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Meet Alex Ramirez of Ruly Crescent Filmworks in San Antonio

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alex Ramirez.

“Alex Ramirez is an award-winning Mexican-American filmmaker based in San Antonio, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Texas-Pan American with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre/TV/Film. A life long lover of cinema, he has worked professionally throughout Texas since 2010. He is the head of his own production company, Ruly Crescent Filmworks. His films have screened domestically and throughout the globe. He currently teaches media and film at SAY Sí in San Antonio and serves as a Board Member on the San Antonio Film Society.”

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
No journey should be smooth. This particular path has been tough. The film industry is no walk in the park. Highly competitive. Doing it at a local level presents its own unique set of challenges: budget, procuring crew, and shooting footage within your scope. Not letting life get in the way is another issue most of us contend with on the daily. It’s important to push on, no matter what. Too many people get lazy with menial work like gigs and commissions. If you wanna do narrative filmmaking, you have to work constantly on writing, shooting, and producing, and not get lazy. You have to learn to be your own hero.

Ruly Crescent Filmworks – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I write, direct, and produce films. I’ve done some promo work but I find it hard to focus on something I really don’t care about. Making narrative work is really my bag. I’ve been lucky enough to screen worldwide and even bring my wisdom to teaching at SAY Sí in San Antonio. I’m most proud of making movies that matter.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Screening my films at the San Antonio Film Festival. My hometown.

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Sarah Soto, Marbel Uvalle, John Merino, Mike Ettnie

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