Director/Cinematographer/Producer, Eliana Alvarez Martinez is currently serving as both a producer and the director of photography on the feature documentary, “Strat-O-Matic: The Movie,” scheduled for release in 2012. Her most recent short film, “The Storyteller” premiered at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, was invited to The Gijón International Film Festival, The Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival and Pepe Bocanegra Film Festival where Alvarez was awarded the prize for Best Director.
Her previous film, “5 Pointz” was selected by The Gijon international Film Festival, The Brooklyn Film Festival, The University of Juarez Film Festival and The Pepe Bocanegra Film Festival.
Alvarez started making short films at the age of sixteen, and had already begun working as a Director, Cinematographer and Production Manager in Spanish television before she graduated with her degree in Image and Sound from Escuela Superior de Imagen y Sonido “Geninifor”. She continued to distinguish herself in the Spanish industry for six years before deciding to make the big jump to New York in 2008. Within months, she was well ensconced in the film business here as well. And by January of 2010, she had been granted a “Distinguished Artist” visa by the U.S. government.
During the short time she’s been in New York, Alvarez has also and served as Director of Photography on three nationally broadcast music videos, more than twenty short films, the documentary “Hindu Summer Camp” and the feature film, “Indebted,” produced by Ahmad Razvi, of “Man Push Cart” fame.
Alvarez Martinez’ corporate clients currently include: FormuLatin Public Relations Agency, Bohemia Beer, El Jimador Tequila and PaidContent.
She also graduated from the Filmmaking Program at The New York Film Academy where she now teaches.