Tony Lugo is an award winning filmmaker of short form narrative, documentaries, and music videos. His current award winning film, Midnight, is making it's rounds on the festival circuit. He began his artistic career as an award nominated production designer, and honed his skills in cinematography and editing, before fully pursuing his directing career.
In search of adventure and a challenge, Tony joined the United States Marine Corps and traveled abroad to Cuba, Greece, and Ireland.
After his service, Tony pursued his passion in the creative arts and started writing screenplays and making films. He was twice selected as a Latino scholar by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), an organization that supports emerging Latino filmmakers.
Tony was also selected as a Leadership Fellow for the non-profit Veterans in Media & Entertainment (VME) in recognition of his leadership and volunteerism.
FestivalS Awards PRESS & MEDIA
AWARDSBest Drama Film: Austin After Dark Film Festival, Jury Award for best short film: Lady Filmmakers Film Festival, Best Supporting Actress: Lady Filmmakers Film Festival, Best Supporting Actress: Oceanside International Film Festival Austin After Dark Film Fest Page with list of award winners https://info.filmfestivalcircuit.com/blog/austin-after-dark-film-festival-spring-2021 Winner of Best Supporting Actress at Oceanside Int’l Film Fest. https://youtu.be/5tlZmcpEX3c?t=404 Oceanside Film Festival Awards https://osidefilm.org/2020-highlights/ Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood http://hollywoodcff.com/2021_Winners_%28Summer%29.html
MEDIAPanel Discussion Podcast Podcast Podcast
DIGITAL MEDIAArticle https://www.pocho.com/in-downtown-l-a-one-white-boy-makes-very-special-tacos-video/ Interview in Deadline Hollywood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTTYN3B7KIQ Interview: 5 Questions Blog https://www.fivequestions.me/conversations/2017/5/30/five-questions-tony-lugo Article in Sports Illustrated. https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2014/07/23/chessboxing