Hey, I'm Victor Hugo!

Oakland, California

I enjoy making engaging and thought provoking content.


My short films are positive reflections of the working class communities in which I was raised.


Working on the next short film and developing a feature length screenplay.

My Projects

My Films

Two young boys run amok until they witness a robbery that challenges their friendship.

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 • Short

by Victor Hugo Duran

A boy and his working class mother face separate but entwined struggles to survive in South LA.

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 • Short

by Victor Hugo Duran

Two boys on a 4th of July mission: get their hands on illegal fireworks to impress girls in their LA neighborhood.

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by Victor Hugo Duran

Projects I'm Supporting

Nice Tan

San Francisco Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Nice Tan is a WOC / QPOC-led sketch comedy series that tackles life and identity in a world that's not as woke as it wants to be.


This project got the green light!

Don't Ever Let Go

Los Angeles Short
Animation, Drama

Mia and her brother Alex find a powerful stone that thrusts them into different paths while bringing them closer then they've ever been.


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.


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.


This project got the green light!


Portland Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A tale about a homeless immortal woman taken in by a Portlander.


This project got the green light!

Passion & Progress

Lakeland Series

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


This project got the green light!

The Vth Column

Los Angeles Series
Horror, Sci-Fi

Horror/Scifi series. Episode 1. A couple flees from a stranger, who refused to let them out of his car, after hitching a ride.


This project got the green light!


Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.


This project got the green light!

Little Evil Bookshop

Seattle Feature
Comedy, Satire

When the world's most powerful occult leader visits a modest mystic bookshop, its owner must impress him at all costs.


This project got the green light!


Santa Maria Feature
Biography, Drama

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


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.


This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.


This project got the green light!

Pulling Wool

New York Feature
Action, Comedy

A two hander about a platonic best-friendship that culminates in a city wide search for $7,000 to pay off gambling debt and save their lives


This project got the green light!


Portland Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A heartbroken woman stows away to her estranged lover's lake house where she becomes entangled with a teenage girl.


This project got the green light!

This Side of Summer

San Luis Obispo Feature
Comedy, Drama

Two senior girls and their college flings figure out which relationships are worth the time they have left before graduation.


This project got the green light!

Sell Your Body

New York Short
Comedy, Horror

A millennial horror story about dating apps.


This project got the green light!


Los Angeles Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.


This project got the green light!

Eveningstar Cinema

Film-related Business

Save The Eveningstar Cinema


This project got the green light!

No Le Digas a Nadie (Don't Tell Anyone)

Brooklyn Feature

An undocumented youth fights for herself, her mother and her community to come out of the shadows.


This project got the green light!

Movies & Shows I Recommend

A short film about women, Puerto Rico, and sexuality...

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