Omar Portilla

Omar Portilla

3YRS2Life Production
Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Paterson, New Jersey

Member Since:
October 2013
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About Omar

Omar Portilla is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, with nearly eight years of military service and three combat tours to Iraq. Omar got into film through acting, he attended Rosa L. Parks H.S. of Fine and Performing Arts, and was a Theatre major. After leaving the military he attended Montclair State University for his B.F.A. in Filmmaking. In 2012 Omar started 3YRS2Life Production. Omar’s concentrations are Director and Director of Photography. This past summer Omar directed the feature documentary Defining Challenge, which is currently in festivals. Also this summer Omar was Director of Photography for the feature film The Depths which starts Michael Rispoli and directed by Jamison Locascio. Currently working on pre-production for a feature film shooting in 2016. Omar is a freelancer filmmaker in the Greater New York City area.

Unique traits: Military experience, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran.


  • American Wisper

    American Wisper (2020)
    Film Camera and Electrical Department

  • Mr. Styx and Me

    Mr. Styx and Me (2019)
    Film Cinematographer

  • Deadly View

    Deadly View (2017)
    Film Cinematographer

  • Addle Strife

    Addle Strife (2017)
    Film Producer

  • Tear Down This Wall

    Tear Down This Wall (2016)
    Video Cinematographer

  • The Depths

    The Depths (2016)
    Film by Jamison M. LoCascio (Drama and Thriller) Cinematographer Down on their luck and desperate for a measure of success, two wannabe screenwriters decide to fully explore the depths of murder and crime within their story only to discover their obsession with their work has made it all too real.

  • Defining Challenge

    Defining Challenge (2015)
    Documentary by Allegorical Productions Director

  • Remission Accomplished

    Remission Accomplished (2015)
    Film (short) by 3YRS2Life Production Producer

  • Screen Test: Heather Harper

    Screen Test: Heather Harper (2015)
    Film (short) by Allegorical/3YRS2Life Production Producer - Cinematographer

  • Fistful of Candy

    Fistful of Candy (2015)
    Film (short) by 3YRS2Life Production Producer

  • Super Chick

    Super Chick (2015)
    Film (short) by 3YRS2Life Production Producer

  • Stationary

    Stationary (2015)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Shirley will do anything to get invited to her younger, cooler boss Gwen's favorite workout denomination: Couples' Spinning. The only problem is that singles definitely are not allowed (it's a pretty strict policy). The plan Shirley devises could finally get Gwen to notice her, or it could ruin their professional relationship, destroy Shirley's career, and maybe even get her arrested. Either way, it's worth a shot.

  • When the Moon Collapses

    When the Moon Collapses (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama and Music) Camera and Electrical Department A poetic portrait of a vibrant woman who loses the radiance she gets from the sun when she suddenly develops a rare and severe sun allergy, leaving her to find an alternate source of light in the darkness.

  • Missing Love

    Missing Love (2015)
    Film by Gnanashekaran Natarajan (Short, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Cinematographer Adam and Olivia are happily married until a fateful day When Adam realizes his wife Olivia is missing. The story trails Adam's effort to find Olivia along with detective Pearson and Daniel. Everything comes to an End when their son Gregory reveals the unexpected truth to shock Adam.

  • Freeman Velocity

    Freeman Velocity (2014)
    Film (short) by A Karl Erickson Production 1st Assistant Director

  • Cycle of Love

    Cycle of Love (2014)
    Film by 3YRS2Life Production Producer

  • Just Sayin'

    Just Sayin' (2014)
    Internet by Made With SASS Production Cinematographer

  • A Stranger's Confession

    A Stranger's Confession (2014)
    Film (short) by Halcyon Valor Productions Cinematographer

  • Ichiban

    Ichiban (2014)
    Film (short) by Silverdust Films Cinematographer

  • We've Been Here Forever

    We've Been Here Forever (2014)
    Film (short) by Halcyon Valor Productions Camera Operator

  • Track 3

    Track 3 (2014)
    Film (short) by Halcyon Valor Productions Gaffer

  • Grafters

    Grafters (2014)
    Film (short) by 3YRS2Life Production Producer

  • Just Short of Sidekick

    Just Short of Sidekick (2013)
    Film (short) by Halcyon Valor Productions Key Grip

  • Amelia

    Amelia (2013)
    Film (short) by A Funetastic Production Key Grip

  • Libby

    Libby (2013)
    Film (short) by Halcyon Valor Productions Key Grip

  • The Best Worst Student Film (Working Title)

    The Best Worst Student Film (Working Title) (2013)
    Working Titl by Omar Portilla (Short and Comedy) Producer As his second year film requirement approaches, Guy must find some kind of inspiration to shoot his next film, and just like that she walks into his life, his muse, what better reason to make a film, than to impress a girl. Guy sets out to write a script all about Jessica. He recruits a crew that can help him shoot the best film his dad's money can buy. His crew of Mark, John and Lisa quickly regret the decision to help. Rather than listening to the advice and experience of his crew, Guy decides take control of the film completely, and his crew is left watching the disaster that will be Guy's film. In the end Guy loses the girl and his crew and is left wondering if filmmaking is really for him. Written by Omar Portilla

  • Status Kill

    Status Kill (2012)
    Internet by JesKid Production Weapons Expert - 1st Camera Assistant

  • The Lies We Tell

    The Lies We Tell (2012)
    Internet by Made With SASS Production Cinematographer

  • Midnight Catch

    Midnight Catch (2012)
    Film (short) by Halcyon Valor Productions Key Grip

  • Shooting Script

    Shooting Script (2009)
    Film (Documentary, Crime, Drama and Romance) Actor On the evening of Friday, September 16th, 2005, film director and then NYU Graduate Film student, Frank Hall Green, was shot (with a gun, not a camera) in the stomach in an unexplained shooting. In 2007, he set out to make a film about his experience. Distraught over the very recent breakup with his 3 year girlfriend at the time of the shooting, he struggled with the personal exploration into the incident and the resulting film. 3 years later, he emerged with this documentary, Shooting Script, a personal journey of a filmmaker steeped in crime, humor, anxiety and love. Written by Anonymous

  • Bazookas: The Movie

    Bazookas: The Movie (2009)
    Film by Michael G. Leonard (Comedy) Actor When Gus Bazooka built his gym he never imagined that his sons, Angus and Judah, would someday battle for control. However, after Gus' untimely death (caused by watching a topless racquetball game) the future of the business becomes uncertain and the brothers make a wager to see who will take sole ownership of the gym. Written by Anonymous

  • Detachment

    Detachment (2008)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor A young marine returns home from the battlefront to enjoy a brief liberty spell but discovers that returning to civilian life is tougher than his war experiences.

  • Drawn by Pain

    Drawn by Pain (2007)
    Film by Jesse Cowell (Action) Actor The story of a little girl pushed to the utter edge of sanity and the animated demons that are unleashed by her pure rage and fury.

  • El sueño americano

    El sueño americano (2007)
    Film by Robert Moore (Short and Drama) Actor El Sueno Americano is the intimate character study about Cuathemoc, a young Mexican man who dreams of becoming an American citizen and bring his wife and daughter from back home to experience living the American Dream... See full synopsis »


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