Thanks for visiting, my name is Oliver Quintanilla. I am an independent filmmaker with experience in online digital advertising. I work as freelance web producer for advertising agencies overseeing the production of digital advertising campaigns. I also collaborate with freelance developers and designers producing responsive websites and Flash projects. I have also worked on film and video production, through the years I have been involved in several projects in different capacities. I enjoy collaborating with creative and motivated teams in which I participate from conception to final online distribution and promotion.
On the filmmaking field I have focused on documentary filmmaking and have Directed, Produced and Edited two documentaries. The first one is titled “Oaxaca Day of the Dead”, it is about that Mexican Holiday in the southern state of Oaxaca. It has screened at National Geographic Society, Dallas Museum of Art, Mexican American Cultural Center, Firehouse Art Center, South Florida Day of the Dead Celebration, L.A. Day of the Dead, and Oaxaca Film Festival. Recently, I completed “Little Saints”, a documentary about Shamanism and the use of psilocybe mushrooms for physical and psychological healing and spiritual advancement. For this project I got a grant from All Roads Film Project from National Geographic that supported the post-production expenses.
I have always been attracted to the cinematic art form, and for a few years right after college, I worked as a camera assistant in several TV commercials, music videos and a couple features. As time went by, I made the transition to Cinematographer and Director.
I have always been interested in web design and development because while I was in college I had a job maintaining a website for a cine club that screened independent and hard to find films. So both activities have been hand in hand for the majority of my career. At the beginning I was doing it all, web designing and development, specifically focused in Flash websites, as technologies became more elaborate and specialized, I started collaborating with other designers and developers, and eventually progressing into web production.