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The Color of Genius

Project Background

Artist Diana De Avila sought somebody to help her share her unique artistic journey in documentary format. I was honored to accept the challenge and carry forward the project as a producer, director, and video editor.

Project Background

Artist Diana De Avila sought somebody to help her share her unique artistic journey in documentary format. I was honored to accept the challenge and carry forward the project as a producer, director, and video editor.

Project Background

Artist Diana De Avila sought somebody to help her share her unique artistic journey in documentary format. I was honored to accept the challenge and carry forward the project as a producer, director, and video editor.

Project Background

Artist Diana De Avila sought somebody to help her share her unique artistic journey in documentary format. I was honored to accept the challenge and carry forward the project as a producer, director, and video editor.

Film Synopsis

“The Color of Genius” follows the story of a Florida-based digital artist, Diana De Avila, who obtained her art skills in a non-traditional way. After a traumatic brain injury and the worsening of multiple sclerosis, artistic abilities awoke within her.

Film Synopsis

“The Color of Genius” follows the story of a Florida-based digital artist, Diana De Avila, who obtained her art skills in a non-traditional way. After a traumatic brain injury and the worsening of multiple sclerosis, artistic abilities awoke within her.

Film Synopsis

“The Color of Genius” follows the story of a Florida-based digital artist, Diana De Avila, who obtained her art skills in a non-traditional way. After a traumatic brain injury and the worsening of multiple sclerosis, artistic abilities awoke within her.

Film Synopsis

“The Color of Genius” follows the story of a Florida-based digital artist, Diana De Avila, who obtained her art skills in a non-traditional way. After a traumatic brain injury and the worsening of multiple sclerosis, artistic abilities awoke within her.

My role

Producer/Project Manager

Director

Video Editor

My role

Producer/Project Manager

Director

Video Editor

My role

Producer/Project Manager

Director

Video Editor

My role

Producer/Project Manager

Director

Video Editor

laurels

Bronze Telly Award 

Gold Local Addy by AdFed Suncoast

laurels

Bronze Telly Award 

Gold Local Addy by AdFed Suncoast

laurels

Bronze Telly Award 

Gold Local Addy by AdFed Suncoast

laurels

Bronze Telly Award 

Gold Local Addy by AdFed Suncoast

Production Approach

I used a waterfall-style methodology reflecting filmmaking standards to structure pre-production, production, and post-production.

Behind the Scenes

Credits

Inspired by 

The book Soldier, Sister, Savant by Wilma Davidson and Diana De Avila 


Director 

Mafer Bencomo

Co-producers 

Daniel Webster

Mafer Bencomo

Cinematographer 

Calvin “CJ” Callins 

Sound Mixer 

Justin Lombardi 


Boom Operator

Stefania Somma

1st Assistant Director

Daniel Webster

1st Camera Assistant 

Peyton Leopold 

Second Unit Photography by 

Milena Montero 

Almendra Kovac 

Darci Howell

Justin Lombardi 

Stefania Somma 

Motion Artwork by 

Diana De Avila 

Music by 

Found Lullaby by Richard Andrew Canavan - Universal Production Music 

The Humble as Saint by Banhi, Lightracks 

Eternal Hope by Paul Werner - Universal Production Music 

Reel by Adria Berenguer - Lightracks

Let's work together!

maferbencomo1@gmail.com

maferbencomo1@gmail.com

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