decolonization as he believes in a “Latino America y Toronto unida”, led by Black and Indigenous voices. He’s a 2019 graduate of Sheridan College’s Film and TV Production Program, (specializing in writing and directing) where he graduated with honours and awards for best screenplay and academic writing. As a filmmaker he’s screened at TIFF Next Wave, The National Film Festival for Talented Youth, and The Buffalo International Film Festival. He’s won awards at the Official Latino Film Festival sponsored by HBO and The Toronto Youth Shorts. His last film went on to pick up 6 nominations at 2021’s Reelworld film festival and was made with the mentorship of Director X. He’s also a full member of The Canadian League of Poets, an actor, and a photographer/videographer working to document archival footage of the intersections between Toronto’s Hip Hop and Community Work scenes. As part of Vibe’s Artist Roster, he was the Creative Director for the “Parallax Path” art installation at The Bata Shoe Museum for this years Nuit Blanche. Creating 4 distinct short films and installations tied together by themes of decolonization and immigration. As a community worker, he’s led and programmed harm reduction, safe partying, poetry, photography, and film facilitations/workshops. Working with organizations such as The Neighbourhood Group, Vibe Arts, ArtworksTO, JAY U, Reel Canada, and others. As well is the founder of “The Friendly Neighbourhood Screenwriting and Filmmaking Program” that teaches racialized youth from underserved communities with curriculum that serves and maximizes their talent/experience. Currently he’s editing his next short, “Fried Fish and Plantain” a bilingual romance about love and loss featuring TIFF Rising Star, Emma Ferreira.