Chelsea Hernandez


Chelsea Hernandez is an Emmy-nominated Mexican-American Director and Producer based in Texas. Named as DOC NYC’s 2021 40 Under 40 Class, she is a 2021 Telly Award Winner for her feature documentary Building The American Dream (SXSW 2019) which was also nominated for a National Emmy® the same year.

Chelsea’s producing work spans over 15 years in television and film including PBS special, Fixing The Future, hosted by NPR’s David Brancaccio and directed by Ellen Spiro; United Tacos Of America (El Rey Network series); and That Animal Rescue Show executive produced by Richard Linklater (CBS All-Access).

Chelsea co-directed/produced the short documentary, An Uncertain Future (2018 SXSW Texas Short Jury Winner, Field of Vision, Firelight Media). Chelsea is an 8-time Emmy-nominated editor and producer in the Texas region for her work on PBS’ Arts in Context docuseries. Breaking the News is her second feature documentary.

She is a WarnerMedia 150 Artist for a fiction film in development.

Chelsea is a former fellow of Firelight Media Doc Lab, BAVC, Tribeca All Access and NALIP Latino Media Market. She is also a founding member of Tejanas in Film, a collective that aims to empower Latina filmmakers who identify as Tejanas.