ABOUT BORIS CIFUENTES

Boris Cifuentes was born and raised in  New York City, the younger of two sons to Central American Immigrants. 

 

In 1998 Boris enrolled at Bronx Community College's  Media &  Film Technology Department. Under the tutelage of department head Professor Jeffrey Wisotsky, he started cranking out black and white films,  learning the craft of filmmaking.


At eighteen his first student film "WASH, RINSE & DRY", a black & white super-8 film about a grade school boy that's begrudging dragged to the laundromat by his mother only to fall pray to a teenage girl's traction beams, discovering the ill effects of puberty. 


In 2000 Boris earned an internship on the Major Motion picture EMPIRE, starring John Leguizamo and Peter Sarsgaard, comprehending the skilled crew, time and artistry needed to produce a high end film.


Boris wrote and directed his first post college short film RACHEL (2005),  touching on his theme of unrequited love and sexual frustration. 


Also a voyuer by heart, in 2010 he starting chronicling his PARKCHESTER  documentary series, capturing  the unglamorous but darkly humorous rogue family battling poverty and depression among other of life's mishaps.


After graduating BCC he went on to craft a living  as a professional motion picture lighting technician . Working  his way up from super low budget independent films to major studio productions. After years of experience,  Boris was admitted as a full member into LOCAL 52 Motion Picture Union in 2012. Working on TV/FILMS: THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN, THE AMERICANS, THE CARRIE DIARIES and GOTHAM . 


After writing and directing the comic short  satire film CELEBRITY HARASSMENT (2014), Boris grew more ernest about directing his first  feature film, enrolling that summer in New York Film Academy's  feature length screenwriting workshop. 


In 2016, Boris wrote and directed  A THOUSAND DAYS UNDERGROUND, a short film about a cynical man losing his spiritual compass in life.


Boris is in development to direct his first feature film "PAINT", a comedy about the high end art scene in New York City.