A Durango native, Pedro Avila launched his Director of Photography career in Mexico City prior to arriving in Hollywood where he currently resides.
A graduate from the University of California Santa Cruz, Pedro is a 12 year veteran with experience shooting both film and digital. He acquired his lighting skills and learned how to work fast while shooting episodic television for multiple award winning directors and networks such as NBC/Telemundo, Univision, TV Azteca, Gourmet Channel, and Televisa.
Shooting Feature & Short films, TV pilots and Commercials Pedro excels at lighting and framing to create powerful story-driven images. He specializes in lighting faces for glamor, comedy, and drama.
Visit his site at www.pedroavila.com
Name: Pedro Avila
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Cinematographer and Director of Photography
Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies
Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department The untold story of the movie mogul who green lit Star Wars. And Blade Runner. And Alien. And Police Academy. And... A film about Alan Ladd Jr., producer and former 20th Century Fox chairman, directed by his daughter Amanda Ladd Jones. Written by Anonymous
Manson's Lost Girls
TV Movie (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Linda arrives at the seemingly idyllic Spahn Ranch hippie commune where she is embraced with open arms. Seduced by the group's free-love lifestyle, Linda revels in the sisterhood and acceptance. Taken with Manson, he soon draws her into criminal activities.
Demons of Jack County
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Film (Drama and Music) Cinematographer Two brothers once East Harlem's best Salsa dancers are separated after the death of their father only to be reunited years later on opposing ends of gentrification.
Film (Short and Thriller) Cinematographer A foreign dignitary hires a covert mercenary team of ex-Navy SEALs to rescue his adopted daughter from child traffickers.
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Fantasy) Cinematographer 30 year old George gets a visit from his imaginary childhood friend Charles at the lowest point in his life.
Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer Mercy has decided it's time to lose her virginity. There's only one problem, she's an agoraphobic who hasn't left her house in 5 years.
My First Love
Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer You never forget your first love.
Film (Short, Drama, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer Isaac Ibsen was granted the power to remove guilt in order to help those in need however, when he uses his gift for profit, he faces undesired consequences.
Love at First Sight
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Cinematographer A man falls for a woman, calling it, Love at First Sight. He splits from his friends to go out with her alone, but when she questions him about what he really likes about her, he gets a lesson about what superficiality and real attraction is. A slice of life from the day that a 'special' woman learns that maybe, having a great body package is that important when searching for real and honest love. A study on women at their most vulnerable state: when loosing confidence on their power to attract men. Written by Anonymous
Reaching the Sea
Film (Short, Action, Drama and Family) Cinematographer Right after the shady loss of his father; Bryan sees his Uncle Charlie as a new male figure to follow. During a short, promised trip to the ocean, an accident occurs that makes Bryan grow in a special, dark way. Ending on a sandy shore, contemplating the new sun. Written by Anonymous
Saint Dee Dee
Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer A day in the life of a hospice worker ends with a spiritual epiphany.
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Long Way Home
Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer There comes a time in every relationship where you have to ask yourself, is this working?
Television (Comedy) Cinematographer 2Fur1 Season 2 is a comedy mockumentary where a film crew follows two best friends, a girl and her talking dog, to Hollywood California. The star struck girl can't catch her big break while her dog seems to be making his mark. The dog lands every acting audition and pays their bills even though he wants nothing to do with the industry. Will their friendship stay strong or will the dog end up stealing the show? 2Fur1 Season 1 follows Jahnna and Gizmo around in California in a reality style show. A one person crew (filmed by Jahnna). A day in the life style series. Season 2 takes the idea from season 1 but is fully scripted. A full cast and crew! And Gizmo the Chihuahua even talks in season 2! Written by Gizmo the chihuahua
Mi Corazón Insiste... en Lola Volcán
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Television Cinematographer Having been cryogenically frozen for 20 years, Aurora's heart torn between past and present : memories of an old love and chance of a new one.
Roman y Sahira
Film (Short, Drama, Romance and Thriller) Cinematographer A modern twist on Romeo and Juliet set in downtown Los Angeles, 'Roman y Sahira' tells the story of two young lovers separated by feuding families, racial tensions, and differing cultures. When their innocent affair is discovered, Roman and Sahira must choose to abandon their love or sacrifice everything. This modern interpretation of the classic Romeo and Juliet story portrays love and family through a Hispanic lens rarely examined in mainstream US entertainment. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer A homeless uses his inspiration to improve his life.
Eric Roberson: She
Film (Short and Music) Cinematographer About overcoming the fears that bind us & embracing genuine love to it's fullest.
Vuelveme a querer
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¡Vámonos a la revolución!
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Paper or Plastic
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Television (Drama and Romance) Cinematographer Set in Acapulco, the love story of Marina, a beautiful, sweet young woman who works as a tourist boat driver. Her simple life transforms when her mother dies unexpectedly and she inherits a large family fortune.
Television (Action, Drama, Romance and War) Cinematographer This is a historical novel with its Roots in the beginning of XIX century. "Silverplated" were bandits who stole from the routes which transported silver to the states of Guanajuato and Taxco in Mexico. For that reason the bandits were called "the silver plated ones", which means "the silver-plated". It was the social time of the bandits, They would steal from the rich and give to the poor. This soap opera bring that era to us with plenty of excitement and romance . Written by Flwreden
Lo veremos todo con Niurka y Bobby
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Film (Drama and Short) Camera and Electrical Department Sarah is a successful lawyer on the track to partnership. Problem is, partner is the last thing on earth Sarah wants to be. Contemplating suicide, Sarah reaches into her painful childhood and unexpectedly finds the courage to follow her heart and change the course of her life. Written by Anne Moebes, Director
Film (Short) Camera and Electrical Department Jose is a young working-class man. Yet he finds himself buying a million dollar engagement ring from the town's finest jeweler. On leaving the store he is abducted and wakes up bound and gagged in a dark room. Next thing he knows, a cop interrogates him about money laundring, sticks a gun in his hands and makes Jose aim the gun at him. A SWAT team is on the way, but will they save Jose? And why is the cop wearing a velcroed shirt? Written by Pascal Leister
Film (Drama, Short, Thriller and Crime) Camera and Electrical Department A corporate middle man is hired to commit espionage against his own company. But when his attempts to collect the payoff fail, he finds that he is capable of far worse sins than greed.
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Film (Horror) Camera and Electrical Department Timothy Wayne Folsome's urban horror film Cutthroat Alley features a masked serial killer who slits the throats of each of his victims in the hood of South Central Los Angeles. The film turns when it seems as if someone is out to murder the murderer. Written by Perry Seibert, Rovi
University of California-Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)