Contact: hectorcortez at outlook.com
HECTOR CORTEZ is a filmmaker from the San Fernando Valley. The son of immigrants in search of the American dream, he was inspired by the films his father rented from the local video store. Films like Stand and Deliver, La Bamba and It’s A Wonderful Life.
Hector’s love for film and television led him to pursue a film degree at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. Since graduating, Hector has worked various crew positions such as camera operator, camera assistant, digital loader, production assistant and editor for a variety of clients including Univision and the Latin Grammys.
His crew experience spans feature films, short films, music videos, commercials, web series and documentaries. Well-versed in the production process, Hector’s passion is writing & directing and he hopes to one day do so professionally for film, television and other media.
The recurring theme in Hector’s work is family. As an uncle to eight nephews and nieces, diversity in entertainment is a priority for Hector. He wants Latino children and adults around the world to see themselves on the screen and feel included, feel as though they belong in front of and behind the camera, because they do.
Hector hopes to create series and films starring Latino families that will present them in a positive light, free from any harmful stereotypes that have plagued our televisions for decades. The time for change is now and Hector hopes to be a part of that wave of change, together with you.