Angel Vasquez

Film

Angel Vasquez

Princess Grace Award:
Undergraduate Film Scholarship, 2002

Additional Grants:
• 2011 Professional Development Grant

Angel Vasquez Writer/Producer/Creator www.angelvasquez.com Bio Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Angel Vasquez began making films in 1989 while attending community colleges in the San Francisco Bay area. In 1995, he began a career as a Public Relations Specialist with duties as photojournalist and graphic designer for the U.S. Air Force. Upon completion of seven years of meritorious military service, he worked for the Department of Defense in marketing for one additional year before returning to study and practice film. In 2000, he earned an Associates of Arts degree in both Graphic Communication and Telecommunications. That same year, Vasquez was accepted to the San Francisco State University where he attained a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema in 2002, and in 2006 his Master of Fine Arts. In 2000, he became founder of PROJECT, where he conducted youth media literacy programming for the City of Daly City. Since 2000, he has worked and volunteered for more than seven film organizations and festivals including the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, Iranian International Film Festival, Oakland International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Canyon Cinema. In 2002, he gained practical knowledge of producing and location management working for the assistant director of the San Francisco Film Commission. Vasquez has worked on more than 15 short films in addition to television, and theatrical feature-length documentary and narrative productions in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He has been nationally recognized for his experimental films AZUL (2001) and with his "911" film A Change of Faith (2002) which received the Princess Grace Foundation Film Award. He recently completed production of Colma: The Musical (Roadside Attractions/Lions Gate. 2008), an award-winning film. His line producing credits include Cachao: Uno Mas! (American Masters Series PBS. 2010), the story of Cuban bassist Israel “Cachao” Lopez and producing credits for Turning Point (2009), a feature documentary on school reform issues in public schools (BGSU/Toledo Films). Vasquez is also an Assistant Professor of film and teaches film producing, cinematography, and arts management. Awards 2009 NATPE Fellowship 2009 NALIP Scholarship 2008 Spirit Award Nomination for Colma: The Musical 2007 State of Ohio Governor’s Award Nomination for Scholarship of Engagement film. 2002 Princess Grace Foundation Film Award & Fellowship 1999 Solano Community College TV Production Award 1996 U.S. Air Force Photojournalist/Editor Design Award Professional Affiliations National Association of Television Programming Executives Princess Grace Foundation, National Association of Latino Independent ProducersIndependent Film Project University Film & Video Association Training/Certificates Accounting Certificate (U.S. Air Force) Public Relations, Specialist and Photojournalist Certificate (U.S. Air Force) Scuba Diving Certified (PADI) White Water Rescue & Guide Trainer (more than 300 hours of swift water rescue training) First Aid Sports/US Olympic Training & Field Safety Petroleum and Cryogenic Fuels and Lab Specialist (U.S. Air Force) Foreign Language Experience Spanish speaker/writer; in-country interpreter in Honduras and Spain (U.S. Air Force/U.S. Navy)

website: www.angelvasquez.com


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