Astrid Ovalles is a young woman who discovered her passion for film during early childhood. She pursued acting all through her youth and decided to expand her endeavors by moving to New York City where she set out to independently tell the stories she believed needed to be told. She founded Recluse Films to write, produce, and direct films specifically geared towards queer women, female characters, and stories for all walks of women worldwide.

Her first work, Camp Belvidere, has gotten recognition worldwide and has gone to premier in several festivals across Europe, Australia, and the US. Astrid is now working on post-production for a feature film that is scheduled to be released late 2017 as well as in the process of developing a webseries.

Astrid is currently an actor, filmmaker, and artist in New York City.