Alpha Mare

Directed by Mimi Wilcox and Victor Tadashi Suarez. Short Film. 2019.

A dream-like look into the mind of a woman who lives with a herd of Danish Warmbloods in Nicasio, California. The first project from Tienda, Alpha Mare premiered at the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival and has gone on to screen at Newport Beach, Brooklyn Film Festival, Doc Films Chicago, Bentonville Film Festival, and more. Shot on the Alexa Mini and Inspire 2.


The Sebastopol Siege

A short film by Mimi Wilcox. Currently in production. Coming 2020.

On the night of March 2nd, 1973, Michaela Madden was held hostage in her rural California home for over 8 hours. When she emerged unscathed after a standoff with police, her conservative town expected her to be grateful and instead found her furious - not with her captors, but with the local sheriff’s department who came to save her. 

THE SEBASTOPOL SIEGE is a short documentary film in which the powers of human compassion and police aggression come into conflict in a larger exploration of family lore and memory. Archival footage, intimate interviews, and cinematic still lives will illustrate the night of March 2nd, 1973, when Michaela Madden was held hostage for 8 hours in her rural California home­ and subsequently vilified by her community.

Funding has been made possible by the Puffin Foundation.

This project is partially supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.



A feature film directed by Victor Tadashi Suarez and Mimi Wilcox. Currently in production.

Noriyoshi and Hiroko have mastered the months-long process of crafting the perfect kimono by hand. As they near retirement, they must confront a modernized Japan and the end of a family business generations in the making.