Monday, May 2, 2016

Distribution...The Final Stop!

I'm finally at the end of the road with my documentary... And I'm definitely seeing the other side of the rainbow. Sometimes I can't believe how fast everything happened. When I first started my project, I didn't think I would finish. But I never gave up and I always believed! Now it's cool that after all the hard work, one can find my film on itunes and Amazon. I feel very grateful now that someone can have the opportunity to explore and learn something new from my film. Who knows ... maybe my doc will end up as a classic or one of those cult films. Or I wouldn't mind seeing my film at a store on a shelf in a criterion film section. Haha. I guess we will see what happens... Only time can tell. But as for now, I will enjoy the moment and feel forever proud of this accomplishment. My film will forever live! And for someone who comes across this blog and my project...I hope this helps. So good luck with your film and don't give up! Goodbye, until the next project. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Winner at Viva Latino Film Festival

Some great news. My film won its first award! It won the Best Documentary at the Viva Latino Film Festival in New York. I was very shocked to get the news, but also very happy that my film had receive this kind of recognition. The 2015 has definitely started off with a good note. Been blessed, lucky, and grateful

Friday, December 5, 2014

Viva Cuba! WORDS OF REVOLUTION is going to Havana!

This was probably the best early Christmas present that I have ever had... My film got accepted at Havana Film Festival in Cuba. I would of never imagine that I would ever go to Cuba. Not only is Cuba a historic place ... It is one of the best or the best Latin Film Festival in the world.

I  couldn't believe that my film entered this film festival. Its definitely the highlight of the year for me. I have to say once I touched grounds on the island...  my whole life felt like it was changing in front of me. I can't really explain what I felt, but it was a good feeling.  I didn't know what to expect, but learned really fast that I was around some heavy hitters in the Latin movie business. I saw some incredible films that I probably wouldn't see in the states. Also, there were people who were hardcore movie lovers as well.

What I liked most was that I got to experience another culture...I felt like I was living in the 50's in Cuba. There were a lot regulations as well because it was a Communist country. But people were very pleasant and nice. They definitely live a simple life. There were no crimes or did I have to be worried about getting robbed. It was a very peaceful place. It was a world where there is a lack of  television and internet. I just imagine how life can be again without the internet...

Cuba really changed my life ...


Friday, November 14, 2014

Going International!

Its been an incredible journey so far. My film will be having its first international screening. I got into Guatemala's International Film Festival! Yeah, that's right...Central America. ICARO Film Festival is Central America's best known Film Festivals that premieres Central American films in Guatemala. So it is nice to be on board with the festival.

And of course I will be attending! I have to make the trip and make it happen. Its just an honor to get recognized like this. My boy Santos will be making the trip as well. He'll pretty much be my tour guide. He's done many performances out there.

I definitely feel like I am taking that next step ... that next step is taking it to the next level.  God bless for everything ... I never knew that I would reach this far!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

"Doing your Doc" Program at Nalip's Media Summit

It's been an incredible journey so far. I finally got a break and got some recognition! My film participated in its first program at a prestigious program called "Doing your Doc" by NALIP's Media Summit.  The program is to help filmmakers get feedback from industry people. So the cool thing is the "big-timers" look at your work.  But more importantly, I got some real good advice.

NALIP  is probably the biggest or one of the biggest Latino Producers organization in Los Angeles. I was really grateful for getting selected. At first I couldn't believe it, but then it became a reality when I went to NALIP's Media Summit conference in Los Angeles. They really supported the film and I was really happy about that!  Its funny how life works, but I've learned to never give up! We'll see what happens next.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New York Screening

I've made it to NY. Its definitely been a journey with this film. I'm glad that some people are being aware of the documentary. My film has been invited to be screened at a community college in Long Island, New York. I had someone contact me and said he was very interested in my film and bringing it to the community in Long Island. Well i got to know the person overtime before I decided to take a trip to NY. To make the story short, I'm glad my film touched someone because he realized my film was making a difference and most importantly it was doing something positive. That is definitely the reason why I love what I do... Filmmaking and making a difference. Thank you to folks of Long Island for making things possible and making dreams a reality. Much love!