Andrés found his passion for film watching double features in a small-town theater in Colombia where he would spend the summers with his dad and uncle as a child. Andrés immigrated to the United States at 18 and studied Film & Media at Hunter College. While balancing cultural assimilation, marriage, divorce, and being the father of two, André's career took off working as a news predator for the New York Times, NYDaily News and NYPost, followed by a seven-year tenure as the first multilingual content producer for Multivu/PRNewswire.
In the last few years, Andrés has been quietly building his skill set to direct his first feature, Slab City Trip. He discovered Slab City and its residents at a time that he was pining to tell personal stories inspired by his family. This lawless land of misfits is the perfect backdrop for Andrés to synthesize the duality of the human experience.
"I worked with Andres and his team at Somos Creative to create a promotional video for the Friends of St. Jude Spring Gala this year. He was gracious in helping to explain the process to me, he provided great feedback and ideas for the focus of the video, and was prompt and professional in all of our communications. I will definitely be working with Andres again and would highly recommend him and his team..."
Laura K. Wise
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - ALSAC
"We really enjoyed working with Andres and the SOMOS team. From the ideation stage to the final product, SOMOS was able to create what we asked for. SOMOS was easy to communicate with, arrived on-time to the video shoot and turned around the edited video in just a few days. We will definitely be using the team again."
Marketing Specialist, Lyft
“I'm so grateful to have had Andres as "the voice in my ear". From early hours, he made sure to connect with me and made me feel at ease. His realistic and spot-on culture-based approach, feedback, and words of advice definitely helped to have a successful SMT.”
"Are all your producers as good as Andres? He really was fantastic, better than any other producer I've worked with. I'm curious because as I mentioned, we typically work with [competitor] and I wanted to know if Andres was an exception, or if all of your producers match up to his degree of professionalism and message coaching."
Senior Vice President VP+C
"Andres offered to help me out with a last-minute project which was awesome. He was thoughtful and organized in the short lead up to the event. He asked valuable questions and made sure he had my list for content capture. The end product was great and he delivered the edited content the next day. His experience as a content producer was a great help as he didn't require any direction and knew exactly what the client was looking for. Andres is great at what he does and I enjoyed working with him. I would recommend and definitely use him again!"
Agent at CAA
"Andres, Thank you! As you know we jumped into this project halfway, and are grateful to your team for being so patient and working through every last detail with us. Looking forward to working with you again!"
PR Professional, Biosector 2