How to Survive an ICE Raid

A public service announcement from Homeland Security is taken over by people who expose what really happens during an ICE raid.

  • Tomas Cortez
    Director
    I, too, Dream American
  • Tomas Cortez
    Writer
  • Brian Beiser
    Writer
  • Keimon Hamilton
    Producer
  • Tomas Cortez
    Producer
  • Jorge Salas
    Key Cast
    "Arturo Jose Guiterrez "
  • Lara Rose
    Key Cast
    "Woman #2"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Political, Drama, Immigration
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 16, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Tomas Cortez

Tomas Daniel Cortez is a current student at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinematography with a minor in Advertisement from Chicago, IL.

Tomas is interested in searching for new, creative ways to tell stories through his work. He is interested in covering a wide variety of topics from cultural identities to nonfiction storytelling to advertisement. Through his education, he has been able to work on a number of projects that have widened his experience in film styles.

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Director Statement

This film was created for my Film Production: Fiction/Non-Fiction Filmmaking class last semester. Throughout the semester, we learned about how to tell fact from fiction in filmmaking, and how to use the two interchangeably. I was inspired by satirical and comedic films and videos that use fiction to tell real stories.

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped with this project!