UC student hopes to earn first Ecuadorian Oscar nomination
October 26, 2021
When UC doctoral student Dani Granja started work on the script for the film Sumergible, she was one of two people teaching screenwriting in Ecuador. Alfredo León León, director and co-writer of Sumergible, approached her with the script, hoping Granja could breathe some life into the text. Eight years later, Sumergible is Ecuador’s official submission to the 2022 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film. Only 10 Ecuadorian films have been submitted for an Oscar nomination and none has yet earned a nod.