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Pablo, a muralist artist from Venezuela, comes to Minneapolis to work on a mural at the Barabara Barker Center for Dance at the University of MN. I was able to document his work and have a conversation on his artistry, life-philosophy and impressions of working in the US/

  • Andres A Parra
    without papers - 2016
  • Andres A Parra
  • Andres A Parra
  • Andres A Parra
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 7, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital - Lumix GH4
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1280 × 1080
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Grand Opening - Barbara Barker Center for Dance - University of MN
    United States
    October 12, 2019
Director Biography - Andres A Parra

Andrés A. Parra

Director/Producer and Cinematographer, Andrés is owner of VenUS Directions, Inc., which specializes in offering professional Video, Film and Live Events production services and has worked in production for over 30 years.

With a Masters Degree in Radio-TV-Film production and over 30 years of experience, Andrés' specialty lies in creating
effective communication tools to meet the diverse needs in organizations. His work includes projects such as: creative
music videos, corporate promotions, television commercials, new product introductions, business theater, how-to TV
programming, nationally distributed training programs as well as documentaries, human-interest stories and
docu-dramas in the United States and abroad.

He is fluent in English and Spanish, with some French. He serves as voice-over talent for both English and Spanish
corporate and commercial projects, as well as talent for print ads and on-camera roles.

Director of Photography Creative
Film editing Adaptable
Producer Personable
Director Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Andrés has received international recognition for his work as Director of Photography. Some awards include: Bronze
Medal award from The New York Festivals and Telly award for his camera work in the documentary "Building a New
World"; Silver Cindy award, Gold New York Festival award, Two Rivers Native Film and Video Festival award, Finalist
award from The New York Festivals, Finalist Telly award and top honors at the 1997 ITVA National Festival for his work
as Director of Photography for “Bertha Iron Boy,” a documentary produced for AIDS Films in New York and broadcast on

As a free-lance cinematographer, he has worked for all the major US television networks, their news bureaus and sport
divisions, and several TV networks abroad. Some of those networks include: ABC, CBS International, NBC, TNT, TBS
Sports (Turner), HGTV (Director/DP), Univision (largest US Spanish language network), YES Network, Imevision
(Mexico) and Tokyo Broadcast Systems TBS Sports (Japan). His assignments have taken Andrés all over the world:
Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Germany, Spain and all across the United States of America.

He has also worked as Director/Producer and Cinematographer for two documentaries for General Mills, one focused
on the Latino Culture in the US and the other focused on the African-American population. As Director of Photography,
Andrés also worked for 2 years as part of a team of photographers for the “Survivors of the Shoah” Visual History
Foundation, a project founded by Film Director Steven Spielberg.
Andrés film, “without papers”, has received nationwide
attention and has been awarded several accolades since its release in 2016.
2016 Twin Cities Film Fest Official Selection
2017 Best Documentary Saint Paul Frozen Film Festival
2017 Included as Best of Fest MSPIFF (Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Film Festival
2017 Award of Merit - Awareness Film Festival - Los Angeles, CA
2017 Award of Merit – Impact Awards
2017 – Award of Merit – HIIDA (Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards)

Owner 03/1991 to Current
VenUS Directions, Inc Minneapolis, MN
Principal DP for numerous assignments.
Supervised editors, associate producers and production assistants on a wide range of projects.
Drafted film budgets and monitored expenditures.
Directed many corporate video projects ranging from opening videos for national sales meetings to creating quality of life videos
for medical device companies as well as producing said meetings.
Well versed in sports coverage i.e, New York Yankees, Nicks, Twins.

Master of Arts: Mass Communication
Bowling Green State University
Film and Media Studies coursework
Bowling Green, OH, USA

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Director Statement

I focus my work on human interest stories and "Pablo" is no exception. I marvel at Pablo's artistry and the fact that he was commissioned to create 2 beautiful murals for the University of MN fills me with pride and I wanted to feature his work, life-philosophy and impressions of working in a different country.