HEY, IʼM FERNANDO.

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WHAT ARE YOU MADE OF

| TALENT

Iʼm a seasoned award-winning editor, visual artist and (often) producer experienced in live-action commercials, promos, trailers, behind-the-scenes featurettes, music videos, short films, documentaries – and currently expanding into the all-mighty feature film, formerly known as motion pictures back in the day!

ITʼS NOT HOW FAST YOU CAN DRIVE

| STORYTELLER

I am a storyteller at heart. I enjoy finding the truth and essence of a scene – and the sensibility and spirit of a character – all within the heart of the story. The goal is to best serve the picture. I like to alter and play with time, since we obviously cannot do so in our real lives. But I try.

WHATʼS THE STORY MORNING GLORY

| COLLABORATOR

I enjoy working with passionate like-minded professional people. You can usually find me collaborating with other writers, producers, directors, editors and designers, advertising and hybrid agencies, production companies and networks/studios, on all types of projects, small, medium and big!

WORKING TOGETHER IS SUCCESS

| THE LATEST

Most recently, I collaborated with Indigenous Media and 60 SECOND DOCS on a short documentary trailer for Spike Lee’s new release BlacKkKlansman. In addition, I edited Grammy-winning artist John Legend’s music video for Surefire, which follows a young couple celebrating borderless love. Surefire won a VMA at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards in the category for Best Fight Against The System. I want my MTV!

WEʼLL MAKE THIS OUR KINGDOM

| INSPIRATION

Speaking of, I have attended hundreds of concerts in my life, I think. Each one has a unique story. Ask me about it when you see me. With that, I find passion and inspiration in music, films, art, animals, places and people. I’d rather observe first – then talk. And I don’t like to follow trends, but help create them.

AGAINST THE NORM, PASS IT ON

| ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Over the years, I have most likely edited over one thousand projects. I can thankfully and honestly say that more than one person has viewed my work. I have participated on countless award-winning projects and received several industry awards – including Gold and Silver Addys, Tellys and a super cool Grammy nomination for Gloria Estefan’s ‘Don’t Stop’ worldwide DVD release. Sure, we can do the Conga, since I know that’s what you’re thinking!

ITʼS ALL WITHIN YOUR REACH

| BLACK AND WHITE

I’m all about that. Black and white. Simple. I like to Diversify. Better yet, I prefer to be Distinct. I am also an honored fellow from Film Independent’s (FilmIndependent.org) emerging filmmakers signature program Project Involve – where everyone is, well, distinct and diversified.

SMILE LIKE YOU MEAN IT

| DOWN THE ROAD

And as you read this, I’m expanding my craft into feature films – currently developing the film adaptation of the award-winning novel Lost Paradise,  a lyrical and epic war fable masterfully blended with a poignant and intimate love story during The Great War (Historical Novel Society Award 2013-2014 and The Winston Graham Prize 2016). Inspired by true events, it is the story of William and Diane… (And that’s all I will say).

TECHNICOLOR DREAMS

| BACK HOME

Oh, back to reality, originally from the 305 in Miami, Florida, I work and reside in Los Angeles. There are plenty of things to do in Southern California when I’m not working. And when possible, I like to spend time in Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Australia, the U.K and of course Miami. 

WELCOME HOME

But at this very moment in time, I have to get back to editing.
 
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