Boris Castellanos: Artist BIO
Boris Castellanos began his artistic career as a musician and composer. With over 20 years of experience in the field of music production and sound design, his musical education started from childhood, receiving training in piano and orchestration from the Royal Academy of Music.
In 2005 Boris began learning digital photography and eventually gravitated to digital film. He began by experimenting with time-lapse photography, which provided a gateway to the world of film and video capture; a tool that continues to be an important part of his visual repertoire today.
Having worked with professional music production programs such as ProTools and Logic Audio since the late 90’s, Boris drew from this experience with production software to learn non-linear film editing platforms and he went on to complete artistic and commercial video projects from principal photography, all the way through to post production, editing, scoring and completion - without the help of a large crew.
In summer, 2013 Boris co-directed Jesus of Wemindji - an independent experimental film produced in Quebec’s remote Cree Nation of Wemindji, James Bay. Boris and his brother Alvaro Castellanos teamed up with Cree youth actors to produce the film. The project was Inspired by a dream by William Natawapineskum, a teenage member of the Wemindji Cree nation who uses art and video as a way to engage his autistic younger brother and insulate him from bullying at his school.
In May 2016, Boris and Alvaro Castellanos released their live performative film ‘THE RESCUE A live Film-Concerto’ in Berlin, Germany at the German Foreign office on the former site of the Nazi Reich Bank the performative live piece was directed and produced by the two brothers which to date, has been performed in Argentina, Chile, Panamá, Costa Rica, Canada, Germany, China etc.