Cruz Andronico Fernandez is an author, filmmaker, musician and media junkie. He utilizes a free form prose style and strong character voice in everything he creates. Cruz is constantly in development and/or production on different projects using various mediums including comics, video and board games, screenplays, narrative fiction, short and feature films, and Transmedia experiences.
Cruz has had stories published in 365 Tomorrows and Poor Mojo’s Almanac. He won first place in the Comedy/Spoken Word category of the Page One literary performance competition at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Cruz has earned his BFA from the intense Creative Writing for Entertainment program at Full Sail University, in Orlando, Florida.
He currently resides in Newman, California. Cruz is currently working as an After School Program Leader. As an ASP Leader he hangs out with kids, plays video games, and teaches filmmaking and comic book writing.
His current project is "R Street Metal-Heads," a web series about the clash of youthful dreams against the unforgiving world of methamphetamine addiction in small town America. Told from the perspective of a rising Chicano heavy metal band, the series will explore heavy metal and Hispanic culture and the effects of drug and alcohol abuse on America's youth.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing for Entertainment May 2015
Full Sail University Winter Park, FL
Final Draft Microsoft Office Suite
Final Cut Pro X Screenwriting
Motion Transmedia Writing
After Effects Comic Book Scriptwriting
Storyboard Pro Sketch Comedy
Logic Pro Stand Up/Spoken Word Performance
"Before Ruin," 365tomorrows.com, September 15th, 2012
Editor/Cameraman May 2009 - March 2011
Media Fusion Studios Stockton, CA
Consistently composed artistic shots as cameraman
Shot and edited 20 DUI prevention videos with the California Highway Patrol for local high schools
Tasked with keeping the companies editing style/techniques fresh and dynamic
Lead Editor/Field Director June 2002 - December 2005
M&M Productions Yuba City, CA
Edited footage for weddings, commercials, and corporate projects
Logged in nearly 7,000 hours of video editing
Shot and directed field productions for weddings, concerts, corporate events, and commercials
Began directing field crews after only six months with the company