Thomas Javier Castillo's Reel

Gun Shot Valley (Work in progress)

A 7-minute work segment from my film Gun Shot Valley. The documentary examines a violent 1982 confrontation between members of a church and local law enforcement in the small southern Arizona town of Miracle Valley.

A Self-Portrait

This is me! I'd like to use this technique again in another project, perhaps adding another moving element within the moving frames.


I came up with this short film after living away from home for the first time. Those Chicago winters are cold, in so many ways. Featuring the thespian stylings of Bong Soo Ko and Jung Hyun Lee. Shot on DV, Edited in Final Cut Pro, with a little help on the title from Photoshop and After Effects.

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