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About Verner

Verner Maldonado is a first generation American Film Director and Producer most recently known for his Audience Choice Award wining short film The Father at the 2014 Seattle Shorts Film Festival. He is a well rounded individual with a strong start in his amateur career having honorable mentions for commercial concepts for companies such as Playstation and Best Buy while also having a concept acquired by Haagen-Daz. He was also a Semi-Finalist for the HP Computers/Youtube Video Commercial Contest.

While achieving accords on his own work he also keeps a close relationship working on full production projects as well. He has already worked Staff for feature films such as Michael Bay's Pain an Gain, Shane Blacks Iron Man 3, Matt Reeves Dawn of The Planet of The Apes and most Recently Gary F Grays Straight Outta Compton. Some commercials and Music videos include at&t , Ne-Yo, and Jennifer Hudson.

Among his projects in development his current status is working as an Executive Assistant for an Executive Producer/Director for Michael Bay’s hit television series The Last Ship

His higher education includes being a university graduate with a BFA in Film, a BA in Criminal Justice as well a Minor in Commercial Music.



  • Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton (2015)
    Film by F. Gary Gray (Biography, Drama and Music) Miscellaneous Crew In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. Written by Universal Pictures

  • Cake

    Cake (2014)
    Film by Daniel Barnz (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew The acerbic, hilarious Claire Bennett becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. As she uncovers the details of Nina's suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Nina's husband, she also grapples with her own, very raw personal tragedy. Written by Ben Barnz

  • The Last Ship

    The Last Ship (2014)
    Television by Hank Steinberg (Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew Naval Destroyer Nathan James is sent on what they're told is a research mission in the Arctic. Accompanying them is scientist, Rachel Scott. After a few months in the Arctic while Scott is on the ice doing research, some men attack them. They get back to the ship and the Commander, Tom Chandler asks the doctor what's going on. She says that a deadly disease broke out a few months ago. At first, they thought it was contained but they had no cure. They felt that the cure was in the Arctic which why she's here. But she has since received word that it has now spread to most of the globe. Chandler tries to call the President but learns the President and Vice President are dead and the US government might not have long to survive. The current President tells him that the Nathan James was not in the hot zone so he and his crew are OK. But now it's up to them to safeguard Scott because she holds the key to the planet's survival. But there are those who want the cure too and they will do ... Written by

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
    Film by Matt Reeves (Action, Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

  • House of Bodies

    House of Bodies (2014)
    Film by Alex Merkin (Crime and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew While indulging his appetite for the grim and gruesome by patronizing a voyeuristic Web site that's based in a house where a serial killer once lived, a hearing-impaired boy begins to suspect that the site's violence is more than just make-believe. Written by Anonymous

  • The Father

    The Father (2014)
    Film (short) by Verner Maldonado (Comedy, Drama and Family) Director, Producer An ex-con crashes his daughter's wedding so he can walk her down the aisle, only to find no one wants him there.

  • Lines

    Lines (2014)
    Film by Ashley C. Harris (Drama, Family and Romance) Actor, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Grace was only dating bad boy Danny Cross to get her father's attention. Danny was only dating Grace to help his friend get revenge. But when Jessie, the new kid, comes to town and brings hidden secrets about Grace's family with him, suddenly everyone's plans turn upside down. As secrets are brought to the surface Grace finds herself sinking deeper into Danny's world of drugs and partying, uncovering truths that could destroy them all.... Enter the world of high school, blackmail, racism, and drugs. A world where there is no escape from crossing the LINES. Written by Anonymous

  • Magic City

    Magic City (2013)
    Television by Mitch Glazer (Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew As Frank Sinatra rings in a new year in the grand ballroom of Miami Beach's most luxurious dream palace - the Miramar Hotel - its visionary leader, Ike Evans, must deal with the Mob, his complicated family and a city in the midst of dramatic change as Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba, just 200 miles offshore. By day the hotel at the center of 'Magic City' is all diving clown acts and cha-cha lessons by the pool, but at night Miami Beach reveals a darker truth. Dopers, dealers, strippers, gangsters and those who arrest them drift together to hear the top nightclub acts perform. Just beneath the surface, racial tensions stir. Ike must deal with all of this, even while global intrigue is brewing right under his roof. Written by Starz

  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3 (2013)
    Film by Shane Black (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? Written by Jawadjee

  • Pain & Gain

    Pain & Gain (2013)
    Film by Michael Bay (Action, Comedy, Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. Written by napierslogs

  • Step Up Revolution

    Step Up Revolution (2012)
    Film by Scott Speer (Drama, Music and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew The Mob sets the dancing against the vibrant backdrop of Miami. Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean, a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called "The Mob". When a wealthy business man threatens to develop The Mob's historic neighborhood and displace thousands-of people, Emily must work together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause. Written by 5atyajit

  • Rock of Ages

    Rock of Ages (2012)
    Film by Adam Shankman (Comedy, Drama, Musical and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew 1987. Naive Sherrie Christian has just arrived in Hollywood from Tulsa looking to become a rock star. She is just like Drew Boley was when he first arrived in Hollywood, he, now the Hollywood veteran, who works as a bar back at the Bourbon Club, known as the center of the rock scene in town and the place where many of the biggest acts in rock got their big break. The two meet as Drew helps Sherrie with a situation when she first arrives in town. Despite Dennis Dupree, the Bourbon's owner/manager, not liking to hire people like Drew or Sherrie - someone who has musical aspirations - as service staff, Drew is able to convince Dennis and his assistant Lonny to hire Sherrie as a server, Drew and Sherrie who have a blossoming mutual attraction. Dennis and Lonny, who are having financial difficulties, are able to convince rock star Stacee Jaxx, the perpetually stoned front man for the band Arsenal who got his first break performing at the Bourbon, to perform for free at a benefit concert at... Written by Huggo

  • Empty Pages

    Empty Pages (2011)
    Film (short) Director

  • Small Talk

    Small Talk (2011)
    Film (short) by Matthew Schlissel (Drama) Producer Mike just started college and is enjoying a nice evening with his friend/roommate Bobby. His night takes a 180 turn when he runs into his ex girlfriend.


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