To inspire others to never give up on your dream, not matter who or where you come from.
Company
Project Lotus
    José René Bolaños, Writer, Director & Producer was born and raised in Southwest Side Chicago, IL. He always had a passion for fIlm and the arts. At the age of 6 he started drawing cartoons like Scooby Doo and Disney's Aladdin. He enrolled in Curie Metropolitan High School Art Program and graduated in the Art Honors Society. After graduating he got accepted to Columbia College Chicago for the Cinema Arts and Sciences BA program concentrating on Directing. Graduating with his BA in 2015 he decided to move to Los Angeles, CA and follow his dream of becoming a Director. After a year of struggling and trying to find a job he decided to move back to Chicago. He only stood in Chicago for four months until he realized his heart was in Los Angeles. In 2016 Jose moved back to Los Angeles, where he started working for Estrella TV as an Audience Coordinator. He then worked for The Voice Season 14 & 15 as a Contestant Representative and The Ellen Show Season 16,17 & 18 as a Stage Coordinator. In 2017 José developed/founded his production company, Project Lotus Productions. Project Lotus Productions focuses on never giving up on dreams no matter who you are or where you come from through the eye of the lens. He has Written, Directed and Produced Flor (2019), Straight Up (2019), Juana (2020) & Your Name Matters (2021). Juana (2020) was selected to be a part of the "En Su Casa: Family Film Festival" (2020). José continues to write & produce his projects and make his dreams become reality. He is currently writing and in post-production of his next short film Your Name Matters (2021)
    He focuses on directing and writing raw content. Showing the true colors of the world through the eye of the lens. By creating his art and exposing it to the world he hopes that the individuals watching are inspired, hopeful & keep pushing for your dream(s). Because no one can take that from you.
    • Producer (2 Credits)
      Your Name Matters2021
      Short
      Juana2020
      Short
    • Writer (2 Credits)
      Your Name Matters2021
      Short
      Juana2020
      Short
    • Director (2 Credits)
      Your Name Matters2021
      Short
      Juana2020
      Short
    • Director of Photography (1 Credit)
      Juana2020
      Short
    College
    Columbia College Chicago
    Cinema Arts and Sciences
    20112015
    High School
    Curie Metro High School
    Art
    20072011
    Current City
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hometown
    Chicago, IL
    Ethnicity
    Puerto Rican & Guatemalan
    Zodiac Sign
    Libra
    Made the big move to Los Angeles at the age of 22.
    To inspire others to never give up on your dream, not matter who or where you come from.
    Company
    Project Lotus