A Sci-Fi/Drama Short Film
Dark Twin is about AI, that's asking the question,
"Can we teach AI to be good?"
Synopsis: Our story follows an academic-minded A.I. trainer and the cutting-edge gaming system she’s built. Her A.I. gets acquired by a large corporation, and as she attempts to nurture her young, self-conscious A.I. and teach it ethics, she comes at odds with the company’s leadership.
Meanwhile, a Dark Twin is secretly being developed by the military ops branch of the corporation, creating a collision course for the future of the deep mind.
I am very excited to shoot this film and bring it to an audience. The writer, Patrick Alexander, and I have worked hard to get the story right; to understand ethics in the world of Artificial Intelligence and to explore the nuance of a female scientist of Mexican heritage, born in the United States and separated from her Mother, who was deported back to Mexico.
These are issues I am eager to explore and present to the public. Short films have the ability to get to the point quickly and leave an indelible mark. That is my goal for this film. We are in development and fundraising at the moment.
New Film Professor at Concordia University - Irvine
I spent Spring semester teaching film history, film production and documentary production at Concordia University - Irvine. I completely enjoyed the experience and sharing my passion for art, cinema and storytelling to the students at this academic institution.
I have been asked back for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semester. This has been a great way to continue my work as a filmmaker and writing my screenplays.
ANDREW GUTIERREZ WINS BEST DIRECTOR
AT THE MEXICAN AMERICAN FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS
Held at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood on May 14-15, 2022. The Mexican-American Film and Television Festival & Awards mission is designed to provide Mexican-American/Chicano filmmakers, who represent 40 million Americans of Mexican decent, a venue to showcase, promote and celebrate their beautiful art. It is a place that gives movie goers the opportunity to view dozens of films, short films and television pilots, both in person and online, depicting their beautiful people, stories and culture the way they want to see it, away from the stereotypical Hollywood portrait. These films and television shows are made by the best U.S.-based Mexican-American/Chicano filmmakers and actors, who understand our unique culture and journey in America and tell authentic stories.
Directing A One Act Play
Marisol's Christmas - Azusa Pacific University
Recently had the pleasure of directing the play Marisol's Christmas as part of a One Act Festival. Written by José Cruz González, it tells the story of a Mexican family, emigrating to the United States on Christmas Eve. With laughter and a few tears this play moved audiences to challenge preconceived ideas on immigration and the enduring spirit of family.
The cast was fantastic to work with. Azusa is developing some outstanding actors. Remember these names, you will be seeing them in the future especially on some of my projects.
Starring: Alyssa Rojas, Devon DeLeon, Faith Orta.