Born in Brooklyn, NY. Grew up in Miami, Florida. Hoping to move to Georgia to be part of the enormous amount of production happening there. Most of my experience is in video production. I've shot and edited music videos and weddings and served as camera operator for an independent feature, "USS Seaviper", currently on Amazon video. My dream has always been to tell lengthy narrative stories through visuals, so making movies is my dream. I've been trying for many years to meet the right people to be able to do that.
I am currently unemployed, having just ended a 16 year stint with Discovery Channel Latin America Division in Miami performing quality control. I started a website in February 2016 - www.engagingfilm.com. It shows a good amount of my work done before and during my time at Discovery. My dream is to direct a film and show people that truly like good stories, engaging stories, and entertain them. My dream after that would be to direct more films. I wrote a sci-fi screenplay years ago that is now in a box collecting dust. I currently have a screenplay, a low budget crime drama, that is about half written. Once I finish it, I would like to make it myself.
The government in Florida has essentially told the film/television industry, "we don't want your business". Hopefully that will change with the next governor. Georgia is just the opposite.
My wife, Dorene, and I would love to leave Miami. We've been here long enough and the cost of housing is excessively high. I hope to find a way to meet the right people soon.
Name: Joe Herrera
Lives in: Miami, Florida
Company: formerly with Discovery Channel Latin
Occupation: Camera Operator and Videographer
Unique traits: I'm a practical person. I'll add more later.
Drama by Mighty Moments / Ralph Villani Camera Operator The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to conduct reconnaissance on an island near Sumatra, but the ship is left in the hands of Mister Cutter, after the Executive Officer is injured in battle. A conflict between Cutter and the Chief of the Boat puts the submarine in jeopardy. Seaviper is trapped below the surface, with decreasing oxygen, and a Japanese destroyer hunting them from above. Damage to the boat also leave her survival in question. They must fight the Japanese destroyer and get the information about U-235 back to Pearl Harbor.