Hey, I'm Ramón!

El Paso, Texas

Ramón Villa-Hernández is an El Paso based multi-talented film artist/musician/lecturer. 

 

In 2010, Mr. Villa was part of the creative team for El Paso feature film, The Sentimental Engine Slayer (2010), that had its World Premiere at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam. It played numerous festivals around the world and had its U.S Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. 


In 2011, he worked on a short film, Reservado (2011) shot in El Paso, TX that had its World Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in France. During this time he also served as the executive producer/bass player for the self-titled Lp Frontera Bugalu (2011) released by Frontera Bugalu. 


In 2012, he was part of the creative team for Los Chidos (2012), a feature film shot in Guadalajara, Jal., MX. This film had its World Premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX. The film was selected to be part of the Narrative Competition category. 


In 2014, Mr. Villa started producing/directing short documentary films for El Paso based web-series, Only in El Paso. This web series is a joint venture between KCOS - El Paso’s PBS station and PBS Digital Studios. 


For the past 2 years, Mr. Villa has been teaching various aspects of media production at the University of Texas at El Paso.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

I See a Darkness

El Paso Feature
Drama

A commercial photographer is jaded from creating uninspired content for his job. His frustration manifests in a dysfunctional relationship.

127%

This project got the green light!

Don't Forget To Remember

New York Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

After an incident afflicts the world with a fatal form of insomnia, a young woman must traverse an alternate dimension in order to give mank

80%

This project got the green light!

Brown Town

McAllen Feature
Musical, Romantic Comedy

A loner beat boxer finds family in her college's South Asian acapella team.

80%

This project got the green light!

Endless Light

Fairbanks Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Returning home, a bipolar woman attempts to decipher her brother's suicide through occult intervention with Alaska's wilderness.

101%

This project got the green light!

White Crow

Los Angeles Feature
Mystery, Thriller

A sickly young woman's life unravels when she receives a heart transplant and begins to take on her donor's personality traits.

89%

This project got the green light!

Passion & Progress

Lakeland Series
Documentary

When people of color set out an ambitious goal to reach their highest potential, only to be faced with societal barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

STiGMA

Atlanta Series
Drama

As Senator Ingram stares down an easy reelection, things become unstable when he is diagnosed with a mental illness.

113%

This project got the green light!

CLOCK-OUT

Dallas Series
Reality-TV, Talk-Show

The millennials that are focused on the grind before & after they clock out, sharing experiences about sex, love and being selfish AF!

103%

This project got the green light!

Miles Underwater

San Antonio Feature
Drama, Family

13-year-old Miles is struggling to find where he belongs when an unusual event forces him to face his biggest fear and take a leap of faith.

106%

This project got the green light!

VOWS

New York Series
Comedy, Drama

Two actresses from conservative immigrant backgrounds agree to a green card marriage hoping to pursue their very American passions.

106%

This project got the green light!

On Story Project

Austin Series
Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

On Story shares passionate discussions about the creative process of storytelling to audiences worldwide for free.

81%

This project got the green light!

DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION!

New York Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

A history of queer cinema from the women who made it happen.

100%

This project got the green light!

Ring is now STALLED

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Two strangers on dates from hell bond in the women's bathroom over their issues with love.

124%

This project got the green light!

Pozole

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

Chasing the Dragon

Salt Lake City Short
Thriller, LGBTQ

A transgender detective gets blocked by local transphobic PD. Never beaten, she pushes back and discovers who the real culprits are

81%

This project got the green light!

Good Girl

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Teen

A Latina teenager faces harsh realities and smashed hopes when she attends a party under false pretenses.

105%

This project got the green light!

In Her Wake

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

An honest comedy about real tragedy. A brother and sister try to navigate through their mother's wake with high spirits.

85%

This project got the green light!

Wise Gals

Boston Short
Crime, Drama

In an alternate 1980s underground, organized crime is ruled by women. Up-and-coming mobster Sophia is ready to take the throne.

100%

This project got the green light!

Zen is Now: The Kwan Um School of Zen Today

Portland Feature
Documentary

Where the Kwan Um School of Zen is today

101%

This project got the green light!

Desert Trilogy

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Fantasy

The desert links three stories: A child ghost haunts her father, an estranged sister asks a final favor, and a cowboy meets unlikely angels.

87%

This project got the green light!

PRofessionals

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

An underdog PR company's last chance comes as they are hired by an entitled State Senator's daughter to win her class election.

83%

This project got the green light!

Let 'Em Know You're There

Austin Short
Documentary, Sport

A celebration of a man holding an amazing piece forgotten NBA history while battling Alzheimer's.

86%

This project got the green light!

The Chrysalis (formerly The Caterpillar & The Butterfly)

Hamden Short
Thriller, Drama

Two sisters who constantly butt heads over guys are snowed into a warehouse, where they form a relationship with a mysterious runaway.

