Algonquin Films
 
 
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WE     ARE

STORYTELLERS

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VISION    MAKERS

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ORIGINATORS

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ALGONQUIN  

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VIDEO REEL

 

OUR WORK

ABOUT   US

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Algonquin Films, LLC. is a San Francisco based independent production company. We are a dynamic faction of  innovative and unique filmmakers that crafts each piece of work with the utmost care and professionalism. Our team of directors, producers and writers have all come from different backgrounds in the industry, each bringing an individual talent with them. We use our creative diversity as a strength; fusing classical cinematic skill with a distinctive experimental approach.

 

 
 

Our Team

 

 
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AEDAN MCHUGH

FOUNDER, PARTNER, WRITER

Aedan began working in the world of film as a Photographer and Camera Operator in Nashville, TN. After years working freelance in the bay area, it became clear to him that many of the things he was working on were failing to meet their artistic potential. Upon meeting Bastian in 2015, the two decided to create their own production company that championed creativity and identity, allowing each works' artistry to shine.

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NANDO SASCO 

DIRECTOR, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Fernando first discovered his love for film as a young boy in Uruguay. That love followed with him when he moved to the States, where he won a film contest as a high school junior in Tracy, CA. This cemented his decision to pursue a life of filmmaking, and has since been building a career as a director in the bay area.

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BASTIÀN VALLES

FOUNDER, PARTNER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Filmmaker and storyteller, cinema lover and ambitious romantic. From a young age, he found his passion for cinema in every film that he rented from a small video club that was just a couple of blocks from his house in his Mexican hometown.  This passion led him to become a photographer and videographer and eventually ending up in San Francisco earning a degree in Film School. This led him into a career in the film industry where he met Aedan in 2015, eventually forming with him what is now Algonquin Films.

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COLE MITCHEK

DIRECTOR, EDITOR, WRITER

Cole Mitchek is a movie maker from Colorado now located in the Bay Area. He is known for his work directing shorts like "my phantom limb" and "womanliness." He is also known for his work directing music videos for bands like Mourning Mountains and Moonery. His movies have been featured in various festivals around the world including the PAFF (Pezinský Amatérsky Filmový Festival), the Flashpoint Film Festival, and Film Shortage.

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ESTHER SANTAMARIA

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, PRODUCER

When Esther isn't lending her talent to producing a film, she works as a director, cinematographer and camera operator. Raised in LA, Esther came to the bay area to pursue more independent work that would allow for more artistic expression outside of the studio system.