Dominican film editor Jose Delio Ares Garcia is captivating audiences with his unique storytelling abilities and passion for cinema. The Dominican Republic native began his filmmaking journey at the age of 9 when he received a Laserdisc player and subscription to Colombia House's Laserdisc catalog. A former popular DJ, Ares Garcia transitioned into the film industry in 2007, working on various blockbuster films, including "Quien Manda," "Pueto Pa' Mi," “La Trampa” and "Que León."
"For me, filmmaking is not just a career, it's a way of life. It's a fiery passion that continues to fuel my drive to create, innovate, and push the boundaries of what's possible in the captivating world of Caribbean cinema." - Jose Delio Ares Garcia
Jose Delio believes collaboration is a vital aspect of the creative process. As an editor, he works closely with the director and producer, bringing their vision to life while enhancing the story with his artistic sensibilities and craftsmanship. He proudly represents his Dominican cultural background in his storytelling.
Over the years, Jose Delio has faced numerous challenges, including a flooded computer during the export of "Excexos" in 2008. Despite setbacks, he persevered and transformed obstacles into growth opportunities. Jose Delio’s resilience was further tested when an accident left him wheelchair-bound for two years, during which he developed a deeper connection with the art of filmmaking and found solace in the creative process.
Jose Delio Ares Garcia is adept at juggling multiple projects, maintaining his creative energy through organization, time management, and the support of his talented team at Caribbean Films. He approaches each project with excitement and dedication.
Jose Delio offers advice to aspiring filmmakers: embrace obstacles and setbacks as opportunities to grow and improve. He encourages them to focus on crafting compelling stories and developing their skills as filmmakers, believing that perseverance and hard work can lead to success.
Jose Delio's future aspirations include exploring genres such as thrillers, political suspense, emotional dramas, and horror, all with a distinctly Dominican touch. He aims to broaden the reach of his films, captivate global audiences, and foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean.
To learn more about Jose Delio Ares Garcia and his work, visit website: www.josedelioaresgarcia.com