Hoover High School

Erika Martinez

Erika Martinez is a filmmaker and activist at Hoover High School in Glendale, CA. She serves as News Director of her school’s broadcast program and was one of only 19 students throughout Southern California selected to produce a film on menstrual stigma at the USC Annenberg School for Communication. From the Women’s March, March For Our Lives, and immigration protests, Martinez has produced numerous documentaries on socio-political issues, including gun control and White House Administration policies. In June, Martinez was honored as one of 20 young filmmakers across the country selected by AT&T and Reese Witherspoon’s production company to produce a film on women in the entertainment industry. Most notably, her work has premiered on DIRECT-TV NOW and the L.A. Film School. She aims to produce content that is not only inclusive and thought-provoking, but that encourages her peers to speak up about the issues that matter most to them. Instagram: @blurredoutface Twitter: @ERlKAMARTlN Youtube: Illusory Productions