I feel that I may have been born in the wrong decade. Wearing a Canadian tuxedo is weekly thing for me, and I embrace it fully. I grew up on 80s movies and embraced the music that my dad introduced me to at a young age. Consuming films of all different genres and types is truly a passion of mine. Dissecting and learning from the best directors has helped inspire me to tell my own stories. There is no shortage of things to be told and I feel that I have a unique perspective to tell stories.

It has been hard to know how to embrace my hispanic heritage over the years, but I am finally feeling confident in showcasing that. I was able to accomplish this with the Home Depot spot that I directed this semester, where it was important to remain as true and authentic to Mexican culture as I could within the piece. Even down to getting as close as I could to my grandmother's tamale recipe (she's better at cooking them than I am).

I have been able to grow significantly at telling stories in the visual medium throughout my time studying advertising and film. I currently have a Stephen King Dollar Baby that is in pre-production, and look forward to filming that.


2022 Young Ones Portfolio Award2022 ADC Gold Cube2022 ADC Bronze Cube2022 ADC Merit (6)2022 ANDY Awards (4)2022 Utah ADDY Best in Show2022 Utah ADDY Judges Choice2022 Utah ADDY Gold (2)2022 Utah ADDY Silver (2)2022 Telly Awards Gold2022 Telly Awards Silver (6)2022 Telly Awards Bronze (2)2021 Yellow Pencil Winner D&AD - Disney2021 Bronze Pencil Winner One Show - Spotify
2020 Wooden Pencil Winner D&AD - Rare & Xbox


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