Cinematic Productions


Of Love and Shadows writer, director


Feature film based on Isabel Allende’s novel, starring Antonio Banderas & Jennifer Connelly.  Completed May 1994. Released by MIRAMAX.



Doña Bárbara writer, director


Feature based on Rómulo Gallego’s novel of the same name.  Starring Jorge Perugorria & Esther Goris.  Completed 1998.   Released by UNIVERSAL PICTURES.


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Almost a Woman:  writer, director


Based on the novel Almost a Woman, by Esmeralda Santiago

Released in the United States September 15, 2002 by PBS.


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One Hot Summer aired on Lifetime


nominated for Best TV Movie 2010 IMAGEN AWARD


The Violinist director




The Middlemen director




Neurosis on Wheels director, 1981


A satire of our traffic, our everyday drama where life and death travel together on our highways.  A call to do things right.

Compadre, ¿qué Está Pasando? director




Other Productions

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