JD Mata Films

J.D. Mata is an actor, independent filmmaker, musician/ Choir Director, Piano Bar player, etc... He lives in Los Angeles. This is the place where he will reveal his "rebel without a crew" Robert Rodriguez inspired style of indie filmmaking secrets! And, just "A day in the life" stuff!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

CUATRO VELAS / FOUR CANDLES.....the **second** candle has been lit:)

I edited and posted, swiftly, this second episode, because I was so exhilarated with the performance of the actors, Ana Paola Villalobos, Katelynn Tilley, and Louie Olivos, Jr. on episode 1. Now, I wonder if I should have let the first episode gain more steam. Oh well, you can't "un-ring the bell!" All I know is that I'm very excited with this project, and in life, there are no mistakes:)

More pics from "On the set!" Also in this pic is the very talented Assistant Director, JEREMY MARTINEZ, who was brilliant on set. Jeremy has an eye for detail, thus making this film as strong as it was! Thanks, JER!
I LOVE my life! xoxo, jd

Saturday, May 23, 2009

CUATRO VELAS / FOUR CANDLES.....the first candle has been lit:)

CUATRO VELAS / FOUR CANDLES is my latest film project, which I have chosen to post on YouTube as novella web series. I refuse to sit around and wait for something to happen, which does. I have chosen to be aggressively pro-active in my approach to the arts, filmmaking and acting. This project stems from that belief system, Yay! I LOVE my life!!

Here are some pics from the two day shoot, which took place May 14,15, 2009 I was blessed to have worked with some amazing actors, ANA PAOLA VILLALOBOS, KATELYNN TILLEY, LOUIE OLIVOS, and MARIO VALDEZ JUAREZ!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

WISDOM and ALL HIS WISDOM ...episode: elliott in/out

These scenes were originally from my first web series, FOR NO ONE. I had so much fun working with this concept of Wisdom, that I decided to create a spinoff, WISDOM and ALL HIS WISDOM. For intensive purposes, this is the pilot:) I LOVE my lfe! xoxo, jd