Ernesto Quintero strongly believes in projects of social relevance and utilizes his skill in video and film to advocate positive change. Ernesto has been documenting A Sacred Journey, a story of his brother’s fight with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) since his diagnosis in 2005. In 2013, he decided to edit this heartfelt journey locking picture in May 2019 and won Best Film at DOCUTAH International Film Festival 2019. A Sacred Journey has full digital distribution and can be presently found on Amazon and ten other platforms.
In addition to pointing the camera on his brother, Ernesto most recently traveled the world working with Jennifer Lopez (JL) on Dance Again a documentary featuring JL on her first ever world tour. As second unit director, Ernesto got to see the world through his lens, traveling to 40 countries in 4 months. On this same tour Ernesto, directed JL’s ten dancers and came back to produce six episodes of A Step Away, a docu-series for NUVO TV. Ernesto is prepared to direct, produce, shoot or edit, but most importantly, Ernesto has a knack for story and heart that allows him to capture emotions.
His other awards include the Imagen Award for Outstanding Stage Production for “Veteranos: A legacy of Valor” (2000), a nomination for Outstanding Made-for-TV Documentary Producer for an Alma Award for Warrior of the Court (2007), Imagen Award for the PBS national television series Voces (2007), Cine Golden Eagle Award for Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano (2007) and a NAMIC award for the mun2 Hookup (2008). To learn more about Ernesto’s work please visit: www.asacredjourneyfilm.com or www.ernestoquinterofilms.com.
“It’s beautiful to witness the transformation a student has when they watch their end product for the first time and discover the power they have through this platform. I’m grateful to give back the knowledge and experience I have.”