Vincent Cortez became passionate about storytelling in his youth and developed his craft as he grew. After graduating from SFSU’s Cinema Program, he launched his own company, Mitchell Street Pictures, where he focused on directing content that is diverse and compelling. His short films have been distributed internationally on both big and small screens, including his short film “Dad” which was picked up by PBS and “Darkness of Night” which premiered on El Rey Network. Besides his work directing, Vincent has also functioned as a writer, producer, editor and composer on various projects.
Focusing on universal themes, Vincent creates character-driven genre films anchored by protagonists-of-color. This intention stems from his Latino culture and background growing up in a multi-cultural community. In addition to narrative films, Vincent has also worked on corporate and commercial projects with clients ranging from Google to Samsung.
Balancing his energy between narrative films, documentaries, and corporate/commercial work, Vincent finds the most satisfaction in connecting with an audience through the storytelling process. He resides in East Oakland‘s Fruitvale Neighborhood, where he and his co-producer Sofia Cortez manage their production company, Mitchell Street Pictures. They are both proud to be raising two incredible children.
Film (short) by Mitchell Street Pictures (Drama, Horror and Sci-Fi) Director Surviving in the aftermath of a devastating viral outbreak, two resilient children try to maintain hope and keep their family together as both the virus and outside world threaten their safety.
Film (short) by Mitchell Street Pictures (Drama and Family) Director In the course of one difficult day, a hardworking father and his creative young daughter must mend love and memories, while dealing with the loss of a loved one.
Darkness of Night
Film (short) by Mitchell Street Pictures (Drama, Fantasy and Horror) Director A young, creative boy, living in an abusive and dangerous home environment, must face the monsters of his reality if he is going save the lives of his loved ones.
Film (short) by Mitchell Street Pictures (Action, Drama and Sci-Fi) Director In a distant future where mercenaries protect the borders of civilization from a ravaged, infected outside world. 072 is a tired but tough mercenary who only yearns to be home. When he follows a 'roamer' to his hide out he discovers something that will change his world and the very orders he follows.
Film by Mitchell Street Pictures (Crime, Horror and Thriller) Director Freddy 'the Hush' Burnett is a dangerous hitman with a code of justice. In one night, a simple job spirals out of control as he takes an innocent life. Now, with the mysterious Four Horsemen in pursuit, he must break the rules and face his own past. As the Hush fights to stay alive, his only chance for survival and redemption rests in the ghosts of a troubled young woman and a sadistic psychopath.
San Francisco State University