"15: A Quinceañera Story" recently debuted on HBO. The documentary series follows five Latina girls from different backgrounds as they make the transition to adulthood. The series director Matthew O'Neill explains what went into the making of this documentary.
"These are real young women who are living their lives in different parts of the country," says O'Neill. "These four films show all the different ways that Latinas are coming of age in the United States today."
Legendary documentary filmmaker Sheila Nevins executive produced the project. HBO recently announced Nevins will depart the network in 2018 after nearly 40 years. "I've been lucky enough to work with her for the past 15 years," says O'Neill. "She is relentlessly about the audience and relentlessly about making sure that you are introducing something new that people are going to resonate with."