We are comprised of experts from all the diverse mediums of the film industry with uniquely diverse backgrounds to best address the multicultural students we serve.
Luis Horacio Pineda (Born October 31, 1975) is a Mexican and American painter, architectural drafter, muralist, cartoonist, writer, producer and film director. He was born in Nogales, Arizona and raised in Sonora, Mexico. Pineda attended Universidad de Sonora at Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico and the University of Arizona at Tucson, Arizona. Pineda shoots and produces short films, animated films, TV Spots, documentary films, and music videos. As a painter and muralist, Pineda began his interest in film in 1999 when he was studying literature in Mexico. Pineda started drawing, painting, and writing at an early age and these early stages provided the crucial groundwork that is leading Pineda’s development as a filmmaker. Pineda not only has the usual credits of writing and directing his films, he also frequently serves as a storyboard artist, producer, director of photography, and script editor on his films.
Eric Lin Hsu 許得力 is the founder of Yellow Peril Filmworks; a collaborative of writers, filmmakers and actors with a common goal of bringing women, POC, LGBTQ and other under represented communities in front of and behind the camera. He has directed music videos for hip hop artists Snoop Dogg, Wyclef Jean, Montel Jordan and more. His films have screened in festivals around the world including the International Film Awards Berlin and the VC Asian American Film Festival. His films have picked up awards at Urbanworld Film Festival, The New Orleans Media Experience, and the LGBT NY Pill Awards. Eric recently curated an art exhibit called ERASED: Asian Americans In Hollywood, a retrospective celebration. This interactive installation series shed light on the achievements of Asian American cinema stars or yesterday and today. The exhibit also turned an eye to the century long Hollywood phenomenon of yellow face.
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