creating beautiful stories that matter


Welcome to our humble abode

We are a Chicago based, millennial-run documentary production house. There may only be two of us but what we lack in numbers we make up for in useless Econ degrees (one each!), nice cameras, and a lifelong love for storytelling.

Tienda is committed to raising up the stories of a new generation of filmmakers from underrepresented communities through providing resources, mentorship, and funding. If you have a story that the world needs to hear, we want to be the ones to help you do it.

In the meantime, here we are, in all of our superlative glory:


Victor Tadashi Suarez is an Emmy award-winning (& eight-time nominated) director of photography specializing in vérité filmmaking. He has DP'd over fifty investigative documentary films, working for National Geographic, PBS Frontline, ESPN Films, Jigsaw, Viceland, Fault Lines on Al Jazeera, and the New York Times. He has filmed some of the most significant events in recent American history: the uprisings in Baltimore, the encampment at Standing Rock, and the violence in Charlottesville. He is known for his signature floating handheld style of cinematography and his ability to capture spontaneous moments effortlessly and authentically. Victor is based in Chicago.


Mimi Wilcox is a freelance Chicago-based documentary editor and filmmaker. After honing her skills working with documentary powerhouse Kartemquin Films, her work has gone on to screen at the Cleveland International Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, and Mill Valley Film Festival and has been distributed through PBS and Upworthy. She has shot for National Geographic, Jigsaw and feature documentaries around the world. Her clients in documentary-style branded content include Shure Inc., Sotheby’s, and Zipcar. She has a BA in Economics and Russian from the University of Chicago.