I'm a 2019 Emmy Nominated, Director and Editor for a Documentary Short entitled The Story of Lorena Borjas, which was my second documentary film. I’m also a content creator, but I'm an Artist first! That's important to distinguish because I'm a creator of stories, my stories, and I've been telling stories for many years. My first professionally told story was on celluloid back in 1994 a feature film called “Stone Cold Killers Los Jodedores” a story about a clan of dysfunctional misfits, it was acquired by Maverick Entertainment, who also acquired my second feature, Grand Opening. The Lesson Plan (2008) is an acclaimed short which was showcased in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival. Then I followed up with a sequel (short film) Black People are People Too. In 2013 I directed my fourth Feature film, 36 Saints released by AMC which debuted theatrically in NYC, L.A. Chicago, Miami and Tampa in September of 2013. That’s about the time that I got into scripted TV, in 2013 I produced my first TV pilot called Pale Blue Light and got phenomenal feedback, we shot 4 episodes to date and I’m still looking for a distributor. Feature film number 5 named Chronicles of a Missman is in development and the 6th feature film will be a Spanish language film entitled Machete Y Gile. The repertoire includes; On Gun Hill Road, Shanghai Palace, Brooklyn English.
2019 EMMY NOMINATED DIRECTOR & EDITOR.
2019 - DOC.. THE STORY OF LORENA BORJAS: The Transgender Activist. DIRECTOR. EDITOR
2018 - DOCUMENTARY FEATURE.. A SEAT @ THE TABLE. PRODUCER. DIRECTOR.
2018 - SHORT FILM - WHEN THE BASS DROPS. PRODUCER. DIRECTOR.
2016 - 3 EPISODES PALE BLUE LIGHT CREATOR. WRITER. DIRECTOR. PRODUCER.
2013 - FEATURE FILM - 36 SAINTS Theatrical Release. DIRECTOR.
2011 - MUSIC VIDEO IN TOO DEEP KOOL G RAP. DIRECTOR.
2012 - TV PILOT - PALE BLUE LIGHT - CREATOR. WRITER. DIRECTOR. PRODUCER.
2011 - SHORT FILM BLACK PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE TOO. DIRECTOR. PROD. EDITOR.
2009 - SHORT FILM WHEN IT RAINS. PRODUCER.
2008 - SHORT FILM THE LESSON PLAN. WRITER DIRECTOR. PROD. CANNES 2009 SH.CR.
2008 - FEATURE FILM SHOE CRAZY. DIRECTOR. PROD. EDITOR.
2006 - FEATURE FILM GRAND OPENING. DIRECTOR. PROD. EDITOR. DIST.MAVERICK ENT.
2004 - FEATURE FILM STONE COLD KILLERS. DIRECTOR. PROD. EDITOR. DIST.MAVERICK ENT.
THE STORY OF LORENA BORJAS
2019 Emmy Nominated
Lorena Borjas was a Mexican-American transgender and immigrant rights activist, known as the mother of the transgender Latinx community in Queens, New York. Her work on behalf of immigrant and transgender communities garnered recognition throughout New York City and the United States.
PALE BLUE LIGHT
Pale Blue Light is a television drama series that centers on a Hip Hop record company called Pale Blue Light Records. The series will focus on the everyday lives of two brothers and a father; Happy & Mac are the brothers and Desi is their dad. trying to raise hip hop as an art back to the days of its genesis.
BLACK PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE TOO
Is Karen the last racist in NYC?
A serial killer terrorizes the streets of Manhattan as people gather to mourn friends lost in a plane crash. Members of the group are killed off one by one, and police scramble to find the killer before everybody is dead.
A SEAT @ THE TABLE
A Seat @ The Table is a documentary about the life of Dupre "DoitAll" Kelly, of the platinum Hip Hop trio Lords of the Underground. The film will chronicle his life from the X Ward of Newark through college, a successful career as a Hip Hop artist, philanthropist, media executive, and first Hip Hop artist to run for public office.
THE LESSON PLAN
Public School Teacher Nix Dunn turns to an extreme form of teaching to get his message across
SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
BEST SHORT FILM
THE LESSON PLAN
HOLLYWOOD URBAN INTERNATIONAL
PALE BLUE LIGHT
LORENA BORJAS STORY
NY EMMY 2019