We do what we do not because it is easy, but because it is impossible.
Antonio Chavez Trejo is a Mexican filmmaker, writer, producer and entrepreneur.
His work includes Films, Television, Commercials, Corporate, Entertainment Events and Music Videos; as well as clients like The Coca-Cola Company, ACT II Popcorn, LIVE NATION, FHM Magazine and Amstel Works TV.
His films are noted for their surreal feel, dark undertones and sense of humor, visually appealing cinematography and have been featured, nominated and awarded in dozens of film festivals internationally including Cannes Film Festival, HollyShorts Film Awards (Academy Qualifying), the AT&& Film Awards among many others across 5 continents.
"Résilience" alone, his most recent dramatic and experimental film, has been screened in 26 festivals around the world, has earned 35 nominations, 22 awards so far as well as recognitions from the California State Legislature, California Senate and the Los Angeles County. The film had already a theatrical release in France, Italy and soon in the US. Also the film was in competition at the Academy Awards for the 2021 Oscars and screened at the Academy Screening room where all members of the Academy vote for the nominees.
Born and raised in Mexico City. In 2005, he received his bachelor’s degree in Science of Communication from the Universidad Anahuac del Sur where he met his screenwriting mentor The Palme d’Or winner and Oscars-nominated writer and producer Guillermo Arriaga with whom he still has a great friendship. He also possesses an associate degree from Spanish Radio TV – RTVE in Screenwriting and as a Television Anchorman and a master’s degree from the New York Film Academy as a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking.
Antonio started his career in México City producing and directing television in EXA-TV, a television network part of MVS Entertainment Property. Currently Antonio is the Director of Creative and Production Services at Supersonix Entertainment Group, a production and PR Company.
Antonio co-directed the also multi-awarded feature film “El Freeman” which premiered in Los Angeles, CA after winning several awards world wide. The film has already had distribution in soviet countries and in now available for streaming on Amazon Prime.
  • Producer (5 Credits)
    El Freeman2018
    Feature
    Resilience2018
    Experimental, Short
    MIRA PROTOCOL2017
    Short
    MIRA Protocol2016
    Short
    Killer Tango2014
    Short, Student
  • Director (5 Credits)
    El Freeman2018
    Feature
    Resilience2018
    Experimental, Short
    MIRA PROTOCOL2017
    Short
    MIRA Protocol2016
    Short
    Killer Tango2014
    Short, Student
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    MIRA PROTOCOL2017
    Short
    MIRA Protocol2016
    Short
    Killer Tango2014
    Short, Student
Best Short Film Shot on Mobile
Resilience
AT&T Film Awards
Los Angeles
Longlist in consideration
Resilience
Oscars - The Academy Awards
Los Angeles, CA
Best Film Burbank Filmmaker
Resilience
Glendale Intenational Film Festival
Glendale, CA
Audience Award
Resilience
FICAMAN - International Narrative Short Film Festival
Quebec
Best Cinematography
Resilience
Borrego Springs Film Festival
Borrego Springs
Official Selection
Resilience
Awareness Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
Official Selection
Resilience
Tuzla Film Festival
Tuzla
Best Editing
Resilience
Long Story Shorts
Romania
Best Mobile Film
Resilience
We Make Movies International Film Festival
New York
Best Mobile Short
Resilience
Golden Nugget International Film Festival
London
Best Mobile Film
Resilience
Social World Film Festival
Napoli
Official Monthly Selection
Resilience
HollyShorts
Los Angeles, CA
Award Best Short Film
Resilience
Tagore International Film Festival
Bolpur
Official Selection
Resilience
Abuja International Film Festival
Lagos
College
Universidad Anahuac Mexico Sur
Bachelors in Science of Communication
20012005
College
Radio Television Española
Presentación de Programas Televisivos y Radiofónicos / Guionista Cinematográfico (Associates Degree)
2003
College
New York Film Academy
Masters of Fine Arts in Filmmaking
20122014
Current City
Los Angeles, CA
We do what we do not because it is easy, but because it is impossible.
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