After graduating as valedictorian from Complutense University in Madrid, I spent a year teaching Spanish at Wesleyan University. For the last 5 years, I was earning an MFA from Columbia University and continued to offer private Spanish lessons to students of all levels of experience.
Spanish has many rules and its grammar is complicated, but it can also be fun. I can help you with homework, improve your grammar and vocabulary skills, and build your conversational skills. Movies, music and a lot of Spanish culture will be involved!
I can also assist you in writing and shooting a professional-level short film that will launch your directing career! If you’re trying to make a short for acceptance into film school or if you’re making a sample for agents, I can tailor my skills to your needs and experience. We can work on screenwriting, making a shot list and even how to get your production off the ground. If you already have a short that you’ve written, I can offer feedback and help you realize it.
With an MFA in directing from Columbia University, I have years of experience teaching film at every level. At Columbia, I taught undergrad classes in History, Writing and Directing and Editing and TA’d graduate level courses in Directing, Cinematography and Producing. As a professor at the International Film Institute of New York, I helped students create short films under 10 minutes. We developed their ideas into scripts, planned their shots, rehearsed actors and shot them - all over the course of 3 months.
As a director, I have made over 8 shorts and my films have played at over 75 festivals, including Cannes and SXSW. I’m currently in pre-production on my first feature and have recently moved to Los Angeles.
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