Palm Springs International ShortFest 2014!!

Feeling so proud today to have not one, but TWO shorts in this year’s Oscar-qualifying short film festival and market!!! Congrats to Victoria E. Soberal’s “Chula” and Anya Leta’s “Points of Origin” for being a part of the 20th Annual Palm Springs International ShortFest!

Check out more about the festival & market here, and check out the festival pages for screening time for “Chula” and “Points of Origin“!

Billboard 2013!

Wow… it has been way too long since I updated about my adventures!  Let’s see…

April and May 2013 was a very exciting two months.  This year I jumped on board the Billboard Awards in Las Vegas and never imagined how awesome a trip it was!  Out of all the shows so far, this was the most spectacular collaboratively, and getting to work in the office this time too I got to see the process hands on.  Production-wise, I learned a lot and loved the team we had this year.

So what highlights have we?  Well, being a Vegas virgin, it was surely an experience.  Having friends to guide you along the way helps too.  The trip out was… a trip to say the least 🙂  A good laugh in a desert is always a pleasure and coming across these fellas was a good reason to:

First night involved pool side drinks at the MGM Grand and a night on the town.

You ever need an awesome burger, Gordan Ramsey’s I cannot stop raving about.  Besides food and friends there was gambling of course.  Luckily, I only gained more than I lost.  $900 later I called it a week.

Then, came show day:

Samsung was our fabulous sponsor.  Every tablet and phone you saw on screen was charged with care by a helpful team in the back.  In between commercials, we passed out the tablets for the Taylor Swift award reveal.  Seeing that there needed to be some space between mosh pit members, I got to be a  bouncer to hold some of the cast back.  Waiting between segments though, there was another performance before the announcement:

Justin Beiber performing “Take You” at the 2013 Billboard Awards.

Justin Beiber Performing “Take You” at the 2013 Billboard Awards

Now, I have never considered myself a fan, but once you get to see Mr. Beiber in concert I got to admit: he was pretty cool.  Chill dude, got along with all my friends on set, and refused to lip sync that night while dancing.  Justin, I support.

By the end, the reveal was a success!  Shouts out to BlueWater Technologies and Baltimore-based WhamCity Lights for their collaboration on the tablet reveals and IconaPop song!

The night was a big success for Taylor Swift, Prince had a sick set, and a new favorite song on my playlist, “Merry Go ‘Round” by Kacey Musgraves.  Looking forward to next year and another opportunity to work with this team again.

Taylor Swift wins big!

Prince’s sick set!

Kacey Musgraves “Merry Go ‘Round” was a smash.

 

“BORIS” North American Premiere at Annapolis Film Festival!

“BORIS (aka John Murphy Comes To America!)” will be screened March 21-24th, 2013 at the inaugural Annapolis Film Festival in Annapolis, MD!

We are excited about this invitation and “BORIS”‘s North American Premiere!  The short will be featured in the Student Short Segment of the festival.  For more information, or tickets, follow this link:

http://www.annapolisfilmfestival.net/

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy holidays from “Christmas in Washington!”

Hey everyone!

Has been a super busy season so far with two fantastic shows now under my belt!  After moving back from Puerto Rico post “Chula” shoot with Ms. Victoria E. Soberal, I jumped right on board the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C.  What a show – worked with the best of the best in television production and was a great tribute to the fabulous talent whose work has shaped our culture and history.

Dustin Hoffman, NataliaMakarova, Buddy Guy, David Letterman and Led Zeppelin.  These artists’ work goes beyond intention – it transmits into legacy.  An honor and a priveledge as always.  Hope I can help next year!

John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin

An honor Mr. Hoffman.

After Kennedy Center Honors, jumped straight into Christmas in Washington that was shot at the National Building Museum in DC.  This time it was fun credentialing time and was behind the scenes with some great talent singing Christmas classics!  And since the event was produced by TNT, got to hang out with some of my favorite Turner Network toons as seen above.  The event was a benefit for the Children’s Memorial Hospital with a lot of kids having the chance to join us for the show having just been released from there.

The Obamas at “Christmas in Washington”

Things got a little controversial with Psy performing, but think the President was still able to get down with it during the show: http://youtu.be/FB73L8wvm5s

Has been a great 2012 and next stop… the Inauguration!

 

CHULA: Casting Call!

For those near the Western region of Puerto Rico:

CASTING CALL!!!!

CUANDO:
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 from 3pm-5pm

DONDE:  La Escuela de Bellas Artas in Arecibo, PR near Santana next to the Sup Vocational Nueva (Antonio Luchetti).

QUIÉN: Seeking adult males 24-35, young men ages 14-18, boys and girls between 7-10, and little ladies from 3-5 years old.