homeboy personnel

Dino Dinco: Director and Producer

Dino Dinco is an independent curator, filmmaker, director and artist. His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in Paris (2005, 2001), Los Angeles (2001) and San Francisco (2009, 2004), as well as in group shows in London, Paris, Antwerp, Hasselt (Belgium), Mexicali, Santiago de Compostela, New York and Hamburg. Selections from his series “Chico” were featured at Salon Paris Photo at The Louvre, Paris (2001/2002). His images have appeared in such publications as surface, i-D, Dutch, V, Tokion, BIG, Studio Voice, Zoo, stimuli and BUTT, as well as the photography anthologies, Sample (Phaidon, 2005), Archeology of Elegance (Schirmer/Mosel, 2002), and Cross (Calloway, 2000). Dinco wrote and directed the experimental theater piece, "Real Women Have Periods," which was performed at REDCAT's Studio: Summer 2010. He founded and co-curated the now-defunct first annual traveling international fashion film festival, You Wear It Well.  Dinco's award-wining short film -- "El Abuelo" -- premiered at the Tate Modern in London, May 2008, and continues to screen in film festivals around the world.  

Raquel Gutierrez: Associate Producer

Raquel Gutierrez is a community-based performance writer, playwrights, community organizer and cultural activist. Gutierrez is one of the co-founding members of the performance ensemble, "Butchlalis de Panochtitlan (BdP), a community-based and activist-minded group aimed at creating a visual vernacular around queer Latinidad in Los Angeles.  Gutierrez is also the Manager of Community Partnerships for Cornerstone Theater Company, the leading purveyor of community-based theater in the United States.  She holds degrees in performance studies from New York University and in journalism and Central American studies from California State University - Northridge.

Shana Hagan : Director of Photography

Shana Hagan has photographed over 40 documentary and narrative films, shot countless hours of documentary and reality-based television programs, and has worked with such distinguished filmmakers as Michael Apted, Jessica Yu, Terry Sanders and Jessica Sanders. "BREATHING LESSONS" won Best Documentary Short at the 1997 Academy Awards, an IDA award and an Emmy. Hagan was also the Director of Photography on the award-winning documentary "HOMELAND," a film about four Lakota families living on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. "HOMELAND" received several critical mentions for its cinematography. Hagan's recent work includes "CLOSE TO HOME," a look at survivors of child sexual abuse, which was in the Documentary Competition at Sundance in January 2002, and two works now currently in post-production - "SUNSET JUNCTION" and "SUNSET HALL". The first film profiles a youth program for at-risk Latino teens in Los Angeles, and the second follows several dynamic senior citizens living in a home for aging activists. She also shot "THE LIVING MUSEUM," an HBO feature documentary about an art space that is dedicated to the mentally ill. The film premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. Her work has been seen on HBO, Cinemax, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and the Learning Channel, among others.

Nick Oceano : Editor

Nick Oceano is a Los Angeles based filmmaker whose 2008 feature debut, "Pedro," the MTV biopic about AIDS activist Pedro Zamora, has played around the world, including the prestigious Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals.  The film, penned by Oscar-winner Dustin Lance, was nominated for the 2009 Humanitas Prize, a 2010 WGA Award and a 2010 GLAAD Award.  "Pedro" premiered on MTV and LOGO in April of 2009 and was released by Wolfe Video the same year.  Nick, a native of San Antonio, began writing, directing and editing shorts in 2005 while a graduate student at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.  In 2006, he turned to making indie shorts, beginning with "Dog Tags" in 2006, then "El Primo" ("The Cousin") in 2007, both of which he cut, and which played at festivals around the world.  


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