Josh Ortiz is an award-winning Filipino-American filmmaker from San Francisco, California who now resides in Orlando, Florida. He has produced videos for star athlete and actor Shaquille O'Neal, Celebrity Chef Buddy Valastro aka The Cake Boss, as well as international companies such as Booking.com. In 2014, Ortiz submitted his short film Listen to Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's HBO TV Show Project Greenlight and was awarded Most Unique Short Film, standing out against thousands of entries from across the nation. Listen went on to screen at multiple high school assemblies and film festivals. Ortiz has been featured on NBC News, Yahoo, The Daily Dot, Rappler and several other international news outlets. (click text for articles). In August of 2015, Ortiz joined forces with cinematographers Alvin Teves and Austin Burke to create Aja On Tour. Their film Wake Up won Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Cinematography at the Orlando 48 Hour Film Project. Out of 4,500 entries, Wake Up was recently chosen as 1 of the 12 international short films to screen at the 2016 Festival De Cannes. Ortiz is currently writing his first feature length script "The Clean Slates."
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