"One of the top film educators from around the globe"

Variety Magazine

"For nearly two decades, the San Antonio native (Ya’Ke) has been making films that grapple with race and social change"

The Texas Monthly

"25 screenwriters to watch"

Moviemaker magazine


The Pandemic Chronicles


Dear Bruh


Katrina’s Son

The Beginning and Ending of Everything




“Raw and confrontational”

—The Houston Press

“An emblem of forgotten children everywhere”

—The Washington City Paper


Best Cinematography – DC Shorts Film Festival

Audience Choice Award – DC Shorts Film Festival

Best Narrative Short – Austin Film Festival (Official Academy Award Qualifying Film Festival)

Best Texas Short – Dallas Video Festival

Best Narrative Short – Urbanworld Film Festival

Preston E. Smith Award – Flatland International Film Festival

Black Reel Award – Best Short Film

Audience Choice Award – Texas Black Film Festival

Best Texas Film – Texas Black Film Festival

Best Short Film (Honorable Mention) – Kansas City Film Festival

Best San Antonio Filmmaker – San Antonio Film Festival

Finalist (Best Short Film) – USA Film Festival

Best Short Film (Honorable Film Festival) – Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

Comcast Television On-Demand Broadcast

Recipient – Texas Filmmakers Production Fund Grant

Recipient – Texas Filmmaker’s Grant

Official Selection – Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase

Official Selection – HBO/New York Latino Film Festival

Official Selection – Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival

Official Selection – Acadiana Film Festival

Official Selection – WNY African-American Film Festival

Official Selection – Oaxaca International Independent Film Festival

Katrina’s Son