I’m Leaving Now

Feature Documentary
Lindsey Corderodirector, producer, sound
Armando Crodadirector, producer, cinematography, editor
Josh Alexanderwriter, producer
J. Xavier Velascoco-producer

After 16 years of living in Brooklyn, New York, Felipe, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, struggles with whether to return home to Mexico, to the wife and children he no longer really knows.


“Poignant… An unvarnished look at the life of a man supporting the family he left behind in Mexico.”

Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

“Cordero and Croda’s doc manages to give humanity to the immigration story by allowing it to encompass complex emotions as well as economic and political realities.”
Chelsea Phillips-Carr, POV Magazine

“… Shows the most human side of remittances: a life dedicated to seeking the best for their loved ones even at the cost of their own desire to return home…. a touching film and full of hope.”
Marcela Vargas, Mexico.com


Official Selection – Hot Docs 2018
Official Selection – DOCNYC 2018
Official Competition – FICM 2018
Official Competition – DocsMX 2018
Official Competition – GIFF 2018
Official Selection – Sebastopol Doc Fest 2019


Special Jury Mention for a Mexican Feature-Length Documentary, Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia.

Jury Award for Best Documentary in the “Hecho en Mexico” competition at the 13th annual edition of the DocsMX Film Festival.


Cinema Guild