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.

rss feed Twitter

Film School Shorts's Latest Posts

‘I Feel Stupid’ Director Milena Pastreich Talks About Her New Documentary ‘Pigeon Kings’

‘I Feel Stupid’ Director Milena Pastreich Talks About Her New Documentary ‘Pigeon Kings’

| September 19, 2016

‘I Feel Stupid’ director Milena Pastreich took some time to tell us a little bit more about her experience working on the film, how UCLA trained her to wear a lot of hats, and the best way to capture moving birds on film.

Continue Reading

It’s Like a Film Festival — But With Better Seats!

It’s Like a Film Festival — But With Better Seats!

| September 9, 2016

Film School Shorts Season 4 offers something for every kind of film fan.

Continue Reading

Stop-Motion Short ‘Expiration Date’ is a lot like ‘Sausage Party’ (Without the Dirty Jokes)

Stop-Motion Short ‘Expiration Date’ is a lot like ‘Sausage Party’ (Without the Dirty Jokes)

| August 30, 2016

In the stop-motion short Expiration Date, a group of fridge foods fight to survive as a toxic mold takes over.

Continue Reading

Jurassic Park Meets Blue Valentine in ‘The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger’

Jurassic Park Meets Blue Valentine in ‘The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger’

| August 24, 2016

The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger is a visually spectacular 10-minute adventure directed by Michael Lukk Litwak.

Continue Reading

Future

Future

| August 23, 2016

Episode 401 includes:
Zelos by Thoranna Sigurdardottir
Salam Ghourba (Farewell Exile) by Lamia Alami

Continue Reading

America

America

| August 23, 2016

Episode 402 includes:
Total Freak by Andrew Ellmaker
Rita Mahtoubian is Not a Terrorist by Roja Gashtili & Julia Lerman
Timmy II by Imran J. Khan

Continue Reading

Mean Streets

Mean Streets

| August 23, 2016

Episode 403 includes:
Share by Pippa Bianco
Hypebeasts by Jessica dela Merced

Continue Reading

Daily Grind

Daily Grind

| August 23, 2016

Episode 404 includes:
Socks & Bonds by Daniel Zimbler
Hopkins & Delaney, LLP by Sean Buckelew
Butterfingers by Milan Roganović

Continue Reading

Aspirations

Aspirations

| August 23, 2016

Episode 405 includes:
Bottle by Kirsten Lepore
Glory Days by Benjamin Rutkowski
Lea by Connor Simpson

Continue Reading

Crossed Stars

Crossed Stars

| August 23, 2016

Episode 406 includes:
The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger by Michael Lukk Litwak
Googly Eyes by Simon Savelyev
Fool of People by Jose Roberto Rodriguez

Continue Reading