Scope and Content
Title: Luis M. Meza Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1993-1997
Collection number: 40
Creator: Luis M.
1 linear foot
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: The collection consists of papers related to Meza's
two films. A short: Who Gets to Water the Grass? And his feature film: The
Staccato Purr of the Exhaust (working title, You Lose). Various work prints,
Beta tapes, VHS tapes, final film prints and screening cassettes are also a part
of the collection.
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Physical location: Currently located at the Chicano Studies
Archive, 180 Haines Hall, UCLA. All film masters and prints will be stored at
the UCLA Film and Television Archive. In the future papers realted to this
collection will be stored at the UCLA Southern Regional Library Facility.
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[Identification of item], Luis M. Meza Papers, 40, Chicano Studies Research
Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.
Donated by Luis M. Meza to the CSRC at UCLA in 2006. Deed of gift on file at
the CSRC archive office.
Born in Mexico Luis came to the U.S.A. as a young boy and grew up in the
Highland Park district of Los Angeles. Meza attended Loyola Marymount
University, majoring in Communication Arts where he made his first narrative
short film, Who gets to Water the Grass? After working at entry level jobs in
the film industry he attended UCLA in the Master's program for Film and
Luis Meza was a participant in the Walt Disney Writer's Fellowship where he
wrote and developed material with executives at Hollywood Pictures and he was
also invited to the Sundance Institute as a screenwriting fellow.
Meza's feature film, which he wrote and directed, The Staccato Purr of the
Exhaust was selected by the Sundance Film Festival in 1996.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of papers related to Meza's two films, his short, Who
Gets to Water the Grass?, and his feature film, The Staccato Purr of the Exhaust
(working title, You Lose). Various work prints, negative cuts, Beta tapes, VHS
tapes, final film prints and screening cassettes are also a part of the
The following terms have been used to index the description of this
collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Luis M. Meza
Staccato Purr of the Exhaust
Who Gets to Water the Grass?