“Are You Afraid Of Monsters?” is an intimate PSA about the choices one family needs to make in order to survive, in a political climate driven by dehumanizing fear. The story originated in the imagination of Juanito, an 8-year old Guatemalan immigrant from an undocumented family in Los Angeles. I wanted to know how the current political discourse around DACA affected children, so for a series of afternoons last month I sat down and chatted with Juanito and his family. We didn’t talk about Trump or ICE raids or detention centers; instead, I asked him what he likes to draw, who’s better: Messi or Ronaldo, what makes him most happy, and what keeps him up at night. What he told me was both beautiful and heartbreaking. I saw in this young kid both a deep love and responsibility to protect the people of his community and the awful struggle of feeling disempowered, as if, in an instance, someone could snatch away everything he loves in this world. Based around his responses answers I directed this film. It's our effort to ensure that Juanito's fear stays far away from reality, and that he gets the future full of possibility that he so deserves.