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.

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On the Right Track? Conversation with “Run, Run Away” Filmmaker Ruby Rae Drake

On the Right Track? Conversation with “Run, Run Away” Filmmaker Ruby Rae Drake

| April 22, 2016

A high school cross country star tries to escape realities in the short film “Run, Run Away”.

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A Shattering Rebirth: Conversation with “Fragile” Filmmaker Nilo Batle

A Shattering Rebirth: Conversation with “Fragile” Filmmaker Nilo Batle

| April 21, 2016

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.

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Filming in 30 Below: Conversation with “In Attla’s Tracks” Filmmaker Catharine Axley

Filming in 30 Below: Conversation with “In Attla’s Tracks” Filmmaker Catharine Axley

| April 20, 2016

Legendary dog musher George Attla is documented in Catharine Axley’s latest film.

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The “Red Folder” Tactic | Interview with Ben Kallam, NYU

The “Red Folder” Tactic | Interview with Ben Kallam, NYU

| April 7, 2016

With hints of Kafka, Ben Kallam’s ‘Red Folder’ explores the suffocating world of high school.

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Good Girl Charlotte: Interview with Angel Kristi Williams

Good Girl Charlotte: Interview with Angel Kristi Williams

| April 6, 2016

Gawkiness becomes a meditation on coming of age in Angel Kristi Williams ‘Charlotte’

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“Respect Each Other’s Vision”: Interview with Bumsue Chun, NYU Tisch Asia

“Respect Each Other’s Vision”: Interview with Bumsue Chun, NYU Tisch Asia

| April 4, 2016

Can a cold-blooded evictor have a change of heart? Our interview with filmmaker Bumsue Chun

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“Just Make Stuff.” – Advice from Director Jessica Kaye

“Just Make Stuff.” – Advice from Director Jessica Kaye

| March 22, 2016

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.

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Estranged & Desperate: Brother Returns Home in Intimate “The Fighting Kind”

Estranged & Desperate: Brother Returns Home in Intimate “The Fighting Kind”

| March 10, 2016

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.

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“Mis Hijos”: Interview with Edoardo De Armas, De Anza College

“Mis Hijos”: Interview with Edoardo De Armas, De Anza College

| March 9, 2016

Film as poetry: Edoardo De Armas elegaic Mis Hijos.

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“Prism”: Interview with Jackson Miller, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Chapman University

“Prism”: Interview with Jackson Miller, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Chapman University

| March 7, 2016

In the beautifully dystopian Prism, color is sucked out of the world and used as energy.

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