August 21st, 2010
Edwin Pagán is a New York-based filmmaker, Photographer, cinematographer, screenwriter and cultural activist with creative and administrative experience spanning over 20-years from community organizing to producing documentaries and narrative films.
His extensive experience with arts groups includes working at the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) as an artist grants coordinator, Association of Hispanic Arts (AHA) as marketing manager, and Black Filmmaker Foundation as program manager. He also co-founded the Latino artist collective, PAX Theatre Community, as a means of expanding community-based arts participation in the South Bronx.
Pagán has served on the board of organizations including the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and was president of its New York chapter. He has also served on numerous juries, selection and curatorial committees for the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), New York International Latino Film Festival and prestigious Tribeca Institutes’ Tribeca All Access Connects initiative. He has also curated the New Latino Filmmakers series at Anthology Film Archives.
He is currently producing BRONX IS BURNING, a documentary that chronicles the rise, fall and resurrection of the South Bronx. His production company, Pagan-Images, will produce the film.
Pagan is the founder-in-chief of LATIN HORROR, a website and online publication geared to the genre of Latin horror in all its forms. He is also writing a book on the subject titled “MIEDO – The History of Latin Horror.”