Since 2011, Jaime Villa Ruiz has been honing his craft as a filmmaker to create striking moving images. His projects have taken him around the world with clients like Amazon Studios, Awesomeness TV, ESPN, Fandango, Facebook Watch, Flex , LA Metro, Lifetime/ AE, Nike, and many more.
In 2014, he won a Craft Award at NYU’s First Run Festival for his cinematography in the short The Banaue Boy. His first feature film as a cinematographer, Pecado Original, won Best Foreign Film at the DTLA Film Festival in 2018, continuing its festival run at the Austin Film Festival and the Chicago Latino Film Festival among others. The film is now distributed by HBO, and AppleTV+.
Born and bred in Puerto Rico, Jaime enjoys aromatic caribbean coffee, waking up to a cold run, reading anything from self-help books to revolutionary history, and pointing his film camera at anything light touches. He hopes to one day use the camera to tell your story.
Jamie was amazing to work with. Super clear communication throughout the entire process and coordination for pickup and drop off was seamless. The gear was handled with the upmost care and returned just as it left. I would be happy to work with Dan again in the future!