Creators of the Series
Miguel Torres has over 9 years of business experience, as well as, over 15 years of video production experience. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Radio, Television & Film, from California State University, Northridge, with his emphasis in Film Production. His expertise is as a Camera Operator, Editor, and Producer, as well as a Public Relations figure. He has produced nationally recognized work and serves on the Roosevelt High School Alumni Foundation Advisory Board of Directors and is a founding boardmember for the Dionicio Morales Foundation. In 2008, he launched Angel Flight Media, a multi-media video production company.
He was an Associate Producer on the children’s television show, “Solo Para Niños” which aired on KVEA - Channel 52 Telemundo and Production Assistant on “Acción 22” for KWHY – Channel 22.
His credits include Co-Producer of the “Imagen” Award, “Chicano/a Latino Film Festival” and “Latino Spirit Award” winning documentary, “Symbol of Heart”, served as an Associate Producer on “In Search of Aztlan”, featuring Culture Clash and Lupe Ontiveros and Associate Producer and In Charge of Field Production for the nationally televised show, “College Baseball Weekly” for Fox College Sports. He is currently Producing a documentary trailer for the Gabrielino/Tongva Indian Nation and doing Camera Operator work for www.saberhacer.com, owned and operated by former news anchor, Michelle Ruiz. He is doing freelance work and editing for www.radaronline.com and freelance editing for CNN Español. Currently, he’s producing the 2010 Imagen Awards nominated web-series, “Let’s Talk” Episodes for Latin Heat. Episodes can be seen on www.letstalkshow.tv. He is currently developing an independent web series entitled, “Encounters”, scheduled to launch in the Fall 2010 on the web. He currently wrapped Producing Behind the Scenes of the film, “Pizza Man”, starring Frankie Muniz, Shelly Long, Michael Gross and Dallas Page. He produced music videos for up and coming artist, Andres Mendoza and Daniel Muñoz’s “El Ausente.
His Pilot Show Producer Credits include “Xtreme College Baseball”, “El Millonario del Pueblo”, and “A Second Chance”, and webpisodes for “Latin Heat Entertainment” and “Golf con Danny Garcia.” His PSA Credits includes Producing, “You are Not Alone”, tri-lingual (English, Spanish & Chinese) versions for Familia Unida, Living with Multiple Sclerosis.
His ability to multi-task on various projects have given him the ability to produce some of today’s most moving gala vignettes for such clients as World Gym International “Hall of Fame”, The California Latino Caucus Institute, MALDEF, TELACU, the Roosevelt High School Alumni Foundation “Hall of Fame”, White Memorial Medical Center, The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, The Journey House and The California Wellness Foundation; just to name a few.
His overall Producer’s credits include producing Television Pilots, Public Service Announcements, Music Videos, Gala Vignettes, Documentaries, B-Roll Coverage, & Internet ready video footage as well as knowledge of Final Cut Pro editing system.
His volunteer work includes participation at the “5th Annual Wheel Chair Wash” for Familia Unida, The Roosevelt High School Alumni Foundation “Hall of Fame” events; plus Chairing the 2006 - 2008 Hall of Fame event, Proyecto Pastoral’s “Night of Poetry” Event, and facilitating the Local Media for the annual high school football game between Garfield and Roosevelt High School’s, known as “The East Los Angeles Classic.”
Mauricio Mendoza was born in Davis, California, but was raised
in Colombia, South American. Holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts
with an Emphasis in Musical Theatre from United States
International University in San Diego. He also received his
M.F.A. from the University of San Diego and the Old Globe
actor professional training program. For the last sixteen years
Mauricio has worked continuously in Los Angeles appearing in
film, television and theatrical productions.
He successfully completed three seasons as a series regular on Showtime’s Resurrection Blvd., as well as one season on the Telemundo/ Sony Tri-Star series, Angeles. Most recently, Mauricio has been working on an ongoing prime time soap opera, HACIENDA HEIGHTS. Mauricio’s just completed two projects, feature films Unknowns & Hearts of Man.
Film and television credits include: La sorpresa del katch, Confessions of a gangster, The Shifting, Law and Order LA, The Nine lives of Chole, Judging Amy, 24, King of Queens, Babylon 5, Undercovers, NCIS, Lincoln Heights, Cold Case, Virgin of Akron Ohio, Just for Kicks, Days of our lives, WingCommander, Everybody Hates Chris, Sueños de Fama, Searchof Aztlan and Blow starring Johnny Depp.
Theatre credits include: Water & Power, School of the Americas, The Fantastic’s, Nine, Into the Woods, Zoot Suit, West Side Story, Man of La Mancha, Evita, Zorro Live, Much Ado about Nothing, Taming of the Shrew, Lalo Guerrero, Fastasma, a 1940’s version of Romeo and Juliet, Ed Begley, Jr.’s critically acclaimed musical Cesar and Ruben, as well as director of La Posada Magica for Hispanic Arts Theatre. He often shares the stage with his twin brother Carlos Mendoza in The New Mambo Kings, a musical revue which he conceived and co-created with Carlos, he also serves as executive producer of Angels Flight Productions and Imagen nominated web series Encounters, which you can find at www.encounterswebseries.com