From an early age the cinema has held a special place in AJ's heart. His father was the projectionist at the local theater, where the seven-year-old would spend hours learning to change reels, splice film and change carbon rods from outdated arc projectors, while watching the magic behind the scenes. The whirring sounds of the reels, the scent of the splicing adhesive and the brilliant carbon arcs ignited a yearning passion in the boy to be involved in the movies.
At the age of nine, AJ’s new life in America began when his family left the political upheaval in his homeland, settling in the San Francisco Bay Area. Even as a young ESL student, AJ was not afraid to step up in front of his third grade class and read out loud stories he wrote, infusing characters with his classmate’s quirks and personalities, to entertain the class with drama, satire, irony and comedy.
AJ continued his studies, taking full advantage of the opportunities offered by his adoptive homeland, eventually graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Cinema Studies from San Francisco State University. Eager to continue pursuing a career as a Screenwriter, he packed his bags and moved to Los Angeles, ready to continue the journey he started in the projection room.
Name: Alvaro J Gutierrez
Lives in: Hollywood, California
Occupation: Editor, Graphic Designer and Screenwriter
Film (Comedy and Drama) Editorial department Allison Silverman never got out much in high school. She preferred to write dark poetry and daydream. Part of the reason for her isolation was the tragic death of her mother at a young age, another is her confusion about how she fits into a strange world. Faced with her father's re-marrying and the transition of leaving home for college, Allison knows she must break out of her introverted shell and start living the life of a more normal teenager. One fateful summer at the Jersey shore, Allison learns how to do just that with the questionable help of her wild best friend and a Jersey girl beautician. For the first time, she parties, gets into trouble and attracts the opposite sex. However, Allison realizes that this is not all she needs. To truly participate in life's adventure, she must learn to live with the pain of her mother's death without fear, be true to her own voice and make her own choices. Written by anonymous
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Film (Short) Camera and Electrical Department In film-noir tradition, as a police photographer takes pictures of the crime scene, a well-dressed corpse tells his story of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's robbed the First Federal Bank, getting nearly a vault full. Chased by cops, he ducks into a building and finds an unlocked door leading him into a well-appointed office, where a surprise awaits him. A man with a revolver pointed at him, certain that he knows his visitor. The tale unfolds of tickets to Capri, a large bank withdrawal, a dutiful security guard, and a heartless woman. Will anyone make it to Italy? Written by <email@example.com>
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