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Edgar Ortiz

Profession: Writer
Country: Costa Rica / Czech Republic

Originally from Costa Rica, Edgar traveled to Prague in 2011 to study cinema at the Academy of performing arts in Prague (FAMU), where he attained a B.A. in film editing and an M.A. in directing for film and digital media. He's worked as crew and creative on countless shorts, major Hollywood pictures including 13 Hours, and 6 Underground, indie productions, and even the odd Tollywood movie.

He is currently developing two feature films, one with the support of a development grant from the Czech Film Fund and Vernes.sro, the other with Iconoclast Germany. He is slated to codirect his first docu-series in association with Big Media Productions in early 2024.

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For the Love of Prague

Late October, 1959. A confused, nervous American animator is being transported deep behind the Iron Curtain on a Soviet-built plane. As Gene Deitch observes the checkerboard green farm fields below ...
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