Josh Ortiz is an award-winning Filipino-American filmmaker from San Francisco, California who now resides in Orlando, Florida. In 2014, Ortiz submitted his film "Listen" to Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's HBO TV Show Project Greenlight and was awarded Most Unique Short Film, standing out against thousands of entries from across the nation. Listen went on to screen at multiple high school assemblies and film festivals. In 2015, His film Wake Up won Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Cinematography at the Orlando 48 Hour Film Project. Out of 4,500 entries, Wake Up was chosen as 1 of the 12 international short films to screen at the 2016 Festival De Cannes. He has produced videos for star athlete and actor Shaquille O'Neal, Celebrity Chef Buddy Valastro aka The Cake Boss, as well as international companies such as Booking.com. Ortiz has been featured on NBC News, Yahoo, Orlando Weekly, The Daily Dot, Rappler and several other international news outlets. In 2016, Ortiz was a camera operator on a show on the History Channel. He just completed a 3,500-mile drive across America to film and direct a documentary for the Drive For Men's Health. He is also working on a feature documentary on the life of Quinton Aaron from the Oscar Nominated film The Blind Side
He holds a US passport and is available for international and domestic projects.
I have been in the industry since 2008.
Josh has proven to be masterful in all applications of video work and film; able to create documentaries for companies that showcase their grit and mission, skillfully compiling footage that highlight the energy and ambience of an event, and even creating compelling narrative films. I am continually impressed by his work and the driving emotion behind it; I recommend him completely for any projects with heart.
Josh is an incredibly talented filmmaker. Artistic eye, keen attention to detail. I wholeheartedly recommend him for anyone needing an agile and intuitive shooter.