A Little About Me...
My name is Emilio Miguel Torres and I am an award-winning writer, director, editor, producer, cinematographer, graphic designer, and photographer who loves to work with awesome people to create meaningful projects.
I grew up in a small town in Alaska called Ketchikan, but currently live in Washington state. In May of 2021, I received my BFA in Film & Television Production from New York University's prestigious film program at the Tisch School of the Arts.
I currently work for the Kent School District as a multimedia communications specialist. This role allows me to make content full-time during the day. On my own time, I work with a variety of clients and collaborators in the Pacific Northwest through my production company: Torres Productions, LLC.
Despite the immense challenges of recent years, I fought hard to still find opportunities to create. I possess an intense desire to spend my life collaborating with others to tell stories visually, and I never let anything get in the way of my dreams. Since summer of 2020, I have shot, directed, and edited countless client projects as well as personal projects including commercials, social media promos, documentaries, virtual video productions, web series episodes, and even two feature-length narrative films.
In spring of 2021, I wrote, directed, and edited my NYU thesis short film: Valor & Sacrifice, which was selected for multiple film festivals including the National Film Festival For Talented Youth and the Tacoma Film Festival. It also won the first prize Kalborg Award at the NYU New Visions & Voices Film Festival.
The same year, I raised over $21,500 through an immensely successful crowdfunding campaign for a follow-up short film: The Ladder, a drama sci-fi project that was shot in my hometown in Alaska. That project has been selected for several festivals including the Anchorage International Film Festival and Wyoming International Film Festival and continues to screen at others.
I am currently in post-production on my newest short film, The Fix, a Latinx family drama. Updates on that project and other creative pursuits coming soon.