I started producing and directing short films in high school with a borrowed VHS camera way back in 1986. During that time I was also part of the drama department in high school and took on acting roles as well. After high school I was brought on with the Special Effects department on two feature films as an Intern.
From 1993 to 2005 I worked as a PA, grip, camera operator, special effects, editor, producer, director, visual effects and Steadicam operator. I have written, produced and edited numerous commercials for News 9 San Antonio and KENS TV. One of my productions, a commercial for Make-A-Wish Foundation went on to win an award at the Houston Film Festival in 2004.
In 2007 I worked at Rackspace hosting where I developed and built their video department and produced numerous in house videos for internal and external uses. In 2011, after leaving Rackspace I was brought on as a freelance video editor and VFX artist for Spurs Sports and Entertainment for the Spurs and Rampage home games. I freelanced for the rest of the year as an editor and VFX artist for numerous San Antonio based companies.
In January of 2012 I purchased a Steadicam I had been renting and became a full time camera/Steadicam operator. After working on numerous commercials, shorts and features I am now making the transition into producing feature films. I just finished as a producer and camera/Steadicam operator for the family feature film, “The Adventures of Pepper and Paula." Which you can find on NetFlix, iTunes, and Amazon.
Unique traits: I have a slight stutter that escapes every once in a while but it won't hurt you.
Shih Tzunami Horror ⋄ Comedy A tsunami deposits mutated Shih Tzu on Hawaii and four friendsmust stop them before the little fiends take over the big island.
Round of Your Life
Film by Dylan Thomas Ellis (Family and Sport) Camera and Electrical Department, Actor
A Darker Fifty Shades: The Fetish Set
Film by Shane Wheeler (Action) Camera and Electrical Department Four women gather at a yearly fetish convention in South Texas. Mai, the loving mother who recently began work as a fetish model. Jo, the adrenaline junkie porn star drawn between her new friend Mai and Reyna, an old flame from darker times. Reyna brings along Angel, her new found love and a fresh new face to the industry. As one bad decision leads to another the girls find themselves drawn deeper into a darkness well beyond their rational limits. Written by A Fetish Model
The Adventures of Pepper and Paula
Film by Robin Nations (Family) Camera and Electrical Department, Producer Based on the true life adventures of Pistol Packin Paula and her dog, Pepper.
Film (short) by Scott Langford (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Four first-time filmmakers take on remaking one of Hollywood's most epic films ever. What could go wrong?
Friday Night Tykes
Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Peewee football is taken to the big screen in Texas.
Film by Joshua Tate (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department, Actor 24-year-old Ivy sterilizes needles at a tattoo parlor in a small East Texas town. She has an intellectual disability, but she hides her label with grace, wearing bracelets over her medical information bracelet and keeping her State-issued ID safely in hiding in her purse. What she doesn't hide well is the crush she has on Oscar, a 16-year-old apprentice tattoo artist who (illegally) works at the same parlor. When Ivy's desire to impress Oscar leads to events that convince her sister (and legal guardian) to place her in a public institution for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, Ivy must face a crisis of identity and choose how far she will go in order to reunite with her dream man. Written by Anonymous
I Love You More
Film (short) by Kevin Sloan (Comedy and Romance) Producer, Writer, Director An overly in love young couple start claiming that their love is greater than the others, and that's when things turn ugly.
Arose the Coward
Film (short) by Buddy Calvo (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department
My Dog the Champion
Film by Robin Nations (Drama and Family) Camera and Electrical Department, Actor, Producer When 16-year-old Maddy's mother had to go work overseas for three months, she had to move in with her hardcore grandfather. There she becomes friends with someone who trains dogs.
Film by Bryan Ramirez (Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Three stories of the mentally ill: 1. Artist begins taking orders from the dolls he exhibits. 2. Eight year old boy, cruel father, concerned teacher and hallucinatory monster come into conflict. 3. Professor convinced of the Mayan apocalypse prophesies, builds bomb shelter to save his family. Written by Tross
The Symphony of Silence
Film (short) by Cedric Thomas Smith Camera and Electrical Department
Film by Robin Nations (Drama and Family) Actor, Visual effects This heartwarming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a dog person, Jake is angry and resentful toward the dog for even surviving. However, eventually Jake bonds with Cooper, and this bond ends up being the one thing that gets him out of bed in the morning, the one thing that helps him to go on living after such a tragic loss. Written by Robin Nations
Video by Pablo Veliz (Action, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department When a woman who survived a vicious gang attack suddenly finds herself the proud owner of $2.5 million in dirty money, she makes a run for the border. Camilla is lucky to be alive. A street smart girl who somehow managed to survive a harrowing gang hit, Camilla soon discovers a tidy sum of cash from a drug deal gone wrong. Now, in order to keep the cash and stay one step ahead of the men who want it back, Camilla will enlist the aid of mysterious cowboy Cain in navigating the back trails to Mexico. Should she get there fast enough, she may be able to start a new life away from her many troubles back home. But this isn't going to be an easy trip, and every moment that Camilla hesitates could be her last. Written by Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
Film (short) by Kevin Sloan Producer, Director
Film by Joseph Pierson (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Set in a dirt-poor neighborhood in the fictional city of San Lovisa, Texas, EvenHand tells the story of two very different cops, working together for the first time. Rob Francis, recently divorced, finds the adjustment from his previous assignment in "Sleepytown" difficult. With his new partner, the volatile Ted Morning, he spends his days breaking up domestic disputes and attempting to make sense of a parade of lowlifes, firebugs and junkies. Morning is the original Texas cowboy, all muscle and bravado: arrest 'em first, ask questions later. The characters and events in EvenHand subtly intertwine until Francis and Morning must both face the consequences of their very different approaches to the job. Filmed on location in San Antonio, Texas, EvenHand is a police story, but it's not about car chases or shoot-outs. It's about two cops struggling to survive in a world where, without warning, numbing routine can give way to primal fear. Written by george lacey
Legend of the Chupacabra
Video by Joe Castro (Horror) Actor The Chupacabra (Spanish for "goat sucker")--Is it mere folklore? A government conspiracy? Some weirdo in a latex suit? When the mutilation of her uncle's goats (and her uncle) by the brutal Chupacabra is caught on tape, Maria Esperanza vows to find out despite the superstitious fears of the locals. Written by Mike Konczewski
Film by James F. Robinson (Comedy, Drama, Romance and Fantasy) Miscellaneous Crew Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. She resists, afraid of his kooky ideas until she travels with him to San Antonio and meets his wise grandmother. Story of two disparate people linked by "fate" gets increasingly interesting as it rolls along. Written by Ed Lorusso
Knight Rider 2000
TV Movie by Alan J. Levi (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Actor In the future, guns are banned and criminals are frozen for the duration of their sentences. A recent spate of killings involving handguns brings Michael Knight back to fight for justice, but he insists of the help of KITT, his artificially-intelligent car from decades ago. The only problem is that KITT has been deactivated. Written by Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>