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School of Dance, Film, and Theater

Danilo Cortes

Alumni, Film

(740) 593-1323

Danilo Cortes

Alumni, Film

Danilo lived until age 15 in Santiago, Chile, when his family moved to the United States. He attended high school in the suburbs of New Jersey and did his undergraduate studies at Colgate University, majoring in Political Science. He minored in Film and Media Studies developing an interest in the potential of video as a form of art and communication, which led him to make several videos art documentaries.

After taking a year off to work and fulfill a lifelong dream of traveling around South America, Danilo applied to film school and currently attends Ohio University where he has directed fiction films and an animation video. He is currently moving into post-production of his thesis documentary “Abortion in Chile”, which will explore this divisive issue from various points of view.

Educational Background:

BA - Political Science, Colgate University