A Puerto Rican local, Angel M. Soto studied advertising at the Sacred Heart University of Puerto Rico. At an early age he began his career as a TV producer for WAPA-TV, and later moved to Art Direction at a local advertising agency. Angel later continued his pursuit in the film industry, directing his first short film “22weeks”, which earned him multiple awards and presentations including Cannes Film Festival, U.S. Congress and countries like Australia, Thailand, South Africa, New Zealand and South Korea.
His second film, “En la privacidad de mi hogar” earned various prestigious nominations for Best Short at the HBO Latino Film Festival and the Miami International Film Festival and is used as a local campaign against domestic violence. During that time, Angel continued to experiment in the field of direction by making countless music videos, including the breakthrough videos for Foglia and Domino Saints.
His last film, “La Carta”, won awards on several festivals and was exhibited at Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Forward, La Havana and Miami International Film Festivals to name a few. Recently Angel just got involved in the production aspect of the advertising industry, co-directing a NHTSA PSA in Austin, TX and editing for Latitude 18 Films. He currently has his first feature film, LA GRANJA, in the early stages of development.