Ramón Villa-Hernández is an El Paso based multi-talented film artist/musician/professor.
In 2010, was part of creative team for El Paso feature film, The Sentimental Engine Slayer (2010). World Premiere at the prestigious International Film Festival in Rotterdam. It played numerous festivals around the world and had its U.S Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
In 2011, lead actor in Reservado (2011), shot in El Paso, TX. This film had its World Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in France. The same year he served as the executive producer/bass player for the self-titled LP - Frontera Bugalú (2011) released by Frontera Bugalú.
In 2012, he was part of the creative team for Los Chidos (2012), a feature film shot in Guadalajara, Jal., MX. This film had its World Premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX. The film was selected to be part of the Narrative Competition category.
In 2014, he started writing/directing short documentary films for El Paso based web-series, Only in El Paso. His films discuss El Paso topics such as Ghosts, Murals, Boots, and UFOs. This web series is produced by KCOS-TV 13 - El Paso’s PBS Station.
In 2016, awarded a CAP Grant by MCAD to do pop-up workshops on how to shoot a narrative film scene around the city of El Paso.
In 2017, awarded an AIP Grant from MCAD to produce a short film project titled La Catrina. This project would be developed into Juana Doe. Produced a successful Seed & Spark campaign (HERE) to start production on Juana Doe.
In 2018, awarded a production grant from MCAD (FY2018 Local Filmmakers Program Award) and post-production grant from AFS (Austin Film Society) to finish short film Juana Doe (2019).
Villa-Hernández has been teaching full-time, various aspects of media production, at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).