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Alumnus Dan Carrillo Levy to Present Feature Film at Dallas Internal Film Festival

2010 Film Festival to Run April 8-18

Dan Carrillo Levy earned his degree in Cinema-Television from SMU in 2009 while also gaining valuable real-world professional experience before graduation. As a result, after college he joined the Cortez Brothers Company, one of the largest commercial production companies for the bilingual market. In partnership with award-winning producer Marcos Cline, Dan also formed Creative Capital Funds, a company that funds and produces several films a year.

Now, less than a year later, Dan returns to Dallas to present his first feature film as producer at the 2010 DALLAS International Film Festival (April 8-18, 2010), with the film Sin Ella, directed by Jorge Colon (Tired Of Kissing Frogs), distributed by Buena Vista and produced in association with Miravista (Disney-Mexico). Dan hopes that the storyline and quality of the film, along with an “exciting and remarkable” Spanish-speaking cast, will impact the Latin market worldwide as well as many other markets.

While at SMU, Dan worked on a variety of professional projects. He served as producer/creator of the Spanish-speaking show El Reporterito during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games; was a consultant for the major motion picture The Burning Plain, working with director Guillermo Arriaga (Babel), Charlize Theron (Monster), Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight) and Kim Basinger (L.A. Confidential); and participated in film festivals such as the Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival, among others. Dan also became the youngest music video director for Universal Music Latin America, and now has nine successful videos to his credit.

Dan’s most recent work includes being the executive producer of The Second Bakery Attack, a new short film by Academy Award nominee Carlos Cuarón (Y Tu Mamá También), with a talented cast that includes Kirsten Dunst and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker). He is also directing two films this year: an epic about Mexico’s Independence, Mujeres Patria, with Academy Award nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel) and the “mockumentary” Pancho's Tours.

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