A BULLDOG IN A BALL GOWN. Director. Actress. Writer. Producer.

Where you leave yourself today, is where you'll find yourself tomorrow.

"Multi-talented artist, NK Gutiérrez, began her journey as a screenwriter just four years ago when she wrote her first short film “The Last New Year.”


Now its Chicago premiere screens Aug. 19 at Gene Siskel Center’s 22nd Black Harvest Film Festival..."

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"NK Gutierrez explains the process of filmmaking, her Afro-Latino culture, and her short film The Last New Year. This film has been met with great acclaim while picking up steam as official selections like The Martha's Vinyard Film Festival and now Black Harvest Film Festival..."

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"On the show... We talk to actor, producer and filmwriter NK Gutierrez about her short film premiering this weekend."


(Interview with NK begins at the 56:00-min. mark)

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"As a classically trained dancer, vocalist, and actor, NK Gutierrez is truly the epitome of a modern day renaissance woman.


From independent films, to a well-received turn as Joanne in the hit musical RENT, to gracing the pages of Kohls and other catalogues. Gutierrez has dabbled in all facets of entertainment and even had her work showcased on HBO Latino as well as The Oprah Winfrey Show...."

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"...Clocking in at just over 14 minutes, this short rom/com focuses on Alyssa, a sexually starved 20-something determined to end her romantic drought on New Year’s Eve. The Last New Year is the creation of a serendipitous pairing of Chicagoans — director Natasha Parker, whose credits include Empire, Transformers 3 and serving as Spike Lee’s key assistant and location manager for Chiraq; and NK Gutierrez, a classically trained dancer, vocalist and actor who wrote the screenplay and stars as Alyssa....."

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