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About Angel

Born in Southern California, raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. 

I came back to this country in the early 90's, a privilege that has afforded me the gift of being multi-cultural; crafting a voice and sharing a perspective that is original and uncommon for the industry. 

In 2020, I launched Republica & Co., opening 4 restaurants and 3 cafes in the span of 2 years, earning every possible accolade along the way, including a James Beard Foundation nomination.

In 2021 I began writing and creating our own  content, launching Ciencia + Ficción, and sharing the stories of our business, as well as those of BIPOC folk in our community. 

Latest Work 


Rose City 'Til I Die

Rose City ’Til I Die is a docu-series set in the city of Portland, Oregon.

Each chapter narrates the stories of BIPOC professionals, creatives, and business owners in a number of industries.

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Through a number of conversations we dive into the topic of food, culture, race, and the city that connects us.

Each Guest providing their own perspective. Everyone  of the conversations revolves around their business/career and its relationship to this city.



Memorable is a collection of stories, places, people, and things that not many know about this country.

Our goal is to share a perspective that is rich in culture and history, celebrating the people and the traditions that make each state so incredibly unique from  one another.

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Eight episodes, 46-52 minutes

Two audio tracks (English & Spanish)

Our Narrator takes us on a tour of  eight different states in Mexico, one episode at a time.
Every episodes introducing the public to a version of Mexico that goes beyond the cliches and stigma of what this country is known for.


From Portland, With Love

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Director: Javier Montes de Arce

Written by: Angel Medina

Produced by Ciencia + Ficción

A beautiful capture of Portland and its seasons, narrated by Bon Jose Martinez, Owner of Orox Leather.

Through a series of shots, we watch all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, through the lens of a Mexican immigrant.


Resilience, Love, Family, Culture... 

This is what our stories are made of, help me make more!


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