Eduardo & Willem Dafoe on location.
Eduardo & Willem Dafoe on location.

My Story

I'm an International filmmaker with many years of experience in different areas of the media arts. I currently reside in Toronto and have lived in Mexico, Argentina, USA and Italy. I studied cinema and photography (and a minor in writing) at Ithaca College (Ithaca, New York) and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian of the cinema majors. My senior film won an award at the Chicago International Film Festival.

My first job (while still in school) was as assistant editor of LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE, a very successful Mexican film nominated to the Golden Globe. After finishing school, I worked in 3 feature-length films, including CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER where I was a sound assistant. Part of my job was to be the boom operator in a few scenes directed by Harrison Ford himself. The movie was nominated for the Best Sound Oscar.

Combining with my screenwriting endeavors, I produced and directed my own short films, which have been screened at 30 festivals around the world, on TV and cable (including Cinemax), and on several websites. My short films allowed me to direct huge Latin American stars, as well as Canadian rising talent, and interact at film festivals with the greatest Latin filmmakers and artists, and one or two dignitaries. In 2010, I was shortlisted for the Directors' Lab of the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program at the Canadian Film Centre.

The book POP CULTURE LATIN AMERICA! (ABC-CLIO, 2005) in its section dedicated to Mexican horror cinema, and right after discussing Guillermo del Toro (PACIFIC RIM), mentions, "Other innovative recent incursions into the horror film genre include Eduardo Soto-Falcon's short film DHAMPIRA." This short film has a cult following in Mexico, where it's considered by Gothic fans and vampire experts as one of the greatest Mexican vampire films ever.

Among other jobs, I have translated into Spanish feature films (such as the Oscar winner THE QUEEN) and TV shows (including PRISON ESCAPE, CRIMINAL MINDS, WEEDS and GILMORE GIRLS), mainly for their DVD release. For a few years I have concentrated on videography and photography, but remain as passionate as ever about filmmaking and scriptwriting.

My all-time favorite directors, spirit mentors and major influences of what I try to do are Orson Welles, Luis Buñuel, Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, Martin Scorsese, Wim Wenders and Clint Eastwood, and I identify with Steven Soderbergh and Christopher Nolan.

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