When I Grow Up

Sharon Arteaga

USA, Drama, 2010
10 min, HD, Color
English and Spanish with English subtitles


Michaela hates helping her mom sell tacos out of their van every morning before school. The film is about two generations, with two different dreams, and the point where they must intersect.


Texas Premiere

When Sharon Arteaga turned fifteen, she convinced her parents that a video camera was a better investment than the Quinceañera they wanted her to have. She wrote and directed two short films using her church youth group as cast, crew, producers, and distributors. She transferred to the University of Texas in 2006 and received her BS in Film in May 2009. While enrolled at UT, she worked on several films as co-director, co-editor, director of photography, and whatever job would help tell a story. She loves God. A lot.


Producer: Sharon Arteaga
Screenwriter: Sharon Arteaga
Cinematographer: Marshall Rimmer
Editor: Mark Gerchak
Sound Design: Mark Gerchak
Music: Brian Joseph Ramos
Cast: Marita De La Torre

when i grow up


Hecho en Tejas Showcase

Regal Metropolitan - Sat. April 24  12:00PM

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Director Sharon Arteaga and actor/producer Marita De La Torre in attendance.