Jorge Abreu Jr. is a film maker from New York City. His affinity for films developed at a young age. He was captivated by the medium when he watched “Indiana Jones in the Temple of Doom” for the first time when he was a kid. It had given him a thrill he had not felt before. The movie was like a living comic book. Until then Jorge had only experienced such wonders in the Marvel comics that he bought from the smoke shops, on the way home after school. With the lack of access to film or video cameras, he would put his creative energy into writing short stories and turning them into comic strips. Drawing renditions of his favorite super heroes, and his own comics started his path into the visual arts. This led him to LaGuardia, the famed New York City High School for the Arts. During high school, Jorge started learning photography. He would borrow one of the school's 35mm Pentax manual cameras and took black and white pictures of everything that would catch his eye.
While in college Jorge briefly majored in photography, but later switched to film production studies. Now he has directed, produced, and edited 4 short films. One of them, “Let’s Make a Tape” a short experimental horror film won the audience award at the NYC Horror Film Festival’s Killer Shorts Sudden Death Film Competition, a festival sponsored by The Wizard World Comic Con in 2010. Jorge is now finishing up post-production on his latest film “The Second Cup”. A trailer and link to both film's Facebook fan pages can found by clicking the Directing button above.