Jim Mendiola is a writer/director who divides his time between Los Angeles and his hometown of San Antonio. His award-winning film "Pretty Vacant," about a Sex Pistols obsessed Chicana punk rocker, has screened in numerous film festivals, museums, and colleges in the U.S. and Mexico. His latest project, a one-hour movie called "Come and Take It Day," was funded by ITVS and developed at the 2000 Sundance Filmmaker's Lab. A 1997 Rockefeller Intercultural Media Fellow, he is a regular contributor on television, soap operas and all things Latino and pop for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He has just completed post-production on his first feature film, a rock and roll digital movie called "Speeder Kills." His favorite band is AC/DC (the 70s, Bon Scott-era).