I designed meetAnthony.com as a place to gather things I make — short films, writing, pictures.
While planning the site, I imagined a section on creative change accompanying the creations. Having lived and travelled in South America, I knew I wanted a section on Latin America to share left-leaning news stories on a part of the world I love. And I knew I wanted a weblog, or creative notebook, to feature current projects and expand on ideas from this site.
My educational influences range from Latin American studies to film production. I’ve worked for three production companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, editing, shooting, supervising music rights, and producing a play at Fort Mason Center’s Cowell Theatre. My most recent studies include graduate film directing at UCLA, graduate screenwriting at CSUN, directing for theatre, and playwriting.
I enjoy creating. When I make something, I ask questions, find my way in the world, laugh, and poke myself and others. If I keep creating, I imagine all these funny-shaped pieces from my imagination will fit together like stones in a wall at Machu Picchu, offering a glimpse of sky and mountains, reward for not having stayed too long on the main path.
I hope this website is an inspiration for creativity as much as a collection of creative efforts.