Welcome to Cinemar10.com, the online portfolio for J. Mario Contreras. My films, bio and resume are in the tabs to the left of this column, where you’ll find news about screenings and products that I sell to raise funds for my films.
I’m currently fundraising for film festival submission fees for Familia Bom Brill and production funds for My Father’s Knee. By bringing my films into your home, you’ll be contributing to the development of a homegrown Chicago artist.
Shabuya: A Freedom Ride Film – A bus full of students, workers and activist as they united with immigrants from across the country and the world to begin a new civil rights movement for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Official Selection of The Chicago Latino Film Festival
Columbia College Chicago students produced this video during my last semester of their MFA in Film/Video program. It features my thesis film, Familia Bom Brill, a personal documentary about my relationship to my wife and her relationship to Vicky, the Mother she left in Colombia when she was only 13.