JESSE & THE TYPEWRITER SHOP [2012]

U.S. OFFICE MACHINES
5722 N. Figueroa Street
Highland Park, California

Meet Jesse Flores, whose life’s work has helped keep typewriters alive and running in the city of Los Angeles. May 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of his office machine repair business.

Read more HERE.

FEATURED:

KCET DEPARTURES

2013 L.A. ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

Co-Director/Sound Recordist/Original Music: Rani de Leon; Co-Director/Editor/DP: Maya Santos

AN ADVOCATE'S PORTRAIT : BRENT SMITH [2014]

ST. GEORGE HOTEL APARTMENTS, 115 East 3rd Street, L.A., CA 90013

A portrait of resident, Brent Smith, who is a Peer Advocate for Skid Row Housing Trust.

Director/Producer/Editor/2nd Camera: Maya Santos; Motion Graphics: Francisco Garcia Nava; DP: Mike Park; Sound Recordists: Rani de Leon, Charles Gavero; Original Music: Alejandro & Sara Quintanar

AN ADVOCATE'S PORTRAIT : ANTHONY HAYNES [2014]

ABBEY APARTMENTS, 625 San Pedro Street, L.A., CA 90014

A portrait of Anthony Haynes, Senior Peer Advocate for Skid Row Housing Trust.

Director/Producer/Editor/2nd Camera: Maya Santos; Motion Graphics: Francisco Garcia Nava; DP: Mike Park; Sound Recordists: Rani de Leon, Charles Gavero; Original Music: Alejandro & Sara Quintanar

KOFIE @CBRE [2013]

CBRE GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS, 400 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

A portrait of artist, KOFIE

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*Permanently installed at CBRE Global Headquarters

Director/Producer/Editor: Maya Santos; DP: Erskine Bonilla; Sound Recordist: Rani de Leon

BOB & INNER-CITY ARTS [2012]

INNER-CITY ARTS, 720 Kohler St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Co-founder of Inner-City Arts, Bob Bates, recounts his inspiration for founding the place and why after nearly 30 years of teaching art, he has no plans to retire.

Read more HERE.

FEATURED:

KCET DEPARTURES

*Permanently installed at Inner-City Arts

Director/DP/Editor: Maya Santos; 2nd Camera/Sound Recordist/Original Music: Rani de Leon; Producer: Oliver Saria

OLVERA STREET [2014]

A conversation about history and change with some of the oldest family-owned businesses on the street where L.A. was founded. Shot on April 26, 2014 for ONE DAY ON EARTH: YOUR DAY. YOUR CITY. YOUR FUTURE Project

FEATURED:

2015 NEW URBANISM FILM FESTIVAL

Director/DP/Editor: Francisco Garcia Nava; 2nd Camera: Joel Quizon; Producer: Maya Santos