I am a multi-platform storyteller. Here is my artist bio. 🙂
Ikaika Torres is formerly known as Luana Torres. Their name was legally changed in 2018 by order of the Multnomah County Courts.
2004 Torres wrote the memoir Only Memory Remains, a tragic teenage love story. It was published in 2007.
2010 Torres wrote the novel I Heard the Pastor’s Daughter is Gay, published by Regal Crest Enterprises in 2012.
2012 Torres earned an Associate of Arts in Creative Writing at College of Southern Nevada, while also studying Theatre Arts and Art of Film.
2013 Torres directed and produced a promotional trailer with the intention of adapting their novel into a feature-length film. The trailer is called “The Pastor’s Daughter.” The film is currently in pre-production with Imperfection Studios.
2013 Torres wrote, produced, and starred in the short film, “Tell-Tale Heart,” a modern adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic short story.
2014 Torres wrote, produced, and starred in two stage plays. “Only Fools” and “The Beloved” were both romantic comedies.
2014 Torres was a featured background actor in Tim Story’s Think Like a Man Too.
2015 Torres enrolled at LA Film School. During their first term, they met Houston Howard, the Hollywood expert in transmedia, or multi-platform storytelling. After they learned enough about writing and producing transmedia, they left LA Film School in favor of independent production.
2017 Torres moved to Portland, OR and began preproduction on the project for which they are seeking funds, Gender as a Spectrum.
2019 Production for Gender as a Spectrum begins.