Felipe Vargas

Director | Writer | Editor @ University of Southern California

Felipe Vargas is a Colombian-Floridian Director in the realm of awe-inspiring magical realism: heartfelt stories with a twist of fantasy, science-fiction, or horror. Felipe's short film "The Guide", about a guardian... read on
Location: Miami, Florida
Focus: Filmmaker, Editor, Writer, Film
    
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Coverage Regions: Africa Latin America USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Years of experience: 3 to 5
Felipe Vargas is a Colombian-Floridian Director in the realm of awe-inspiring magical realism: heartfelt stories with a twist of fantasy, science-fiction, or horror.

Felipe's short film "The Guide", about a guardian angel-like young girl guiding a man through his first love, premiered online at DUST, where it garnered over 3.4 million views and is among the most viewed films on the platform. Felipe co-edited "Breaking Their Silence", a groundbreaking feature documentary on young women on the frontline of the poaching crisis. The film won the best feature at San Diego Film Festival and was featured on CNN, TEDx, and The Today Show. His films have screened at over 30 film festivals, winning top prizes. His Florida-based films "Summer's End" and "Vessel" were broadcast nationally on PBS. Felipe directed one of four greenlit USC Thesis Films, the horror-fantasy "Milk Teeth", and will be co-directing a feature adaptation of "Phantom of the Opera".

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Felipe Vargas is a Writer/Director/Editor, specializing in the realm of awe-inspiring magical realism: heartfelt stories with a twist of sci-fi or fantasy. He was born in Colombia, surrounded by Latin American magical realist writing, and he grew up in Florida, inspired by the natural world and an implacable consumption of movies. Felipe attended USC film school and has interned at Showtime Networks, Blumhouse Productions, KDC Films, Annapurna Pictures, and Lionsgate Entertainment. Felipe's short film "The Guide", about a guardian angel-like young girl guiding a man through a screen, premiered online at DUST, where it garnered over 3.4 million views - it is among the ten most viewed films on the platform. Felipe edited "Breaking their Silence", a groundbreaking feature documentary on young women on the frontline of the poaching crisis. The film won the top prize at San Diego Film Festival and was featured on CNN, TEDx, and The Today Show. He also recently directed a four-part ad campaign for Wurstkuche restaurants. Felipe was selected to co-direct a feature adaptation of "Phantom of the Opera", and was the director of one of four greenlit USC Thesis projects, "Milk Teeth", a horror-fantasy

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