Public Engagement

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    Alonso Filomeno Mayo


    Alonso Filomeno Mayo is an American Film Institute directing graduate from Lima, Peru. His thesis film “Wednesday Afternoon” won the Student Academy Award and a DGA Student Award. He directed the Academy Award shortlisted documentary “Viva la Causa” about Cesar Chavez’ farmworker movement, as well as the interactive web series “Murder Project”. His first feature film, the comedy/drama “The Story of Luke”, about a young man with autism starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green, Cary Elwes and Kristin Bauer, won over 20 film festival awards and was released by Gravitas Ventures in 2013. Alonso’s second feature, the vasectomy comedy “FIXED”, starring Andy Comeau, Courtney Henggeler, Nelson Franklin, Leonard Roberts and Alan Ruck, premiered at the 2017 Cinequest Film Festival and was released in early 2018.

    Degrees Held:

    MFA, Film Directing - American Film Institute, 2004

    BA, Film, Television & Journalism - Universidad de Lima, 2001

    Performances And Appearances:

    Partial Filmography:

    2018 - FIXED - Feature Film (Writer/Director)

    2018 - Transformations - Documentary (Director)

    2013 - The Story of Luke - Feature Film (Writer/Director)

    2013 - Murder Project - Webseries (Writer/Director)

    2008 - Viva La Causa - Documentary (Director)

    2005 - Keeper of the Past - Short Film (Writer/Director)

    2004 - Wednesday Afternoon - Short Film (Writer/Director)

    2002 - Silencio - Short Film (Writer/Director)

    Awards And Honors:

    2018 - ABC/Disney Directing Program Fellow

    2013 - The Story of Luke - Winner Best Film at San Diego Film Festival, Irvine International Film Festival, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, San Antonio Film Festival, Garden State Film Festival & More

    2008 - Viva La Causa - Shortlisted for Short Documentary Academy Award

    2007 - Film Independent Directing Progam Fellow

    2005 - Tribeca All Access Connects Fellow

    2004 - Wednesday Afternoon - Winner of Student Academy Award & DGA Student Award

    Current Courses:

    Intro to Writing for Screen (Open Campus)

    Intro to Writing for Screen (Spring 2020)

    Intro to Writing for Screen

    Screenwriting 1 CT Lab (Spring 2019)

    Screenwriting 1: The First Act (Spring 2020)

    Screenwriting 2

    Screenwriting 2 (Open Campus)

    Writing for Screen - CT Lab (Spring 2019)