About the Filmmaker

Jesús Galindo was born in a small town on the outskirts of Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico on January 6, 1967 and was brought to Woodlake, CA at the age of six months. He was raised in an small agricultural town of 5000 people. He was among a family of 10, working the fruit orchards as a migrant farm worker. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he studied at a private college, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA. Jesús accomplished a few short Super 8 films which he admits he’s ashamed to show. He then moved to San Francisco where he attended San Francisco City College. At that college, he finished a few short film projects, gaining more filmmaking experience.

In 1996, Jesús moved to Los Angeles to further his filmmaking passion. He enrolled at Los Angeles City College and received an Associate of Arts degree in the Cinema Program. He then completed two 16mm short films and a digital video short at LACC that he’s shown in various short film festivals in the Los Angeles area. He likes to consider himself a student of life, learning from all his successes and failures. 

Jesús completed his first independent feature on HD, EL DERECHO DE JESUS / THE RIGHT OF JESUS. This feature is about a character driven, non-traditional drama about a Mexican-American college student trying to overcome relationship and family issues with a twist. It was accepted in three film festivals in 2008 - Beverly Hills Film Festival, Newfilmmakers New York and Orlando Hispanic film festival and was well received.

In 2010, Jesús completed a short film, ADDICTED. This film marks his first attempt at a comedy and written by his partner, Jose L. Mendoza, Jr. Jesús completed another short film, SAVE THE PLANET. As an independent filmmaker, he enjoys wearing many hats. As producer, director, writer and editor, Jesús has complete control over his projects. He is determined to make films with substance, that make the audience think about what they have just seen.

In May 2011, Jesús Galindo’s films, SAVE THE PLANET has been accepted into two film festivals, while ADDICTED will attend an extra festival in Las Vegas, NV for the Vegas Cine Fest. Both films will enjoy festivals nationwide. The first festival will be from Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, which will be shown at Vancouver, WA in August 2011. The second is from the 2011 American International Film Festival. Jesús won several awards, including Best Comedy Short as best Director, Best First Time Director for SAVE THE PLANET and Best Movie Shot on Zero Budget (under $1K). The festival will be held November 2011. In 2012, SAVE THE PLANET became an Official Selection at the 2012 Vegas Cine Fest in Las Vegas, NV.

Thinking positively, Jesús decided to enter EL DERECHO DE JESUS-THE RIGHT OF JESUS, to several film festivals in 2011. His feature film was selected and won various awards. The first award was at the 2011 Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, in Vancouver, WA. His feature film became an Official Selection and eventually won the JURY AWARD. EL DERECHO DE JESUS-THE RIGHT OF JESUS won a second award as it obtained the AWARD of EXCELLENCE at the 2011 LOS ANGELES MOVIE AWARDS (I).  

At the beginning of 2013, Jesús Galindo is proud of his body of film work and looks towards new challenges and storytelling. He plans to film the sequel to Addicted and then start pre-production on his second feature script, FOUR CROWS, and intends to direct and produce it as well. 

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