DIRECTING / PRODUCING
Ace Cruz was raised in Los Angeles, California. He aspired to be in the film industry since he was 13 years old. He graduated from University of Southern California Theater School with Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Drama.
After graduating from college he started his career as a theater actor and then ventured into doing several Hollywood independent films. After 1O years in the theater world, he went back to USC film school to study writing and directing. Ace made 6 independent Hollywood films, one winning an Award for best picture at the Action International Film Festival in Hollywood, California in 2009 titled "Outrage" starring Michael Madsen. Ace has attended the American Film Market and Cannes Film Festival for the past 12 years to study and comprehend the psychology of his audience in order to make films that will be appealing to the world market.
Ace has worked with Hollywood actors like Michael Madsen (Sin City, Kill Bill), Lee Majors (Six Million Dollar man), Michael Pare' (Streets of Fire), Natasha Lyonne (American Pie), Michael Berryman (Hills have Eyes) and many more.
INSTRUCTORS & GUEST SPEAKERS
ALEJANDRO LEDA - FILM DISTRIBUTION
JEFFREY ANDRICK - FILM FINANCING
RUSSELL BOAST - CASTING DIRECTOR
NICK TABRI - WRITER / DIRECTOR / EDITOR
VIRGINIE BOURDIN - VFX ART DIRECTOR
EDDIE J. FERNANDEZ - STUNTS
ACE CRUZ - DIRECTING / PRODUCING
RICHARD MORSE - ENTERTAINMENT LAW
CONNIE COOPER - ACTING
TIM STORMS - STUNTS
DUSTIN ELLIS - SCREENWRITING
LANE RAICHERT - STORYBOARDING / SCRIPT WRITING & VIDEO GAME PRODUCTION
JAIME MOSS - FILMMAKING
PENCY KINNARD - VFX
PEPPI TSUI - VFX