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MILK TEETH

2020

 

An orphanage spirals into mayhem when a boy discovers a shadowy creature who comes to collect more than just the children's teeth…

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REVIEWS

 

Milk Teeth blew me away with its del Toro-esque… everything. Not only is it a period piece at a boy’s orphanage, there’s a gruesome tooth fairy monster that both gives and takes away. Incredible production and art design, direction, creature effects, and cinematography. Vargas is exceptionally talented and I expect to hear a whole lot more from and about him in the future.

Michelle "Izzy" Galgana

Screen Anarchy

Channeling Guillermo del Toro, this tale about the tooth fairy makes for a memorable & haunting children's story. Some excellent direction by Felipe Vargas here, someone to keep an eye out for.

 

Nick

Bite Size Review

A macabre blend of WTF and cinematic beauty, via the Del Toro nightmare gallery! I love everything about this short!

 

Jay Kay

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

A wonderful blend of a shared nightmare AND shared battle we face growing up. It is also very well crafted -- I cringed HARD!

 

Macon Wilson

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

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IN ANOTHER PLACE

2019

 

With no final destination in sight, an adventurous couple takes a leave-it-all-behind road trip north as their relationship falls apart.

GRAPEFRUIT & HEAT DEATH!

2019

 

An astronomy lesson on the scope of the universe sends a pair of high schoolers on an odyssey into the mind and out to the galaxies.

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THE GUIDE

2018

 

From a mysterious void, a guardian angel-like figure guides a man through his first romance.

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SUMMER'S END

2018

On the final day of summer, a soon-to-be college student struggles to reconcile unraveling relations to his parents, girlfriend, and home.

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DISTANT

2017

A couple celebrates their anniversary thousands of miles apart.

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VESSEL

2017

After his wife's passing, a South Floridian carpenter carves his grandson a toy boat, as he contemplates life's voyage...

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MIGHTY

2016

An extravagant imagination and an extraordinary incident help a young girl discover the hero within her.

PROCESSING

2016

At the end of their ropes, two strangers find themselves in an unusual waiting room for the dead.

A FIERCE CALM

2015

Longing for some peace during an insanely hectic week, a frenzied teenager rethinks his chaotic lifestyle.

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SUNBEAMS ON GREEN FELT

2018

Drama, Magical Realism

In a rural Colombian town, a deaf-blind boy is taught to communicate and experience the world by his older brother.

HollyShorts Film Festival 2019 Screenplay Finalist.

Scout Film Festival 2018 Emerging Filmmaker Finalist.

Shortlisted USC Senior Thesis Screenplay.

AFTERIMAGES

2020

Family Drama, Science-Fiction

In a world where our Five most impactful memories are orally printed as polaroids upon death, a teenager uses his estranged grandfather's Five to learn more about his life despite his mom's refusal.

One of four selected screenplays to be created as a University of Southern California Senior Thesis Film.

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FOOTSTEPS ON THE CEILING

2019

Horror, Period Piece

Amidst the Black Plague, a young girl faces a supernatural entity on the ceiling of her deceased older brother's room.

ARTIFACTS

2020

Drama, Based on a True Story

Inspired by revolutionary true events, a biochemist discovers the oldest human remains in the Americas ever found - those of a young woman excavated in an underwater Yucatan cave system, evoking the scientist's memories of her own late daughter.

Scout Film Festival 2020 Emerging Filmmaker Semi-Finalist.

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LOTERÍA

Series

Fantasy, Adventure, Magical Realism

In Development at Norman Lear's ACT III Productions.

Creators Alberto Belli and Juan Pablo Reyes.

THE GUIDE

Feature

Fantasy, Magical Realism

From a lonely field in the timeless beyond, a melancholic guardian angel guides the clashing inhabitants of a house on a hill towards happiness, invisibly steering their tangled lives with her wagon full of magical items through pyramids of screens.

AMAZONIA

Feature

Horror, Period Piece

Based on Colombia’s terrifying myth of La Patasola, this 16th century horror tale follows a protective mother whose mute daughter goes missing in the Amazon jungle where a shape-shifting creature lurks.

HIGH EXPOSURE

Series

Thriller, Fantasy/Sci-Fi

In a world where our nine most impactful memories print out upon death, a retired detective is seemingly indicted for murder in one of her departed mother's photographs. She must prove her innocence as her ex co-workers close in on her, while retracing her estranged mother's life through the Nine photos she left behind.

Based on Afterimages.

 

InRoads screenwriting Competition Finalist.

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MILK TEETH

Feature

Horror, Fantasy, Period Piece

An orphanage spirals into mayhem when a boy discovers a shadowy creature who comes to collect more than just the children's teeth…

Based on award-winning short film, Milk Teeth.

In collaboration with writer Nick Lopez.

 
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BREAKING THEIR SILENCE

WOMEN ON THE FRONTLINE OF THE POACHING CRISIS

Documentary Feature

An orphanage spirals into mayhem when a boy discovers a shadowy creature who comes to collect more than just the children's teeth…

Co-edited with Eric Pritchard.

Directed by Kerry David.

As seen on:

OVER & ABOVE AFRICA

2018 - 2020

 

Various short-form documentary films for Over & Above Africa, a project-based, anti-poaching non-profit organization.

Including:

  • Pangolin Tracking Telemetry Project

  • Park Rangers' Bicycle Hand-over Project

  • Zululand Conservation Trust Project

  • Rhino De-Horning Educational Project

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Award-winning, boldly innovative editing work.

All of the above films were edited by Felipe Vargas, besides Milk Teeth and The Guide.

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GRAPEFRUIT & HEAT DEATH!

2019

 

An astronomy lesson on the scope of the universe sends a pair of high schoolers on an odyssey into the mind and out to the galaxies.

IN ANOTHER PLACE

2019

 

With no final destination in sight, an adventurous couple takes a leave-it-all-behind road trip north as their relationship falls apart.

SUMMER'S END

2018

On the final day of summer, a soon-to-be college student struggles to reconcile unraveling relations to his parents, girlfriend, and home.

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OPEN SECRET

Documentary Feature

 

A white professor teams up with an outspoken black reverend to tackle racial bias and the unchecked sexual abuse of minors stemming back over 3 decades in a Southern school district .

Directed by Kerry David.

Coming soon...

 
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WELCOME TO WURSTKÜCHE

2019

A four part series of one minute advertisements, promoting the beloved Los Angeles restaurant chain of Würstkuche.

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SOCCER REEL WORK

2013 - 2016

A series of videography and editing work highlighting over a dozen soccer player, including professional World Cup player George Acosta.

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