Eduardo Letamendi (Writer/Director) - was born and raised in Chicago to parents of Ecuadorian decent. In 1997 he received a BFA in Photo/Film and Electronic media from UIC. In 2008 he earned his MFA in Film and Video from Columbia College Chicago. His thesis film RISING UP was nominated for a 2009 Imagen Award for Best Theatrical Short.
For the past 15 years Eduardo has been working in television news production. He’s been the morning News Technical Director at CBS 2 Chicago since 2003. In 2014 he was awarded an Emmy from the NATAS Chicago/Midwest chapter for Outstanding Achievement for News Programming and in 2007 for technical achievement for the broadcasting of the 2006 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon.
Eduardo’s feature script that he co-wrote with Armando Hernandez,“4 Days Until Christmas”, was selected into NALIP’s Latino Producer’s Academy in 2009 and 2010. As a Directing Fellow, he directed a few scenes from his script with a complement of mentors, crew, and SAG actors. Eduardo had the honor of being mentored by Directors Gregory Nava and Luis Mandoki as well as cinematographers Ricardo Gale and Ward Russell.
In 2013, Eduardo was a finalist for the CBS Emerging Creative Leaders Experience. Eduardo interviewed with a panel of the top CBS/Showtime Executives, which consisted of Nina Tassler, David Stapf, Armando Nunez, and David Nevins.
Name: Eduardo Letamendi
Lives in: Chicago, Illinois
Occupation: Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Producer, Production Assistant and Screenwriter
Film (short) by Eduardo A. Letamendi (Drama and Thriller) Director, Producer Three Character point of views, directed by a different director. A love triangle, at its worse.
Film (short) by Eduardo A. Letamendi Director, Editor, Producer, Writer A tough gang member, Tee, must come to terms with the reality that his life will never be the same after he is shot. Tee is struggling to cope with his paralysis. His constant failures to complete the most mundane task on his own cause him to descend into a depression discouraging him to rehabilitate. All wants to do now is sleep all day, but he can't even do that because his neighbor Miguel keeps him awake with the loud salsa music he plays while he works on his car just outside Tee's apartment building. His girlfriend Arecelli tries everything she can to bring some normality back to Tee's life by trying to get him out of his house, but all she gets is resistance from him. Tired of seeing her son self destructing, Tee's mother confronts him and tells him to stop feeling sorry for himself or he'll never get better. Tee feels that everyone is treating him differently now that he is paralyzed and the respect he once commanded when he entered a room will never be regained. His ... Written by EAL
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