Misael, also known as Misa, is a documentary filmmaker and the owner of MediaRoom, a media production company located in Olympia, WA. Born in Puerto Rico, he was raised in both Borikén (the Taino name for Puerto Rico) and Kiskeya (the Taino name for the Dominican Republic). His cultural roots play a significant role in his documentary work, which highlights issues of food justice, colonialism, and art. In 2022, he premiered “Raíces,” a documentary about food sovereignty in Puerto Rico, after five years of production. When not working on documentaries or commercial film projects, Misa serves as the President of the Seattle Documentary Association (SeaDoc), conducts production workshops, and supports the Olympia Film Collective. He also enjoys using his old-school DJ skills to play retro dance music on vintage turntables.