Growing up in some of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods, serving our country as a decorated US Marine, earning a BA in Film & Video from Columbia College Chicago…Mr. De Avila's unique combination of life experiences and passion for the arts allows him to comfortably traverse either side of any street. He currently dons an Illinois State Trooper uniform, where he’s the lead firearms instructor for his district. He was nominated 2014 Trooper of the Year, as well as awarded the Illinois State Police Achievement Medal for producing and directing the Department’s official recruitment video. In addition to award-winning shorts, the multi-disciplined filmmaker boasts a portfolio highlighting an extensive art and design background
Name: Jose de Avila
Lives in: Chicago, Illinois
Company: Traficante Film, LLC.
Occupation: Producer, Director and Filmmaker
Unique traits: Military and Police Consultant, Former US Marine, Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, State Trooper
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