Evan Apodaca is a media artist known best for his film, Que Lejos Estoy, which streamed nationally on PBS in 2016. Apodaca received his Bachelor's of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 and is currently based in San Diego, California. His work has been screened and exhibited at museums and galleries nationally, including; the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; the San Diego International Airport; the New Americans Museum; the New Children's Museum; and the University of New Mexico. In 2018 he was the Associate Producer and Animator for Singing My Way to Freedom, an award winning feature film about musician and civil-rights activist, Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez. His films have screened at the Chicano International Film Festival (LA), the Tijuana Film Festival and the San Diego Latino Film Festival. Apodaca was a 2019 San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst fellow and was a recipient of National Association of Latino Arts & Culture’s Border Narrative Change Grant in 2021.