Best Spanish Language Documentary & Audience Award for Best Documentary: Semitostado,
Rincón International Film Festival, 2012
Audience Award: Santo Domingo Blues, Trieste Latin American Film Festival, 2005
Emmy Award (New York): Off the Charts, Best Historical/Cultural Programming, 2001
Cannes Emerging Filmmaker, Precious, 2000
Kodak Prize, Precious, 1999
Tisch Award for Excellence in Screenwriting, 1997
Grand Jury Prize, (Crackerjack, Precious, The Mule), Long Island Film Festival, 1995
Mikeldi Award, Best Fiction Film, Crackerjack, Bilbao Film Festival, 1995
TELEVISION AND RADIO PRODUCTIONS
Field Producer: The First 48 (ITV/ A&E), 2010- 2013. (Miami and Broward County episodes
in Seasons 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. 2004-2005, (Phoenix episodes).
Post Producer: The First 48 (ITV/ A&E), three episodes, 2006-2008
Cinematographer: Voir Double, D.P. (CBC/Radio Canada) 2008, 2 episodes.
Field Producer: Eleven Minutes, documentary feature, 2008. Maximum Vacuum
Productions/Regent Releasing, 2009
Field Producer: Flip This House (Departure Films/A&E) Various Episodes, San Antonio,
Producer/Director: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Zero Point Zero Production)
“French Polynesia”, “Cleveland”, 2007. “Québec” (Cinematographer), 2006.
Field Producer: Farm in Peril (Fresh Catch Films/ BBC Wales), 2005, 4-part series.
Field Producer: Real Weddings From The Knot (Oxygen) Various Episodes, 2005.
Radio Producer: Afro Pop Worldwide (PRI) 2 x 1 hour shows: “Bachata” and “Cumbia”,
Field Producer: Dreaming A New Cuba (New York Times TV/ Showtime), 3x1 hour shows,
Field Producer: Women and the Badge (Oxygen Network), “Border Patrol”, “Denver PD”,
Segment Producer: Egg, The Arts Show (WNET), Trovador, Off the Charts, and Bachatero
1997-2002. NY Emmy Award for best historical/cultural programming, 2001.
Semitostado, documentary, 54 minutes, 2012. Producer, Director, Editor, DP.
Rincón International Film Festival (Best Spanish Language Documentary, Audience Award
for Best Documentary), Chicago Latino Film Festival, Cinemassi (Helsinki).
Santo Domingo Blues, documentary, 75 minutes, 2004. Producer, Director, Editor, DP.
Broadcast on PBS Latino Public Broadcasting “Voces” series 2007, 2008. Released on DVD
by Image Entertainment. Distributed by Films Transit.
Florida Film Festival (Opening Night Documentary), April 2005 – Silverdocs, AFI Film
Festival, June 2004 - New York Latino International Film Festival, Oct. 2004 - Los Angeles
Latino Film Festival, September 2004 - Chicago Latino Film Festival, April 2004 - Santa Fe
Film Festival, December 2003 – Dallas Visions Film Festival 2004 - Providence Latin
American Film Festival, April May 2004 - Boston Latino Film Festival, March 2005 - African
Diaspora Film Festival (New York City), October 2005 - Toronto Alucine Festival, 2005 -
Guadeloupe “Le Mois du Film Documentaire”, Nov. 2006 - Havana Film Festival, April
2006 - Malaga Film Festival, April. May 2004 - Trieste Latin American Film Festival (premio
del publicco), Oct. 2004 - Sao Paolo Film Festival, August 2000 - Jakmel (Haiti) Film
Festival, July 2005 - Medellín Film Festival, September 2004 - Puerto Vallarta Film Festival
(México), Nov. 2004 - Salon del Autor Audiovisual (Barranquilla, Colombia), Nov. 2004 -
Ljubljana Documentary Festival, March 2005 - Brussels Latin American Film Festival 2006 -
Discovering Latin America Film Festival (London), Nov. Dec 2005.
LIMITED THEATRICAL RELEASES:
Cinema Village – October 2005 (New York)
Coliseum Theatre – October 2005 (New York)
Jackson Triplex – October 2005 (New York)
Huset Biograf – June 2005 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Eistzeit Cinema – February 2004 (Berlin, Germany)
High Museum of Art, Woodruff Center, Atlanta, Georgia – March 12, 2005
Skirball Center, Los Angeles, California – January 2005
BAM Cinematek, Brooklyn, New York – September 2005
Museo de las Americas, Denver – May 2004
El Museo del Barrio, New York – February 26, 2005
Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey – October 2004
Portland Film Center, Portland, Oregon – February 2005
Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago Art Institute - January 2005
Queens Museum, Passport Fridays Series – August 2012
Nimbus, documentary short, 16mm, 5 minutes, 2000 Producer/DP. Brooklyn Arts
Festival, Sao Paolo Film Festival August 2000, Caracas Short Film Festival June 2001.
