INDIE: ON/OFF - Meet the Filmmakers See the Film Hear the Journey


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Sponsored by: The Creative Talent Network

Originally recorded LIVE at CTNX 2021: 

November 18, 4 pm - 5 pm PST 


Meet the filmmakers, see the film, hear the process!


Nicolás P. Villarreal has created more than 20 short action films, including award winning animation, music videos, and flash animation featured at various festivals and competitions. He continues to explore film and multimedia projects such as Kickstarter Campaigns and The 48 Hour Film Project, as Producer. He is involved in community events, concerts, and art exhibitions to benefit the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco.


Michael recently finished scoring a feature film, Watch Me, which will be released later this year, and has just completed the score to an animated short film, entitled Pasteurized. Pasteurized has been accepted as an official selection into the Cannes, Palm Spring, and Austin International film festivals. His work can also be heard at


Michael is also an accomplished music director, having worked on such acclaimed productions as Avenue Q, Mama Mia, The Lion King, Cinderella, 42nd Streer, and Victor/Victoria. Michael is currently the music director for Franco Dragone’s Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas.



Nicolás P. Villarreal, Writer, Director

Alessandro Squitti, Editor

Michael Brennan, Composer

Andrew Vernon, Sound Design

Monica Ortega, MC

Mindy Johnson, Moderator

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