Contact: hectorcortez at outlook.com

HECTOR CORTEZ is a filmmaker from the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles) whose 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.

Hector’s 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 and directing, with plans to do so for film, television and other media.

Hector was recently chosen for the Read Latinx Writers Initiative, Roadmap Writers’ BIPOC Voices Initiative, LXiA/Roadmap Writers’ Latinx Animation Writers Initiative and Vera Herbert’s Blackout Script Reads Initiative. An estimated 1,500+ writers applied for these opportunities.

As the son of immigrants and an uncle to ten nephews and nieces, 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 screens for decades. The time for change is now and Hector hopes to be a part of that wave of change, together with you.

Writing Samples

Send an e-mail request to:

hectorcortez at outlook.com

TV Pilots:

Abuela Stands Up | Dramedy, Half-hour | A grandmother pursues stand-up comedy after receiving unexpected news.

The Garcías | Comedy, Quarter-hour | A short-form series starring a multi-generational Mexican-American family from the San Fernando Valley.

Familia | Drama, Hour-long | A 1950s Mexican-American family must come together to overcome a tragedy.

Directing Samples