Adolfo Cantú-Villarreal is a Mexican Filmmaker and Cinematographer currently based in Portland, Oregon.
His films explore a wide array of topics spanning the human experience. From a young age he’s been interested in exploring light and darkness through a camera lens and through his storytelling.
In 2014 he directed and shot The Darkest Hour a feature documentary that exposed the inhumanity of the U.S. prison system narrated through spoken word and hip hop.
Adolfo has also directed videos for a wide array of artists like Dallas-based post-punk trio Nervous Curtains and emerging Portland rapper Karma Rivera, among others. In 2018 he shot STACY, a fiercely funny feature film about how we choose to avoid honest conversations about sex, gender, and race in America set for a 2019 release.
One of Adolfo’s biggest passions is to be involved in lifting up his community and to generate a positive impact through his creative work.
Fluent in Spanish.
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