SOMOS CREATIVE

Andrés Otero

At 18, Andrés immigrated to the United States where he worked full-time and learned English before obtaining his green card which allowed him to enroll in college. A decade later, his professional career continued as a video journalist creating content for the New York Times, NY Daily News, and NY Post, followed by a seven-year tenure as a content producer for PR Newswire as their first multilingual content producer.


Andrés was drawn to the early days of AR/VR/XR and drone technology, investing in equipment and courses to learn 360° storytelling. His passion for this space has earned him collaborations with CAA and The Endless creating consumer engagement products, and most recently as a 360° tour creator for Virtual Tech Designs. He plans to one day use these technologies to create a feature film. 


Andrés’ filmmaking credits include associate editor for the documentary BLAST!, and producer for the upcoming documentary, “How to Power a City”.  He won a National Board of Review Award for his documentary short “Leaving Ground Zero '' which also won first prize for the Videomaker magazine’s 2008 short video contest, was screened in CUNY Film Festival and the 2009 Grass Roots Media Conference.


In the last few years, Andrés has been developing his first feature, Slab City Trip, while taking workshops with the Sundance Co//ab courses including “Script Writing: Core Elements”, “Directing: Workshopping Your Feature Film” and “Directing Actors”.

"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."

Sara Cohen

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.”

Alejandra Schrader

Celebrity Chef

 

"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."

 

Lisa Jasper

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!"

Andrea Weckstein

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!"

Jaime Geiger

PR Professional, Biosector 2