Angel Soto

Director

A Puerto Rican local, Angel 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. “22Weeks” screened at Cannes Film Festival, with the U.S. Congress and in multiple countries around the world.

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 has representation in Puerto Rico with Latitude 18 Films, editing dozens of commercials for mayor brands and campaings and directing commercials for Gatorade, Ocean Spray, AT&T, VISA, Sprite and Puerto Rico Tourism Company. So far his commercials have participated in campaigns that have won major awards, including Cannes Lions, Ojo de Iberoamérica and Cúspides. He completed his first feature film, LA GRANJA, scheduled to be premiered sometime in 2015. Right now his latest work, the boxing drama Golden Boys, is scheduled for production during the summer of 2025 in the Dominican Republic.