Carlos Avila
Executive Producer / Writer / Director

Avila created the television series FOTO-NOVELAS in 1997. The four half-hour dramas were inspired by the Mexican and Latin-American pulp novel and comic book tradition. He made his feature film directorial debut in 2000 with Price of Glory (New Line Cinema), for which he received 2001 American Latino Media Arts Award for Best Director. His short film Distant Water won the Gran Prix at the inaugural Film Festival of International Cinema Students in Tokyo and went on to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival, The Whitney Museum in New York, the Americas Film Festival in Washington D.C. and San Antonio’s CineFestival. A graduate of the UCLA’s School of Film and Television, Avila grew up in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park.

 

Production Credits

“Broken Sky”

Executive Producer
Carlos Avila

Produced by
Debra J. Olchick

Starring
Robert Beltran Victor Campos

Story by
Carlos Avila & Bennett Cohen & Edit Villarreal

Teleplay by
Bennett Cohen &
Edit Villarreal

Directed by
Carlos Avila

Cast(In Order of Appearance)
Rodrigo Cortinas
Victor Campos
Mario Cortinas
Robert Beltran
Mr. Thomas
Carl Savering
Rosario Cortinas
Diana Uribe
Mila
Irene Gonzales
Young Rodrigo
Carlos Sanchez
Detention Official
Brent Smiga
Doctor
Richard Dillard
Baby Mario
Xoe Rae Cano
Nando
Richard Coca
Steve Wolf
Stunt Player

Casting by
Patrick Baca, C.S.A.

Music by
Nicholas Rivera

Director of Photography
Carlos Gonzalez

Production Designer
Reiko Kobayashi

Editor
Thom Calderon

Costume Designer
Elaine Montalvo

Music Supervisor
Margaret Guerra Rogers

Stunt Coordinator
Michael Moody

Visual Effects
Richard Malzahn

Unit Production Manager
Debra J. Olchick

First Assistant Director
Joel Nishimine

Second Assistant Director
James Borrego

Special Effects
Wolf Stuntworks

San Antonio Casting
Beth Sepko

Production Coordinator
Fernando Cano II

Assistant Prod. Coordinator
Candi Mascorro

Production Accountant
Linda Brattain

Script Supervisor
Kim Flores

Post Production Supervisor/ Assistant Editor
Susan Demskey-Horiuchi

Set Decorator
Randy Smith Huke

Art Director
Ana Martinez

Leadman
Gary Ledyardo

On Set Dresser
John Parker

Set Dresser
Cory Parker

Set Dresser
Mark Sullivan

Buyer
Amy Bell

Swing
Robert White

Swing
Mike Gillespie

Department Assistant
Karen Flores

Construction Coodinator
Jesus "Chuy" Carrera

Carpenter
Raul V. Carrera

Carpenter
Rick Pratt

Lead Scenic
Christina Blackledge

Scenic
Kelley Collopy-Hankins

Prop Master
Rob Janecka

Assistant Prop Master
Jay F. McCuin

Prop Makers
Raul V. Carrera Archie Hankins Rick Pratt

Storyboards
Richard Poulain

Additional Storyboards
Eli Flores

1st Assistant Camera
Isaac Garza, Jr.

2nd Assistant Camera
Zach Nasits

Steadicam Operator
Ralph Watson

B Camera 1st Assistant
Rob McGrath

Camera Assistant
Larry Sanchez

Key Hair Stylist
Melizah Schmidt

Key Make-up Artist
Cyndi Skye

Set Costumer
Yvonne Wilburn

Seamstress
Catherine Johnson

Chief Lighting Technician
Robert Reynolds

Best Boy Electric
Mark Mims

Electricians
Danny Navarette
Jeremy Sartoria

Key Grip
Greg Lomas

Best Boy Grip
Cesar Quintanilla

Dolly Grips
Eric Demario
Kurt Kornemauu

Grips
Orlando Mora
Rusty Steubing

Location Manager
Danny Ramos

Location Sound Mixer
Mack Melson

Boom Operator
Kaye Cruz

Transportation Coordinator
Greg Faucett

Drivers
David McAree
Dwayne Haeuisher
Russell Scott

2nd 2nd Assistant Director
Gilda Longoria

Set Production Assistants
Ryan McMichael
Carlos Campos

Office Production Assistants
Daniel Maldonado
Janet Rojas

Set Medic
Rhett L. Pegues

Camera Interns
Frank Arechiga
Aaron Harmon

Catering by
Reel Gourmet

Craft Service
Matt Bell

Still Photographer
Morris Goen

Supervising Sound Editor
Frank Gaeta

Re-Recording Mixer
Joe Barnett

Foley Mixer
Derek Vanderhorst

Foley Artist
Dustin O' Halloran

Assistant Sound Editor
Dennis Twitty

Los Angeles Casting Assistant
Dave Baratta
"La Suburban y La Bronco" performed by Fredy Y Sus Norteños
courtesy of Promusa Records/Leboot Entertainment

Very Special Thanks to:
Woody Guthrie for the inspiration and the beautiful song,
“Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)”

In memory of those Farmworkers who perished in the January 28, 1948 airplane crash in Los Gatos Canyon near Coalinga, California.

 

“Junkyard Saints”

Executive Producer
Carlos Avila

Produced by
Debra J. Olchick

Starring
Jeremy Ray Valdez
Leon Singer
Ramon Franco

Written and Directed by
Carlos Avila

Cast(In Order of Appearance)

Pastor Rojas
Richard Fiallos

Gina Rios
Lorina Zapata

Raquel Rios
Silvana Gallardo

Lalo Flores
Jeremy Ray Valdez

Cesar
Jeremiah Ocanas

Danny
Enrique Bravo

Junior
Francis Sanchez

Clemente
Leon Singer

Ray Ochoa
Ramon Franco

Martin
Julio Cedillo

Gil
Eduardo Garza

Mechanic
Hector Garcia

Matthew and Michael Perales
Baby Jesse

Stunt Player
Johnny Cann

Casting by
Patrick Baca, C.S.A.

