IT ALL STARTED WITH DEPECHE MODE.
I was a twelve-year-old in Texas, a recent arrival from Puerto Rico but a handful of years earlier. Like every American Pre-Teen at the time, I was glued to the television watching MTV and caught the broadcast of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence.” It was an experience that made me decide I wanted to create Visual Narrative.
Seven years later, I filmed my first documentary while attending Southern Methodist University. It featured a local group of body modification enthusiasts, and I captured their story. Though the project was emotionally grueling for a 19-year-old, the process revealed that I felt instinctually comfortable expressing a story in the Visual Medium.
Transferring to the Intensive Production Sequence at the University of Texas, I continued to hone my skills and started directing. My first project was “Let’s Go Arcade,” a short musical set in a hand-made arcade I built with my friends. Ambitious and crazy, but easily one of the most rewarding films I’ve have the pleasure of creating.
After graduation, I moved to New York and pursued my Masters of Design and Technology at Parsons. While the experience was different from my background in film, it refined my skill set by pushing me to think in terms of Design, Strategy, and Concept.
I currently work as an Editor / Assistant Editor in Scripted Television and Film in New York City, continuing to learn more about narrative and storytelling. Design-wise, I keep my chops up by taking the role of the Creative Director of Death Angeles, a trend clothes apparel line. In my free time, I produce music in Ableton Live and share my work on Bandcamp.