Crackerjack, narrative short 16mm, 19 min., 1995 Writer, Director, Producer, Editor.
Bilbao Film Festival (Silver Mikeldi Prize forFiction)1995,Long Island Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize)
July 1995, Rotterdam Feb. 1995, Oberhausen 1995, Vienna (Viennale) Oct. 1995, Havana, Fort
Lauderdale 1996, Short Film Festival in Drama (Greece) 1995, Uppsala 1995, Media 10/10 (Namur,
Belgium), British Short Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival Oct. 1995, NYU First Run
Festival Wasserman Finalist, San Juan Cinemafest,
Melbourne. Broadcast on Channel Four in Britain on the "Shooting Gallery" Series, on Canal Plus
in France, and on SBS Television in Australia. Distributed by Media Partners, Milan, Italy.
The Mule, narrative short. Writer, Director, Producer, Editor. 16mm, 9 min., 1994
Festivals: Long Island Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize) July 1995, Vienna Film
Festival 0ct. 1995, Havana Film Festival, Hamburg Film Festival, Melbourne Festival, Mesilla No
Borders Festival, Stuttgart Filmwinter. Broadcast on 3SAT/ZDF Television, Germany, ORF
Television, Austria, and SBS Television in Australia.
Precious, narrative short. Writer, Director, Producer, Editor. 16 mm, 18 min., 1993.
Festivals: Cannes 2000 Kodak Emerging Film Makers Series, 1999 Kodak Award, Long Island Film
Festival (Grand Jury Prize) July 1995, Vienna Film Festival Oct. 1995.
Broadcast on PBS "The Short List" 1998-1999.
PRESS FOR “SANTO DOMINGO BLUES”
Ben. Ratliff “Songs of the South, Western Hemisphere Division”
The New York Times, October 23, 2005 (page 34)
Pete L’Official “Santo Domingo Blues”
Village Voice, September 20, 2005
Elizabeth Weitzman. “Santo Domingo Blues”
New York Daily News, October 2005
Jeannette Catsoulis (Movie Review). Santo Domingo Blues “A Musical Goes from
******** to National Treasure”
The New York Times Critics’Pick, September 30, 2005
SELECTED CREDITS AS A PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER
Brick City II (factual series) Sundance Channel 2010
Lockdown (factual series) National Geographic 2009
Sand Hogs (factual series) History Channel 2009
Maria Full of Grace (feature/ HBO/Sundance 2004 Audience Award)
Cause for ****** (documentary/PBS/Wide Angle/New York Times)
Volcano Hunters (National Geographic Television Special)
Jails, Hospitals, Hip Hop (feature; Danny Hoc; dir. Mark Benjamin; Zeitgeist)
La Ciudad (The City) (feature; David Riker; ITVS; Zeitgeist)
Stealing Home: Contemporary Cuban Baseball (documentary; PBS)
Welcome to the Dollhouse (Sony Pictures Classics/Sundance Grand Jury Prize)
Black Sabbath: The Last Supper (documentary; Automatic Pictures; Sony Music)
Frat House (documentary; HBO America Undercover; Best Doc., Sundance '98)
Fiddle Fest ( New City Prod./Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary)
Substitute II (feature; Alive Entertainment & Shooting Gallery)
Billy Harlem: Shanghai to New York (documentary; Xiaolian Peng)
EDUCATION AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, New York, New York
Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate School of Film and Television
Adjunct Professor of Narrative Sound, 1999-2001
CITY COLLEGE, CUNY, New York, New York
Department of Media Arts Production, MFA Program
Adjunct Professor of Sound Design, 2000-2001
BROWN UNIVERSITY, Providence, Rhode Island
Visiting Artist, Multimedia Lab, Fall 1998
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, New York, New York
MFA, Film and Television Production, 1996.
Graduate Teaching Assistant. Paulette Godard Scholarship 1989, Strasburg Institute for
additional studies of acting and directing. Tisch Award for Excellence in Screenwriting,
First Run Award for Excellence in Sound Design.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Berkeley, California
BA, Comparative Literature (Spanish and Latin American), 1986.
Concentrations in Film and European History.
President's Undergraduate Fellowship in Film.
COLUMBIA COLLEGE, New York, New York
Comparative Literature Major, 1980-83.
President, Columbia Filmmakers, Fox Award for Achievement in Film.
Former Criminal Defense Investigator. Fluent Spanish and French. PADI Certifed Diver.
U.S. Sailing Keelboat, Cruising, and Bareboat Certified. Beneteau Fleet Captain, Coconut
Grove Sailing Club.
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST