Production

Director

Victor Ridaura

Bio

Victor Ridaura is a Latino, award-winning writer/director, by way of commercial directing, based in Los Angeles, CA with a bachelors in Computer Engineering from FIU and an MFA from the University of Southern California. Born and raised in Venezuela, lived in Italy and the U.S., and ultimately settled in Los Angeles, Victor’s intriguing blend of cultural influences strongly informs his visual aesthetic and cinematic approach. He brings a youthful, multi-cultural viewpoint to his creative and energetic productions.

Outside of the commercial realm, Victor’s narrative work has screened and won accolades in festivals around the world. His most recent, DAWN OF MAN – a horror short film he wrote and directed – screened in over 25 festivals including Academy Award and BAFTA qualifying LEEDS International Film Festival, the HBO presented NY Latino Film Festival, and genre specific fests FILMQUEST, Hexploitation Film Festival, and Panic Fest. His bleak, near future, sci-fi script for SUNDOWN COUNTY, won third place at the 2019 Slamdance Screenplay Competition and was a semifinalist in Screencraft’s Short Screenplay Competition.

He has since shadowed director Stella Meghie on two episodes of the BET+ show First Wives Club and subsequently took part in the Ryan Murphy Television Half Foundation Mentorship Program where he shadowed director Loni Peristere on the 100th episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY.

Currently, Victor has delivered the latest draft of his surreal short screenplay THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES to Primeridian Entertainment, based on a 5 part expose conducted by Reuters about the world of illicit adoption in the United States, and he is working on his feature script for KINGMAKER, a faustian horror story about fame and obsession set in the world of social media. 

Known For

Celebrity / Entertainment, Comedy, Content Promotion / Trailer, High-Fashion, Lifestyle, Narrative Storytelling, Short Film, Spanish Language

Clients

DirecTV, Sony, Bolon, Fabletics, Energizer, Wells Fargo, Guess, Yeti, Mango, Costa, Spectracide, Sprint, Purina, Mycogen Seeds, Triflare, Cortefiel and Touchstone Energy

Awards

  • 2019 Ryan Murphy Television HALF Foundation Mentorship Program
  • Finalist in the Disney | ABC Directing Fellowship 2012
  • 2015 Silver Best Online Spot Addy Miami for “SONY - Un Solo Toque”
  • 2014 Silver Best Editing Addy Regional for “Triflare”
Festival selections and awards for “Kingmaker” Screenplay:
  • 2019 Quarterfinalist Big Break Screenplay Competition
Festival selections and awards for “Sundown County” Screenplay:
  • 2018 SLAMDANCE Screenplay Competition, Third Place Win for Best Short Screenplay
  • 2018 Semifinalist Screencraft Short Screenplay Competition
Festival selections and awards for “DAWN OF MAN” Live Action Short:
  • 2019 PANIC FEST
  • 2019 Hexploitation Film Festival
  • 2019 Shriekfest Film Festival
  • 2019 New York City Horror Film Festival
  • 2019 Stuff MX Film Festival
  • 2019 Piriapolis Film Festival
  • 2019 Yountvile International Short Film Festival
  • 2018 LEEDS International Film Festival
  • 2018 HBO presented New York Latino Film Festival
  • 2018 Filmquest
  • 2018 Official Latino Film Festival
  • 2018 San Jose International Film Festival
  • 2018 Laughlin International Film Festival
  • 2018 Suncreen Film Festival West
  • 2018 Sacramento Horror Fim Festival
  • 2018 NOLA Horror Film Festival
  • 2018 Hollywood Short+Sweet Film Festival
  • 2018 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, Win: Best VFX
  • 2018 Sharegrid Community Showcase
  • 2018 Terror Molins Film Festival
  • 2018 Motor City Nightmares International Film Festival
  • 2018 Montevideo Fantastico
  • 2018 HÕFF - Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival
  • 2018 Atlanta Horror Film Festival
  • 2018 LUSCA Fantastic Film Festival
Festival selections and awards for “Traffic Cone” Animated Short Film:
  • 2014 River Run International Film Festival
  • 2013 St. Louis Intl Film Fest St. Louis
  • 2013 St. Louis Intl Film Fest Filmmaker Showcase, Win: Best Animated Short and Best Sound, 2013 Future Showcase Shorts Shorts Intl Festival
  • 2013 Collegiate Showcase Newport Beach Film Festival
  • 2013 Sunscreen Film Festival
  • 2013 Berkeley Video and Film Festival
  • 2013 First Look Film Festival
  • 2013 IMAGO Cuban Film Festival
  • Winner of the 2010 Peter Stark Special Project Grant
Festival selections and awards for “La Patisseria” Live Action Short:
  • Official Selection of the 2010 Los Angeles Latino Intl Film Fest, Winner of the 2009 Peter Stark Filmmaker Award