Film School Shorts
Aldo Mora-Blanco was born in East San Jose and graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz, with a B.A. in Film and Digital Media. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City to continue his career as a freelance filmmaker. Luckily, Bay Area filmmaking opportunities presented themselves in 2007, which brought him back to the Best Coast. In 2012, he joined the KQED team and has worked with the Bay Area PBS affiliate ever since by managing the online communities for the national student film showcase Film School Shorts and the Bay Area documentary series Truly CA.
He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two cats. He’s also an avid tabletop gamer and would love to play a hand of Dominion with you.
Film School Shorts's Latest Posts
Film School Shorts has been fortunate to feature a number of films that not only feature Asian characters, but that are also made by Asian filmmakers.
The sad poetry of dilemma is gorgeously captured in Osmonalieva’s short film.
A high school cross country star tries to escape realities in the short film “Run, Run Away”.
In Nilo Batle’s film, an ex-convict uses the power of art, to carve images of his twenty year incarceration onto delicate ostrich eggs.
Legendary dog musher George Attla is documented in Catharine Axley’s latest film.
With hints of Kafka, Ben Kallam’s ‘Red Folder’ explores the suffocating world of high school.
Gawkiness becomes a meditation on coming of age in Angel Kristi Williams ‘Charlotte’
Can a cold-blooded evictor have a change of heart? Our interview with filmmaker Bumsue Chun
Jessica discusses constructing the layered world of her story, where she finds filmmaking inspiration, and the best things she learned while attending film school at USC.
With a desperate need for financial help from his sister, Davin visits home only to discover that his last living family member may need more help than he does.