Jose Luis Ugarte
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Jose Luis Ugarte

FilmmakerLondon, United Kingdom
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Jose Luis Ugarte

FilmmakerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a Peruvian-born and London-based filmmaker, writer and video editor. I have been working in the broadcast industry for over 7 years as an in-house video editor focusing on current affairs content tackling a wide-range of social and political issues. As a filmmaker I have worked on documentaries, short films, fashion films and corporate videos. I also work with poetry, photography and performance art. My range of work is as varied as my interests and I am always looking to challenge myself, particularly with projects that are meant to have a wider impact in society; my main priority is to utilise my technical skills to bring meaning and substance into my work. I welcome commissions and collaborations as I am always looking to experiment with mediums, genres and forms, whether in film, photography or poetry, in order to further my practice as a visual artist.
Projects
  • The Aspinall Foundation - Joshi
    The Aspinall Foundation - JoshiThe Aspinall Foundation works to save endangered animals and return them to the wild. For this commission I worked closely with Damian Aspinall, chairman of the foundation, to tell the story of a silverback gorilla named Joshi and his journey back to his ancestral home in the wild, in the Republic of Congo. The video showcases the logistical implications as well as the steps to follow Joshi’s arrival at the reserve.​​​​​​​ The story was picked up by The Times​​​​​​​ and ITV, as well as several
  • Missions to Mars
    Missions to Mars
  • Eloy
    EloyA short documentary exploring the life of Spanish artist Eloy Morales. Writer & Editor José Luis Ugarte Production Assistant Sebastián Abugattas Translation Giselle Ugarte Music Drexler Directed and Cinematography Harry Woollacott The film was screened at the Cannes Short Film Corner and was selected for the following festivals: Atlanta Docufest Around International Film Festival Hong Kong Arthouse Fim Festival Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards ​ Produced 2017
  • Voices of the Amazon
    Voices of the AmazonFrom Grammy Award nominated producers, Sisters Grimm, and narrated by Jeremy Irons, Voices of the Amazon fuses ballet, contemporary and capoeira with a sensational Brazilian musical score, created in collaboration with world-renowned percussionists, Olodum.​​​​​​​ Produced in 2017
  • A Wave of Thoughts
    A Wave of ThoughtsA woman turns to nature to become a vessel, through which speech turns visible, in a quest to embrace mortality as the only way to understand the mystery of our existence. ​ A film by José Luis Ugarte Eurythmy choreographed, performed and narrated by Michèle Hunter Cinematography and Visual Effects by Saeid Samimi Official Selection: 5th International Video Poetry Festival in Athens, Greece. SINESTESIA 2017, Barcelona, Spain. Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival, Worcester, US Produced in 2
  • City of Prey
    City of PreyCity of Prey explores both mundane and existential questions arising after many years of living in a metropolis. ​ A Film by José Luis Ugarte Music by Chris Zabriskie ​ Official Selection: WINNER Best Film Poetry, So Limitless and Free Film Festival, Montréal, Canada Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival, Worcester, US City of Prey was submitted to the East End Film Festival (My London Film competition) in 2015, it made the competition’s official top 15 list and was screened in London as part of
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Work history
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    Filmmaker / Video EditorFreelance
    London, United KingdomFreelance
Skills
  • Digital Video
  • Social Media
  • Video Editing
  • Promotions
  • Trailer Editor
  • Video
Education
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    BA (Hons) Film Studies - First ClassLondon Metropolitan University
     - London, United Kingdom
    First Class Honours
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    BA (Hons) English Literature and Theatre StudiesLa Trobe University
     - Melbourne, Australia