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Happy Hour is now part of Short of The Week! Great review by the editor. Read it right here!

Happy Hour on Short of the Week!

Happy Hour on Short of the Week!





Working with Amigos del Mezcal. Nice! I love mezcal!.
Trabajando en el proyecto de Amigos del Mezcal. ¡Adoro el mezcal!.







A screenshot of a short film-video-thingy… that I shot this past December in Long Lake, NY. A lot of fun. Freezing though.
Screenshot de lo que filmé en Long Lake, Nueva York en Diciembre de 2012. Status: post-producción.

Short Film/Video/thingy...

No color grading yet.

No color grading yet.





Our short film DIVE will screen @ The RAWawards (natural born artists) as part of the Love Stories Collection from our friends Click Clack Short Films (who are nominated for an award).
Nuestro corto DIVE se presentará en RAWawards como parte de la colección Love Stories de nuestros amigos Click Clack, quienes están en competencia.







I found this amazing video. Patton Oswalt’s Keynote Speech. As Ryan Koo says, “replace the work ‘comedian’ for ‘filmmaker’ it applies equally well.
Este video debería de inspirar a todos los cineastas y artistas visuales. Aunque habla de comediantes, fácilmente se puede aplicar a cualquier disciplina artística.




I shot a short video of one of my favorite buildings in Mexico City: 13 de Septiembre by JSª.
It was a lot of fun!
Tuve la oportunidad de realizar un video de uno de los edificios que más me gustan en el Distrito Federal: 13 de Septiembre de JSª.





After two months we celebrate 500,000 views.
Después de dos meses, celebramos 500,000 views.





DIVE gets a distribution deal for the US with Click Clack Short Films.
DIVE sale de la web y se va a dar un ‘rol’ por EE.UU.







Entrevista con la revista digital MEDINA Magazine (Diseño, Arte y Cultura) sobre DIVE y el transmedia.





The new short film directed by Benjamin Villeda “DIVE” gets more than 300,000 VIEWS after its first week.
El nuevo cortometraje “DIVE” de Benjamín Villeda sobrepasa los 300,000 VIEWS después de su primera semana.
www.diving.mx





Merca 2.0 publicación sobre Mercadotecnia, Publicidad y Medios menciona a DIVE como como un proyecto “el cual se ha llevado a un concepto transmedia que recién impacta la producción de contenidos para marketing”.





El portal Sopitas.com recomienda el cortometraje DIVE como Video de Media Noche.





Online magazine One Small Window interviews Benjamin Villeda about DIVE.





London’s online magazine 1.4 interviews Benjamin Villeda about DIVE.





DIVE gets picked as a “Vimeo Staff Pick” for their HD Channel.





In production of my new short film “DIVE”. Coming Soon.





Cinema Club presents: Happy Hour, directed by Benjamin Villeda in Brooklyn, NY.





Collective Diary is out! A visual gallery that covers the day to day of the architecture workshop JSª as an organization. It is a visual experience that combines a documentary plus the visuals to create a unique and unrepeatable experience through the people that work at JSª. Visit the entire gallery at www.jsa.com.mx





Levi’s México apoyando a Happy Hour (Dir. Benjamín Villeda).





Getting back from a film shoot for JSª in Lima, Peru. Beautiful city.









Benjamín Villeda como expositor en Cultivarte en la Universidad del Valle de México en Puebla.






Latino Visión (San Francisco, EE.UU.) publica en su sitio oficial el spot Feel Social, Live Free de las MadMamacitas (Dir. Benjamín Villeda).








Getting ready to direct a Studio Visit Shoot for MEDINA MAGAZINE about the talented fashion designers of MALAFACHA during the International Designers Mexico week.





El portal Sopitas.com incluye a Happy Hour (Dir. Benjamín Villeda) dentro de su sito oficial.





Currently collaborating with the prestigious architecture firm JSª on a visual proyect for their website.





Shooting a sexy spot with the talented girls of MadMamacitas.





Directors Live published an interview with Dir. Benjamin Villeda.





Latino Visión (San Francisco, EE.UU.) publicó una entrevista con Benjamín Villeda sobre el cortometraje Happy Hour.

Puedes leer la entrevista AQUI.




¡Medina Magazine, revista de Arte, Diseño, Moda, Art Toys, Tendencias,… publicó un artículo acerca de Happy Hour!

Puedes leer el artículo AQUI.




Happy Hour (Dir. Benjamin Villeda) gets picked as a Vimeo Staff Favorite!




EnFilme.com incluye a Happy Hour en su sección de Cortometrajes.

Sofía Ochoa (editora en jefe) escribió una linda sinópsis al respecto. La puedes leer AQUI.




Benjamin Villeda’s “Happy Hour” gets a good start with early reviews.

Happy Hour. Directed by Benjamin Villeda.

“Love the film, great style!” -independentfilmer.com

“…el rostro del otro lado de la barra es más parecido al nuestro de lo que creíamos.” -enfilme.com

“An impeccable classy story of a real life bartender.” -onebyonegallery.com

WATCH THE FILM HERE: HAPPY HOUR. A SHORT FILM

VISIT THE WEBSITE HERE: HAPPY HOUR. WEBSITE


Independent Filmer features Benjamin Villeda, Indie Director based in NY.

Independent Filmer is an online magazine featuring directors, producers and actors involved with indie film production. Watch the interview at Independent Filmer’s website by clicking on the logo below.


Or go directly to the interview video on Vimeo HERE.


FIX, a short film by Benjamin Villeda PREMIERES @ One by One Gallery

FIX will premiere in New York City after being part of The Indie Workforce’s ‘Love & Blood, a Valentines Anthology’, a collection of independent films premiered in Los Angeles, CA on February 2010. The premiere will be on September 1st, 2010 @ One by One Gallery.

For more information visit www.fixafilm.wordpress.com or find the event in Facebook:









About

BENJAMIN VILLEDA

New York City/Mexico City.

FILMMAKER. An explorer of the umbilical cord between the audience and the imposed image.
A true believer of non passive audiences.

[Contact]

W: benjamin@victoria.sh
P: benjaminvilleda@gmail.com

[Education]

B.A. in Communications, Universidad Iberoamericana.
New York Film Academy, One Year Conservatory Program.

[Creative]

Founder and Executive Director of Kaleido Works (NY).
Head of Visual Communications & Media at VICTORIA DIGITAL (MX). Freelance work upon request.
Film Director, Digital Director & Creative, Writer & Editor.

[Tech]

Familiar and capable of operating Panasonic HD and DV cameras, Cannon EOS 5D Mark II & Mark III, Cannon EOS 7D, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, DVD Studio Pro, Pro tools.

Reel and Resumé available upon request.


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