Cruz is an author, filmmaker, musician and media junkie. He utilizes a free form prose style and strong character voice in everything he creates. Cruz is constantly in development and/or production on different projects using various mediums including comics, video and board games, screenplays, narrative fiction, short and feature films, and Transmedia experiences.
Cruz has had stories published in 365 Tomorrows and Poor Mojo's Almanac. He won first place in the Comedy/Spoken Word category of the Page One literary performance competition at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Cruz has earned his BFA from the intense Creative Writing for Entertainment program at Full Sail University, in Orlando, Florida.
He currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. A life long Californian, Cruz is learning to adapt to life outside of his home state, while also trying to continue to use the California street term "hella."
His current project is "R Street Metal-Heads," a web series about the clash of youthful dreams against the unforgiving world of methamphetamine addiction in small town America. Told from the perspective of a rising Chicano heavy metal band, the series will explore heavy metal and Hispanic culture and the effects of drug and alcohol abuse on America's youth.
Cruz's specialties include, video editing, filmmaking, entertainment review, product review, and more. His research skills also enable him to specialize in article writing and journalism.
Cruz is interested in all things entertainment, including movies, comics, literature, music and more. Geek culture, technology, healthy living, meditation, and family values are also of interest to Cruz.
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