Aimee Garcia is a SAG Award nominee who recently headlined Netflix’s film Christmas With You, which premiered Top 3 on the platform. She starred on Netflix’s Lucifer for five seasons and currently stars on Dreamwork’s How To Train Your Dragon on Hulu. Garcia’s other TV credits include Showtime’s Dexter, Hulu’s WOKE, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K, CBS’ Rush Hour, NBC’s Trauma and ABC’s The George Lopez Show (which earned her an Impact and ALMA Award). In film, Aimee starred in RoboCop, opposite Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton, Lorenzo DiBonaventura’s superhero movie El Chicano, Bill Holderman’s What They Had, and MGM’s The Addams Family. On the writing front, Garcia wrote a Wonder Woman: Black & Gold issue for DC Comics. Aimee graduated from Northwestern University with degrees in Economics, Journalism and French and works with MOSTE, a non-profit organization which mentors girls from underserved communities. She has 2.4 million engaged fans across her social platforms. Aimee brings the scrappy soul, the hopeful heart, and the goofy love & light to Scrappy Heart Productions.
AJ Mendez is the New York Times Bestselling author of Crazy Is My Superpower, a memoir chronicling her journey from childhood homelessness to empowered WWE champion. Mendez and Garcia are the co-writers of Netflix’s Blade of the 47 Ronin, which reached #3 on the streamer’s Top 10 Movies List. AJ is the executive producer and color-commentator of ViacomCBS series WOW: Women of Wrestling. Her writing is featured in DC Comics’ Wonder Woman: Black & Gold and earned a spot on The Black List’s Latinx TV List in 2020. A mental health advocate and keynote speaker, AJ was honored with NAMI’s 2018 Multicultural Outreach Award & 2020 Leaders of Mental Health Award and sits on the Board of Directors for The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at UCLA. AJ has 6 million followers across Twitter and Instagram @TheAJMendez. She doesn’t have any degrees, but she does have Mattel action figures with unnaturally exaggerated body measurements. AJ brings the scrappy fists, the twisted heart, and the snacks to Scrappy Heart Productions.
WHO WE ARE
Our mission at Scrappy Heart Productions is to create the change we want to see. As American Latina storytellers, we are dedicated to elevating diverse perspectives with universal themes, making underdogs the heroes of their own stories across all media.
Growing up, we didn’t feel represented on screen, so with D.I.Y. attitudes, scrappy fighting spirits, and a lot of heart, we worked to become those characters for ourselves. We are that stubborn. Now, with our dedicated and engaged 8 million social media followers behind us, we are inspired to represent the next generation of wonderful weirdoes and Scrappy-Hearted rebels.