Meet the Slicer: August

August Aguilar is a talented CinemaSlice contributor living in Knoxville, TN. CinemaSlice and August first crossed paths when he and his team submitted the short film, CENTER CITY, for the Indy Film Spotlight series. Since then, August has gone on to produce an episode of the horror anthology series, A SLICE OF FRIGHT, and is now hosting a SUDS & CINEMA event in Knoxville!

August is an incredibly talented filmmaker and aueteur, and we’re thrilled to introduce August, in his own words:

My name is August Aguilar and I am a Writer, Producer, and Filmmaker, currently residing in Knoxville, Tennessee. I was born in Philadelphia but raised mostly in Tennessee, always with a passion and love for filmmaking and the creative arts. In college I studied Mass Communications and Broadcasting, focusing on Radio/TV/Film where I learned a majority of my skills as a filmmaker. It wasn’t until 2016 however, when I really embraced these ideas and decided to start a new path pursuing them. It is then when I created by two companies, Strange Films and El Burrito Blog. 

El Burrito Blog serves as a platform for independent creatives, mainly in the music, art, and film sides of things, but not limited to anything that isn’t creative or interesting. We produce short films, music videos, documentaries, as well as a digital publication where I have published over 300+ articles collaborating with creators from all around the country and outside the U.S.. We try to also host events locally celebrating the arts, and most recently began distributing physical magazines that incorporate these elements as well. Overall, it’s about connecting, showcasing, and collaborating with different creators and helping each other out. 

Strange Films is our film production company that aims to create entertaining and unique films that are heavily influenced by independent cinema, 70’s and 80’s horror, and overall good storytelling. Going back to my roots in Philadelphia, we have an entire film series set and shot in Philly itself, with other films I produce locally in Knoxville. We have competed in numerous film festivals around the country, but all of our films are available online on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. Most recently, Strange Films has also created it’s very first comic book, the first of one-shot tales portraying lovable horror stories. 

My overall ambition and goals is to Create and Collaborate with other independents while producing my own work. You can catch me at comic conventions or online on our social media platforms between Strange Films and El Burrito Blog. For more information about what we do, you can also check out our website, www.elburittoblog.com/about/

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Nic White

Program Director at CinemaSlice
Just your typical independent filmmaker, animator, vfx specialist, and creative content developer! I enjoy long walks on the beach while staring into my cell-phone screen and watching episodes of Black Mirror. #SupportIndependentFilmmaking

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