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Based in Los Angeles, California, USA
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AWARDS/HIGHLIGHTS

Best Student film - Los Angeles International Film Festival - Anguish
Best Student Director - Los Angeles International Film Festival - Anguish
Best Foreign Film - Los Angeles International Film Festival - Anguish
Best Student Film - Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival Best Short at LA Shorts Awards - Tell
Best Cinematography - Diamond Award at LA Shorts Awards - Tell
Jury Mention - Los Angeles International Film Festival - Tell

I am an award winning director and cinematographer, who who have shot many narrative shorts, features, documentaries. With over 6 years of experience in the industry, I had the opportunity to also direct my own films, and won several awards. Growing up in Los Angeles, since the age of 13, I have lived in a lot of places, from Palmdale CA, to living in Chile, South America, where I saw the turmoil’s of poverty and lack of scarce resources. It was from there, that I became socially aware in my own environment and how it impacted my art from the years to come. Eventually, this would also impact my interest in photography, after observing the daily life in Chile.

When I came back to live in Los Angeles, I have studied Sociology and Mass Communications for two years and received a BA degree and eventually, I would work at KPFK radio, a liberal radio station, where I had the opportunity to write and also record program shows. However, I have lost interest in broadcast journalism, and I have decided to pursue my biggest passion, which was to make movies and tell stories, a passion that I had since I was a child at the age of 5. I then eventually attended New York film Academy, and went into the cinematography program, and learned everything from gaffing to grip.
As of now, I have been doing freelancing for over five years, and on the side, my passion in directing has taken a turn when I have received three awards at the Los Angeles International Film Festival. As of now, my main goal is to network, and also provide social awareness within the film medium, and I hope to gain these by collaborating with like minded people who share the same stories of social awareness, who have something to contribute in the world of cinema, and push the medium as a tool of expression.


 

Contact me - 

jtf.tower@gmail.com