Music by
The Angel

Director of Photography
James L. Carter

Production Designer
Reiko Kobayashi

Editor
Thom Calderon

Costume Designer
Elaine Montalvo

Stunt Coordinator
Jeff Schwann

Music Supervisor
Margaret Guerra Rogers

Unit Production Manager
Debra J. Olchick

First Assistant Director
Joel Nishimine

Second Assistant Director
James Borrego

San Antonio Casting
Beth Sepko

Production Coordinator
Fernando Cano II

Assistant Prod. Coordinator
Candi Mascorro

Production Accountant
Linda Brattain

Script Supervisor
Margery Kimbrough

Post Production Supervisor/Assistant Editor
Susan Demskey-Horiuchi

Set Decorator
Randy Smith Huke

Leadman
Gary Ledyardo

On Set Dresser
John Parker

Set Dressers
Cory Parker
Mark Sullivan

Buyer
Debbie Haber

Swing
Mike Gillespie

Department Assistant
Karen Flores

Construction Coordinator
Archie Hankins

Carpenter
Rick Pratt

Lead Scenic
Kelly Collopy Hankins

Prop Master
Rob Janecka

Assistant Prop Master
Jay F. McCuin

Storyboards
Richard Poulain

1st Assistant Camera
Isaac Garza, Jr.

2nd Assistant Camera
Zach Nasits

Steadicam Operator
Ralph Watson

B Camera 1st Assistant
Don Howe

B Camera 2nd Assistant Loader
Adam Schwartz

B Camera 2nd Assistant / Loader
Sarah Bowman

Camera Assistant
Larry Sanchez

2nd Unit Director of Photography
Isaac Garza

2nd Unit - 1st Assistant Camera
Zach Nasits

Key Hair Stylist
Melizah Schmidt

Key Make-up Artist
John McBurney

Set Costumer
Yvonne Wilburn

Additional Set Costumer
Robert Mitchell

Chief Lighting Technician
Robert Reynolds

Best Boy Electric
Jeremy Sartoria

Electricians
Danny Navarette
Matt Fliehler
Matt Cowan

Key Grip
Greg Lomas

Best Boy Grip
Cesar Quintanilla

Dolly Grips
Eric Demazio
Kurt Kornemauu

Grips
Orlando Mora
Rusty Steubing

Location Manager
Danny Ramos

Special Effects
Wolf Stuntworks

Location Sound Mixer
Mack Melson
Alex Herrerea

Boom Operator
Kaye Cruz
John Bentley

Transportation Coordinators
Greg Faucett
Martin Wells

Drivers
David McAree
Dwayne Haeuisher
Russell Scott

2nd 2nd Assistant Director
Gilda Longoria

Set Production Assistants
Ryan McMichael
Joseph Mascorro
Anastasia Veltri

Los Angeles Casting Assistant
Dave Baratta

Office Production Assistants
Daniel Maldonado Janet Rojas

Locations Assistant
Frank Arechiga

Set Medic
Rhett L. Pegues

Set Nurses
Kari Roberts
Diane Roll

Camera Intern
Robert Garcia

Catering by
Reel Gourmet Catering

Craft Service
Kristie Rodriguez
Toni Roque
Candus Roque

Still Photographer
Joanna Zamarron

Supervising Sound Editor
Frank Gaeta

Re-Recording Mixer
Joe Barnett

Foley Mixer
Derek Vanderhorst

Foley Artist
Dustin O’ Halloran

Assistant Sound Editor
Dennis Twitty
“State of Emergency” performed by 2 Hard 2 Lift
courtesy of Transcend Records
“Trapped” performed by Devoneer
courtesy of Transcend Records
“Noche De Tristeza” performed by Victor Avila
courtesy of Isis / Osiris Music

“Foto-Novelas” Main Title Music by
Marcos Loya

“Foto-Novelas” Main Title Sequence
The Krislin Company

“Foto-Novela” Images
YU & Co.

Laboratory
Image Lab

Video Post Production
Level 3 Post

Film Stock
Kodak Motion Picture Film
The Producers wish to especially thank the following people, who without their support this production would not have been possible:
Kurt Kaya
Leighton Chapman, San Antonio Film Commission
The City of San Antonio, Texas
Tom Copeland, Texas Film Commission
Chris Russo, Eastman Kodak Company
Kelli Bingham, Larry Hezzelwood,
Jeff Greener, Panavision Company/TFN Lighting
Ted Sinclair, Screen Actors Guild
Stan McCormick & Susan Murr, Frost National Bank
Bill Howell
Doug Scroggins, Lost Birds Aviation
George Ellison, Western Aerospace Museum
Bob Hofford
Tim O’Krongley, Stinson Municipal Airport
Howard Lowry, Stinson Air Center
Dale Whiteside, Whiteside’s Fuel
Nancy Kelpo, Woodfield Suites
Ken Persyn, Geraldine Dausin, Henry Verstraeten, Paul Carter
Mario Del Bello, Dr. Rawstock Digital Division
Robert Glass and Carolyn Grant,
Jennifer Fong, YU& Co.
Augustine Cortez, Jr., Barbed Wire Grill
Eleazar Martinez, Eleazar Martinez,Jr., Brothers Auto Parts
Complete Foreign Auto Parts
Greater Grandview Baptist Church
Route 5 Lounge

Produced in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB)
Foto-Novelas 2 was produced by Echo Park Films Inc. which is solely responsible for its content.
©2003 Carlos Avila all rights reserved