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Miguel Coyula Net Worth

Miguel Coyula Net Worth is
$200,000

Miguel Coyula Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Miguel Coyula Aquino (born March 31, 1977 in Havana) is a Cuban filmmaker and writer. At age 17, he made his first short with a VHS camcorder, which led to his admittance to Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television (The International Film and Television School) of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (EICTV). Since then he has won awards in his country with his short films Bailar Sobre Agujas (1999), Buena Onda, (1999), and Clase Z "Tropical" (2000). His work has always been shot on very low budgets, his features taking several years to complete, using heavy digital manipulation in postproduction.In 2000, he traveled to the United States on an invitation from the Providence Latino Film Festival. While visiting New York, he met Anna Strasberg of the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and after screening his thesis film was offered a scholarship. While attending the Strasberg Institute, Coyula made his first feature, Red Cockroaches (2003), for less than $2000 over a two-year period. The film was described by Variety as "a triumph of technology in the hands of a visionary with know-how..." The film won over twenty awards in film festivals around the world.In 2009, Coyula was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship by The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for developing his second feature, the film Memories of Overdevelopment, a follow-up to the Cuban classic Memorias del Subdesarrollo (1968), based on the novel by Cuban writer Edmundo Desnoes. After its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the film went to gather several awards and honors. The International Film Guide described it as one of the best films Cuba has produced. After the Guggenheim Fellowship ended in 2010, Coyula began working on his third feature, Corazon Azul (Blue Heart). In 2013 La Pereza Ediciones published his first novel Mar Rojo, Mal Azul.
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Date Of BirthMarch 31, 1977
Place Of BirthHavana, Cuba
Height5' 10" (1.78 m)
ProfessionDirector, Writer, Composer
Star SignAries
#Trademark
1Never uses the same shot twice
2Strong, colorful compositions and sharp editing
3Cryptic storylines involving alienated characters
4His films are set on an alternative reality, with futuristic and surreal elements.
#Quote
1You can't buy talent with technology.
2I cannot deal with realism. If I wanted realism, I'd go and see a documentary. I feel compelled to build the reality the way I want to see it.
3I think of the little pieces as a self contained film. Then, when the small pieces finds its shape; I start treating them as a whole of their own.
#Fact
1His thesis film, Buena Onda (1999), was considered by a teacher one of the worse films in the history of the school. One year after a prolific round of Cuban and US Film Festivals, the same film won him a scholarship to study for 1 year at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York.

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Corazón Azul2018filming
Nadie2017Documentary
Rafael Alcides2015-2016TV Mini-Series documentary 5 episodes
Psique2015Short
Memorias del desarrollo2010
Red Cockroaches2003
El tenedor plástico2001Video
Clase z tropical2000Short
Bailar sobre agujas1999Short
Nice Going1999Short
Idea1998Video documentary short
Detalles1998Short
Válvula de luz1997Short
Pirámide1996Short

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Corazón Azul2018story filming
Nadie2017Documentary writer
Rafael Alcides2015-2016TV Mini-Series documentary 4 episodes
Memorias del desarrollo2010screenplay
Red Cockroaches2003writer
El tenedor plástico2001Video
Clase z tropical2000Short
Bailar sobre agujas1999Short uncredited
Nice Going1999Short writer
Idea1998Video documentary short
Detalles1998Short writer
Válvula de luz1997Short
Pirámide1996Short

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Corazón Azul2018producer filming
Nadie2017Documentary producer
Rafael Alcides2015-2016TV Mini-Series documentary producer - 5 episodes
Psique2015Short producer
Red Cockroaches2003producer
El tenedor plástico2001Video producer
Clase z tropical2000Short producer
Válvula de luz1997Short producer
Pirámide1996Short producer - uncredited