119%

This project got the green light!

10-56

Providence Feature
Drama

A group of friends go to an island to detox together, not aware of the struggles they will face once there.

115%

This project got the green light!

Brujos

Chicago Series
Drama, LGBTQ

Brujos is a queer-of-color web series that follows four gay Latino grad students... who are also witches!

81%

This project got the green light!

THORP

Danbury Feature
Comedy, Sci-Fi

After leaving Earth in the late 80's, an alien returns to reconnect with his best friend, in a world now obsessed with technology.

115%

This project got the green light!

Window Shopping - A Gay Lust Story

Jersey City Short
Romantic Comedy, LGBTQ

Window Shopping is about how we all crave to be seen, to be in intimate relationships, and how easily we can imagine them, even with strange

100%

This project got the green light!

Untitled Oxnard Project

Littlerock Feature
Documentary

Do you think you know who picks your strawberries? Think again.

84%

This project got the green light!

Juana Doe

El Paso Short
Drama, Fantasy

A forensic anthropologist discovers her supernatural abilities when working with unidentifiable remains of migrants.

94%

This project got the green light!

Operation Wolf Patrol: The Rod Coronado Story

Milwaukee Feature
Documentary, Nature

Operation Wolf Patrol tells the story of convicted “eco-terrorist”– Rod Coronado, and his campaign to end wolf hunting in the United States.

100%

This project got the green light!

The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story

Oakland Series
Comedy, Documentary

The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story

109%

This project got the green light!

The Rings of Saturn

Saint Paul Feature
Documentary

A documentary that highlights professional wrestler Perry Saturn's rise to fame and the consequences of it.

83%

This project got the green light!

Full Moon

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Horror

Amy, a self-proclaimed witch, invites her friends over for a full moon ritual to bring more magic into their lives.

86%

This project got the green light!

Mirrors

San Francisco Short
Drama

A distressed dancer must turn inward towards the haunting memories of her past in order to quiet her harshest critic yet - herself.

80%

This project got the green light!

Lucy in the Sky

New York Short
Drama, Teen

Fourteen-year-old Lucy Katz living with autism while adjusting to mainstream high school, is suddenly faced with cataclysmic change, when sh

134%

This project got the green light!

The Morning After

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

That Section 8 Seinfeld: a band of aging and unskilled, ambitious, yet unmotivated underdog's heroic journey to make ends meet.

100%

This project got the green light!

Always A Thorn

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Crime

Two teenagers, Two police officers, stereotypes and tensions collide, who will survive?

88%

This project got the green light!

Montana

New York Short
Drama, Mystery

Two psychologists with unconventional methods open a therapeutic school for troubled teens while struggling with their own traumatic past.

104%

This project got the green light!

Am I Out There?

Austin Short
Drama, Documentary

Before getting abducted by aliens for the last time, Josh makes a documentary to prove his story to the world...and say goodbye.

100%

This project got the green light!

Self i.e. (a short film by Tony Gapastione)

Redwood City Short
Drama, Experimental

A selfie addicted young girl must confront her personal demons after her online dating wreaks havoc in her life.

105%

This project got the green light!

Hyphen

Boston Short
Drama, Fantasy

A poetic journey of memory and fantasy told through the eyes of four versions of an artist as she creates her own self-identity.

110%

This project got the green light!

Freelancers Anonymous

Chicago Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

Billie #hatesherjob and quits to launch a new tech start-up company called Freelancers Anonymous while simultaneously planning her wedding.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Mother Lode

Hoboken Series
Comedy

A positive parenting mother faces the underbelly of motherhood with the help of her dead father, an old friend, and a TV producer.

81%

This project got the green light!

You're The Pest

New York Series
Comedy, Family

Two estranged childhood friends, Alex and Marissa, unexpectedly inherit their families' extermination company in Queens.

110%

This project got the green light!

Malabar

Miami Short
Drama, Thriller

An undocumented mother risks everything to save her child from a human trafficking White Nationalist.

107%

This project got the green light!

Coming Home: Celebrating the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 2017

Los Angeles Short
Documentary

A group of the last surviving Women Airforce Service Pilots, all in their 90s, return to Avenger Field, for what may be their last reunion.

81%

This project got the green light!

Rooster and The Queen

Woodstock Short
Drama, Film-Noir

When Rooster’s seductive ex-wife, the Queen, makes a play to get him back, he can see a future that reminds him of their past.

105%

This project got the green light!

Mama's Boy

Downingtown Short
Drama, Horror

A young man's life spirals into depravity and madness when he confronts the trauma of his childhood.

100%

This project got the green light!

Bite Me

New York Feature
Comedy, Romance

A subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her

101%

This project got the green light!

