The Team



Sofia Garza-Barba is the founder of Espina Blanca Productions. She's a bilingual Mexican-American director who’s work has been described as magical and whimsical, yet with hints of darkness.

A dreamer from a very young age, she spun tales of magical worlds throughout her childhood. Sofia's unique sensibilities in film were further refined at Brooks Institute of Photography, and in screenwriting at the New York Film Academy.




Award winning producer James McLean started his film career in front of the camera, acting on television shows such as Clueless, Cracker and Power Rangers, but he soon became more fascinated with what goes on behind the camera. Striving for more knowledge, McLean attended the prestigious film school Brooks Institute of Photography, where he polished his skills by learning every aspect of filmmaking. He graduated cum...