Audio and visually inclined with high respect for film as the highest format for entertainment and art, saw in filmmaking a way to explore deeper all areas of interest inside one communal art form. Accepted into multiple highly regarded universities such as USC, UCLA, NYU and SCAD with scholarship offers in most of them, however opted for a more hands-on approach to learn the knots and bolts of such a complex art form and begun to pursue a BFA in Filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles in 2013. Ever since has been creatively involved in more than 40 short films, 2 feature length film, wrote, directed and co-produced 8 personal projects, and interned at a Beverly Hills based production and distribution company. Throughout 2015 has produced four high quality short films with release dates through out 2016. In July 2015 had a debut in the music video arena with Malynda Hale’s “Hey Stranger”, the music video is currently circulating in Vevo with great reception from the audience.
Residing in Los Angeles, CA at the moment, and currently working on my fourth short film, “Debunked.”, a character study drama set to kick off its festival run during the first quarter of 2016:
Film (short) by Renato Gontijo (Comedy) Producer
The Strongest Drug
Film (short) by Santiago Caicedo Valencia (Drama and Romance) Producer, Director, Writer, Music department The Strongest Drug is a romantic drama about Charlie White, a successful romantic novelist who while writing his next big melancholic novel, encounters and obsesses over Ryan Volvette, an allegedly perfect woman, to the point of following her life. After two months of unhealthy obsession, he finds out she's moving away and now he's forced to finally personally interact with her and figure out a way to make her stay without her ever knowing he's the one who's been stalking her all along. Written by Santiago C. Valencia
Film (short) by Renato Gontijo (Thriller) Producer
What's Left of October
Film (short) by Matias Lovro (Comedy and Drama) 1st Camera Assistant After being pressured into throwing a house party by his best friend, straight-edge high schooler Sam Taylor will spend his night trying to ruin the festivities and get the drunk guests out, so he can use the precious parent-free weekend to work on his architectural model.
New York Film Academy, Los Angeles