The Pet Peeve Police

Los Angeles Series
Adventure, Comedy

Ridding the world of inconsiderate douches one pet peeve at a time.

90%

This project got the green light!

Higher Methods

Providence Feature
Mystery, Thriller

Searching for his missing sister, an actor enters a nightmare world he can't escape and confronts how far he will go to pursue his passion.

80%

This project got the green light!

Marisol

New York Short
Drama, Foreign Film

When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her daughter, a stranger turns her transgression into a nightmare.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Gift

San Francisco Short
Fantasy, Drama

In a parallel universe, an isolated girl who is bullied for her uncommonly large ears finds solace in an unusual friendship with a crow.

105%

This project got the green light!

AUGGIE

Fairfield Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Forced into early retirement, a man falls in love with his new augmented reality companion, driving away his wife and daughter.

103%

This project got the green light!

The Inner Edge

Old Bridge Township Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A NJ cop struggling with changes in her life, has to save a suicidal stranger to unlock what powers lie within her.

122%

This project got the green light!

Drought

Wilmington Feature
Comedy, Drama

The summer after high school, Sam searches for a better life for herself and younger brother with Autism.

101%

This project got the green light!

The MisEducation of Bindu

Indianapolis Feature
Comedy, Drama

Thrust into American public school by her mother’s new marriage, a wide-eyed Indian teen teams up with a band geek to survive.

104%

This project got the green light!

Lost Bayou

Lafayette Feature
Drama, Family

A struggling addict ventures out into the Louisiana swamp to discover that her estranged faith healer father is hiding a troubling secret.

118%

This project got the green light!

Stormie

Santa Maria Feature
Biography, Drama

An adopted Hispanic teenager looks for his birth family in an attempt to find his place of belonging.

151%

This project got the green light!

Bring Me an Avocado

San Francisco Feature
Drama

When a violent encounter leaves Robin in a coma, her family ventures to maintain normalcy for her children while managing their own grief.

113%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

105%

This project got the green light!

nēar

Stockton Feature
Crime, Drama

"nēar" follows 17-year-old Julian upon his escape from the hospital on Christmas Eve, the day which is literally the last day of his life.

85%

This project got the green light!

This Is Our Home

Media Feature
Drama, Thriller

A struggling couple's weekend getaway goes awry when a child arrives in the middle of the night claiming he's their son.

120%

This project got the green light!

Test: A Classic American Story....On Steroids

New Philadelphia Feature
Sport, LGBTQ

A young bodybuilder living in Ohio defies his religious mother when he follows the county's best coach into a world of steroid abuse

376%

This project got the green light!

The Atavist

Pittsfield Feature
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.

292%

This project got the green light!

D.I.Y.

Philadelphia Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A queer couple is determined to tie the knot their own way.

125%

This project got the green light!

Bedsheet Man

Bradenton Feature
Comedy, Drama

A middle aged man looses his son to suicide only to find a strange way to cope with his grief. He becomes the superhero that his son always

103%

This project got the green light!

Epiphany

Tarpon Springs Feature
Drama, Family

A young girl struggles to create a relationship with her father after the death of her aunt who raised her.

103%

This project got the green light!

Mini Lights

Saint Petersburg Feature
Horror

A group of skaters roams the haunted nooks of St. Petersburg Fl. where an unquenchable tragedy watches from the darkness waiting for a host.

155%

This project got the green light!

worst.christmas.ever.

Youngstown Feature
Comedy, Teen

A dark comedy about a 15-year-old girl whose entire world falls apart after she discovers that she's pregnant on Christmas Eve.

106%

This project got the green light!

Start Breaking My Heart

Los Angeles Short
Romantic Comedy, Shorts Program

A Columbia University's School of the Arts Thesis Project

83%

This project got the green light!

The Invaders

New York Short
Horror, Thriller

When a girl is followed on her way home, she finds herself facing a sinister force that threatens her entire existence.

278%

This project got the green light!

Forbidden Steps

Los Angeles Feature
Global Celebration, Family

A Muslim police officer stuck between his dancer daughter & orthodox father must grapple with ties to tradition & his own American dream.

101%

This project got the green light!

At The End Of The Day

Lakeland Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A conservative Christian professor finds himself in a gay support group to stop their launch of an LGBT homeless teen shelter.

96%

This project got the green light!

About a Donkey

New York Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.

108%

This project got the green light!

Pearl Rain

Ashland Short
Fantasy, Romance

A fantasy/romance short film blending West African myth and European fairytale.

103%

This project got the green light!

Building the American Dream

Austin Feature
Documentary

In the deadliest state for construction, undocumented workers fight for reform of the Texas industry while under the threat of deportation.

93%

This project got the green light!

Ordinary

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Recently diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Janie, ventures to LA where she finds freedom inspired by a friendship with the fantastical Pixie.

83%

This project got the green light!

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