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Corazón Azul2018filming
Nadie2017Documentary
El lugar preciso2016Short
Rafael Alcides2015TV Mini-Series documentary
Psique2015Short
Memorias del desarrollo2010
Música Bajo Nueva York2004TV Movie documentary
Red Cockroaches2003
El tenedor plástico2001Video
Clase z tropical2000Short
Idea1998Video documentary short uncredited
Válvula de luz1997Short
Pirámide1996Short

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Corazón Azul2018filming
Nadie2017Documentary
El lugar preciso2016Short
Rafael Alcides2015TV Mini-Series documentary
Psique2015Short
Memorias del desarrollo2010
Música Bajo Nueva York2004TV Movie documentary
Red Cockroaches2003
El tenedor plástico2001Video
Clase z tropical2000Short
Detalles1998Short uncredited
Válvula de luz1997Short
Pirámide1996Short uncredited

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
¿OVNIS en Cuba?1997Video documentary
Válvula de luz1997Short
Corazón Azul2018filming
Rafael Alcides2015TV Mini-Series documentary
Psique2015Short
Memorias del desarrollo2010
Red Cockroaches2003
El tenedor plástico2001Video
Bailar sobre agujas1999Short
Nice Going1999Short
Idea1998Video documentary short
Detalles1998Short

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Memorias del desarrollo2010sound editor / sound mixer / sound recordist
Red Cockroaches2003sound / sound mixer
El tenedor plástico2001Video sound
Bailar sobre agujas1999Short sound mixer - uncredited

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Corazón Azul2018filmingL
Memorias del desarrollo2010Student / Man at party / man at the park
Red Cockroaches2003Man at the zoo
Pirámide1996Short
El plano1993

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Memorias del desarrollo2010special effects
Red Cockroaches2003special effects
El tenedor plástico2001Video special effects
Clase z tropical2000Short special effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Corazón Azul2018digital compositor filming
Tea on the Axis of Evil2009Documentary photo animator
¿OVNIS en Cuba?1997Video documentary visual effects
Pirámide1996Short visual effects

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line2012Video documentary additional photography
Jane by Design2012TV Series assistant camera - 1 episode
Art, Architecture and Innovation: Celebrating the Guggenheim Museum2009Documentary short additional camera
American Jobs2005Video documentary cinematographer: additional shooting

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Corazón Azul2018animator filming

Art Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bailar sobre agujas1999Short

Set Decorator

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pirámide1996Short uncredited

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Memorias del desarrollo2010collage artist

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stand By2007Short special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil2006DocumentaryHimself
Primer impacto: edición nocturna2004TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2011Best Narrative FilmHavana New Directors Film FestivalNarrativeMemorias del desarrollo (2010)
2011Best DirectorMálaga Spanish Film FestivalMemorias del desarrollo (2010)
2011Special AwardPremios ACEMemorias del desarrollo (2010)
2011Cine Latino AwardWashington DC Independent Film FestivalMemorias del desarrollo (2010)
2010Jury AwardDallas Video FestivalBest Narrative FeatureMemorias del desarrollo (2010)
2010App AwardNew Media Film FestivalNarrativeMemorias del desarrollo (2010)
2005Best First WorkHavana New Directors Film FestivalNarrativeClase z tropical (2000)
2005Feature Film AwardSan Francisco Fearless Tales Genre FestBest EditingRed Cockroaches (2003)
2004Special Jury AwardHavana New Directors Film FestivalNarrativeRed Cockroaches (2003)
2004Grand Jury PrizeHawaii Digital Independent Film FestivalRed Cockroaches (2003)
2004Best of the FestMicrocinema FestNarrativeRed Cockroaches (2003)
2004Festival PrizeMicrocinema FestBest DirectorRed Cockroaches (2003)
2004Festival PrizeMicrocinema FestBest EditingRed Cockroaches (2003)
2004Festival PrizeMicrocinema FestBest FXRed Cockroaches (2003)
2004Festival PrizeMicrocinema FestBest Sci-fi FeatureRed Cockroaches (2003)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2005Grand PrizeSkip City International D-Cinema FestivalRed Cockroaches (2003)

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