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WRITER'S BLOCK: ACT I
Overwhelmed by accusations and rumors of experiencing writer's block, world-famous author Edward Knight struggles to write his next big hit; facing his past self in a world that seems to stray from reality. Directed and edited by Jacob Arango Produced by Madison Lehew Director of Photography - Alex Mathison Starring: JP Bremer Brittany Gibson Coby Hughes Daniela Benavides Abid Khan About Writer's Block: WRITER'S BLOCK is an undergraduate student produced and funded dark-dramedy film, created in the Incubator program at the University of Texas at Austin's Texas Student Television program (TSTV). The film is set to be continued throughout the next year. The film focuses its story on the consequences that success and fame cause and how arrogance can completely corrupt an individual. “Writer’s block is only a failure of the ego.” ― Norman Mailer A TSTV Incubator Production Written by Jacob Arango, Alex Mathison, Madison Lehew, & Grayson Oliver Executive Producer - Joie Parma Assistant Director - Johnny Enriquez Production Designer - Maddalena Lupold Production Assistants - Lily Kent, Chloe Smith, & Sofia Alejandro Assistant Camera - Kevin Kopp & Cayla Miller Script Supervisor - Trinity Phu Sound Mixers - Alyssa Young & Joseph Chavez Music by Simón Marulanda-Mesa Boom Operator - Nolan Walley Sound Supervisor & Additional Music - Ben Parler BTS Photographers - Reyna Dews & George Cantu SPFX Makeup Artist - Emily Cotton Associate Producers: Juan Ariztmendy, Karen Klein, & Jeremy and Elisa Thompson Extras: Giselle Castro, Anthony Larraga, Rachel Galindo, & Emily Cotton Indiegogo Contributors: Andrea Bohorquez Anne Lehew Bill Mathison Cheryl Mathison Chimene Tingue Amelia Arango Jeremy & Elisa Thompson Daniel Arango Patsy Mathison Juan Ariztmendy Sergey Kochergan Scott Lehew Mario Soave Julie Sher Evelyn Ledbetter Karen Klein Omar Marroquin Joan Deschamps Chris Dodson Maria Emilia Camacho Special Thanks: Texas Student Television Medici Roasting, Guadalupe St. Julie & Joel Sherr Meg Foster Aries Orozco Emily Cotton This is a work of fiction. any similarities to persons living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. © 2023 Jacob Arango, Alex Mathison & Madison Lehew. All Rights Reserved.
Jack & Abigail - A Wedding Film
I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to be the videographer of Jack and Abigail's beautiful wedding on January 7th, 2023 in Denton, Texas. This film is my first wedding shoot, and I'm ecstatic as to how it turned out. I want to thank the bride, groom, and their amazing friends and family who made this day as beautiful as it was. Follow my Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacobarangofilm For inquiries and business, reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 DEMO REEL - Jacob Arango
A quick look back at the work I created during my time in high school. https://jacobarango.wixsite.com/portfolio Directed & edited by Jacob Arango Songs: Madeon - Miracle The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop Projects Featured: SECOND THOUGHTS (2022) STN 2022 NATIONAL CONVENTION - FIRST PLACE Directed by Jacob Arango Edited by Jacob Arango & Abraham Garcia Written by James Darden III & Jacob Arango Cinematography by Abraham Garcia Sound Design by Abraham Garcia & Jacob Arango Produced by Lori Andrade IF ONLY YOU KNEW (2021) STN CHALLENGE 2021 - THIRD PLACE Directed and edited by Jacob Arango Written by Ariel Gilmore & Jacob Arango Cinematography by Abraham Garcia & Jacob Arango Produced by Lori Andrade & Ariel Gilmore Makeup by Emily Cotton CWHS FOOTBALL HYPE VIDEO (2021) Directed by Jacob Arango & Abraham Garcia Cinematography by Jacob Arango & Abraham Garcia Edited by Abraham Garcia Produced by Lori Andrade & James Darden III ONE LAST DAY (2021) Directed and edited by Jacob Arango Written by Ari Gilmore Produced by Ethan Moralez & Lori Andrade Special Thanks: Lori Andrade Abraham Garcia James Darden III Ari Gilmore Nicole Howard Emily Cotton Avery Hall It's only up from here.
A LEGACY OF PASSION
As my high school career comes to an end, I reflect on my past, my influences, and the legacy of passion that I'm leaving behind. Directed & edited by Jacob Arango Song: Madeon - Love You Back Special Thanks: Daniel, Andrea, & Amelia Arango Emily Cotton Lori Andrade Benjamin Parler Marcell Vogel Nicole Howard Thank you to everyone who has made my life so special.
SECOND THOUGHTS (1st Place) - Horror Short Film
A teenager running from home finds himself on the 14th floor of a hotel known for its horrific rumors. Student Television Network 2022 National Convention - First Place This film was created for the Student Television Network 2022 National Convention where we were challenged to write, shoot, and edit a short film in under 6 hours. We won first place in the competition, beating hundreds of different schools around the nation! I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in this competition with the best crew and cast I could ever ask for. It's only up from here! Directed by Jacob Arango Edited by Jacob Arango & Abraham Garcia Written by James Darden III & Jacob Arango Cinematography by Abraham Garcia Sound Design by Abraham Garcia & Jacob Arango Produced by Lori Andrade Starring: James Darden III Nicole Howard Jacob Arango SUPPORTED BY CDUB MEDIA A giant thank you to all my friends and teachers who made this film possible in UNDER SIX HOURS!
IF ONLY YOU KNEW (3rd Place) - Short Film
After a teenage boy meets the girl of his dreams, he becomes entangled in a story of love, desire, and obsession. Student Television Network 2021 Online Challenge - Third Place This film is a project I am so proud of. We developed, wrote, shot, and edited this film in one weekend, and I couldn't be happier with the end result. Directed and edited by Jacob Arango Written by Ariel Gilmore & Jacob Arango Cinematography by Abraham Garcia & Jacob Arango Produced by Lori Andrade & Ariel Gilmore Makeup by Emily Cotton Starring: Abraham Garcia as the Boy Avery Lynne Hall as the Girl Featuring James Darden III SUPPORTED BY CDUB MEDIA A giant thank you to all my friends, family members, and teachers who made this film possible in such little time.
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