Eliana Alvarez Martinez started making short films at the age of sixteen, and had already begun working as a Cinematographer in the television industry in Spain before she graduated with her degree in Image and Sound at twenty-one. She continued to distinguish herself in the Spanish industry for six years before deciding to make the big jump to New York in 2008. Within months, she was well ensconced in the film business here as well. And by January of 2010, even the U.S. Government had officially recognized her as a “Distinguished Artist” with an O1 visa.
In the short time she’s been in New York, Alvarez has also served as Director of Photography on the feature film, Indebted, produced by Ahmad Razvi, of Man Push Cart fame (currently in post production), five feature documentaries, Strat-O-Matic: The Movie, Gaming the System, The Girls Downstairs, I Sing Beijing and Indian Summer (all in production/post), several nationally broadcast music videos and more than twenty-five short films. In addition, Alvarez currently shoots commercials and viral videos for clients including el Jimador Tequila, Formulatin, paidContent and Get Some Series, as well as her own award-winning short films.