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Juan Sotelo

Film Antics
Screenwriter | Producer | Managing Partner
Los Angeles


I joined Film Antics in 2009 as a producer and screenwriter. My recent screenwriting credits include the films “Some Kind of Sign” (2011), “Stare Straight Crew” (2012), “Room 133″ (2012), “Lure” (2012), “Sanctuary” (2012), and "Myself" (2012).

I wrote “Stare Straight Crew”, which won Best Comedy at the Sacramento International Film Festival and is an official selection at the Poppy Jasper Film Festival. More importantly, we are in the Programmers Choice shorts program at the prestigious Hollywood Black Film Festival.

I earned a BA in Political Science with an emphasis in American Politics at UCLA. The UCLA Political Science Department was ranked #11 by US News and World Report 2012.

At UCLA I also studied film and screenwriting courses. In addition, I bring a wealth of real world experience as an IT Services Consultant and Entrepreneur; NCAA UCLA Track and Field and Cross-Country athlete; and former Intermediate Algebra teacher and high school coach.