Tell us about your background and when did you decide to become a filmmaker?
When i was 14-15 i start to have a felling , but at 23 years old was when i decide to film
Films that inspired you to become a filmmaker?
Titanic all the way.
Who is your biggest influence?
What were some of the challenges you had to face in making your films?
Don't see my Family , Wife and daughter , for trying to follow my dreams , she always understand my life and support me all the way.
Do you have a favorite genre to work in? Why is it your favorite?
YES Documentary, wildlife and environmental films, social anthropology films , be in touch with the nature and be the voice with your camera and feelings and connection with you heart is the best felling. the community people is the best.
What’s your all-time favorite movie and why?
the series of BBC EARTH AND OCEANS .
If you could work with anyone in the world, who would that person be?
Tell us something most people don't know about you:
Im super organized and the people mmm, maybe think im very very a disaster , hahahaha
The one person who has truly believed in you throughout your career.
My Wife and my dad and mom
What was the most important lesson you had to learn as filmmaker?
Be a leadership with your crew and everybody wins to wins , respect and have fun
Is it harder to get started or to keep going?
What was the particular thing that you had to conquer to do either? Nothing is easy , i think the key is make a good team with respect and values and creative , and the word trust has a big play role , leadership with your team.
What keeps you motivated?
How has your style evolved?
Watching a lot of documentaries and observing the way of thinking of the directors and the ways they express , because im in the two position one time , and taking the risk to always believe in me and my team.
On set, the most important thing is:
Respect and focus
The project(s) you’re most proud of:
African Drivers and Franky in NY a beautiful story about a homeless in Brooklyn ,NY and shark week for discovery channel
The most challenging project you worked on. And why?
Africa always is hard, but Tiburones sharks of cuba for shark week discovery channel, was really hard and traveling and filming and diving , i was U/W camera role, amazing experience.
What are your short term and long term career goals?
For now African drivers promotion and festivals, and film some shorts projects, but my career goals is to build a Wildlife Film School in Africa and make workshops with the top wildlife cinematographers fro the world and the industrie, and live the experience, Im really working on that really hard.
Your next projects?
Amazonas, and Africa , and im still filming one in México since 3 years to the present, maybe that took me 2 years more.
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