Cristy Trabadass is a boundary-pushing director, writer, and producer born and raised in South Florida. Fascinated with the underground subcultures of hip-hop in Broward and Miami, she attended film school at Florida State University, to learn how to capture it on screen. There she created a documentary on the South Florida underground scene that birthed talents such as; XXXTentacion and Denzel Curry entitled, Underground Tantrum, which premiered at the esteemed New York Hip Hop Film Festival. In 2018, her short film HABIT was accepted to the Sundance Institute Short Film Intensive. Then in 2019, her next short, BAKED GOODS premiered at Comcast NBC Universal's NALIP Latino Media Fest.
Since graduating in 2019, Cristy developed her skills in directing, producing, writing, and production management on over 25 projects, with clients such as; HBO, Strange Music, the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, and Rolling Loud Music Festival. In 2020, she attended Sundance as an Ignite YoungArts Fellow in the Emerging Filmmakers program and became a member of the National Association Latino Independent Producers. Trabadass partnered with the distinguished Miami filmmaker, Jokes Yanes of A Jokes Flick, creating Smoke Stacks Studios. The partnership is currently developing various narrative feature films, television, and documentary projects.