A Conversation with Director Angel Manuel Soto

A Conversation with Director Ángel Manuel Soto

March 17, 2021 A DGA Latino Committee Virtual Event

On March 17, the Latino Committee’s meeting featured a conversation with Director Ángel Manuel Soto.

Moderated by Director/Latino Committee Co-Chair Edward Ornelas (The Resident), Soto discussed topics including his career as a filmmaker, Latino underrepresentation in the industry and social activism through film. Following the moderated portion of the event, he took questions from the online audience.

Soto made his feature directorial debut with La Granja (The Farm) which sheds light on the tough realities facing the people of Puerto Rico. He went on to create several groundbreaking narrative VR pieces such as “Dinner Party” and “Bashir’s Dream.” More recently, Soto directed the 2020 Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominated-feature, Charm City Kings. He has been a DGA member since 2018.


The Latino Committee was created as a networking group to advance career and job opportunities for Latino DGA members by improving craft skills, networking, and making Latinos better known to the Hollywood creative community. The current LC Co-Chairs are Directors Regina Ainsworth and Edward Ornelas and Second Assistant Director Alicia Zaragoza.

See video from this event coming in the gallery below.

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