Alpha Mare [trailer]. Short film. 2019
Directed by Victor Tadashi Suarez and Mimi Wilcox. Produced by Tienda Films.
A dream-like look into the mind of a woman who lives alone with a herd of Danish Warmblood horses. Official Selection at Newport Beach, Brooklyn, Bentonville, Sebastopol, and more. Shot on the Alexa Mini and Inspire 2.
Harvest season [a scene]. Feature film. 2018
Directed by Bernardo Ruiz. Produced by Quiet Pictures and Independent Lens
Harvest Season delves into the lives of people who work behind the scenes of the premium California wine industry, during one of the most dramatic grape harvests in recent memory. The film follows the stories of Mexican-American winemakers and migrant workers who are essential to the wine business, yet are rarely recognized for their contributions. Their stories unfold as wildfires ignite in Napa and Sonoma counties, threatening the livelihoods of small farmers and winemakers who are already grappling with a growing labor shortage, shifting immigration policies, and the impacts of a rapidly changing climate.
Official Selection at Big Sky, Full Frame, River Run, Doc NYC, and many more. Winner of Best Cinematography Documentary at Queens World Film Festival. Available on PBS, iTunes, and Amazon.
The Weekly [trailer]. TV Series. 2019
Produced by Left/Right and The New York Times for FX and Hulu.
The Weekly is a new documentary TV series from The New York Times, bringing unparalleled journalism to the screen.
Each half-hour episode features a Times journalist investigating one of the most pressing issues of the day. With more than 1,550 journalists scattered across 160 countries, The Times produces 2,500 stories a week – investigative reports, political scoops, cultural dispatches. And each week, The Weekly chooses to tell one of these stories in a visual and unforgettable way.
Fault Lines [a scene]. Tv Series. 2013 - 2018
The flagship half-hour doc series from Al Jazeera English.
We live in a world run through with Fault Lines. Al Jazeera's Fault Lines takes you beyond the headlines and holds the powerful to account as we examine the US' role in the world.
Victor Tadashi Suarez filmed over fifty Fault Lines films during his time with Al Jazeera. From the streets of Ferguson to the protests at Standing Rock - from Afghanistan to the Arctic Circle - Victor was the main cinematographer for the series, earning him eight News and Documentary Emmy nominations. This clip is from the film “The Ban”, about the Trump administration’s travel ban. This film won Victor and the team his first Emmy win in 2018.
A Few Nagging questions [Sample Scenes]. feature film. coming 2020.
Directed by Paul Sapin. Produced by X-Ray Spex.
A Few Nagging Questions is a feature-length documentary film about a unique cross‐generational memory project involving Glenville High School students and community elders. Together, they are searching for answers about a gun battle that took place in their community nearly 50 years ago when seven people were killed, three of them police officers. Described as the first example of “urban warfare” in the United States, the shoot-out set in motion a cycle of poverty and neglect that still persists in Glenville. The documentary will investigate what happened that night, the subsequent murder trial and how the Glenville students' journey might offer solutions for their community.