• Projects

    Immigrant Voices of America.

    Immigrant Voices of America is an eight-episode documentary-series sharing the immigrant experience in the United States of America. Visit website for more information: www.ImmigrantVoicesOfAmerica.com

    Hector (PSA)

    Hector Martinez is ranked 5th in the country among 9th graders competing in Cross Country but is failing his classes. Hector has an invisible learning disability called Dyslexia. This PSA was created to bring more awareness of dyslexia and to push for early testing on kids.

    Jesus Perez: Engineer

    Jesus Perez shares his personal story of becoming an engineer. From growing up in a working-class community to graduating from MIT to finally working at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems as a Senior Mechanical Engineer. Jesus shares his challenges, aspirations, and advice to future Latinos in STEM-related fields.

    The Valley In The Struggle

    The Valley In The Struggle shares the amazing story of the San Fernando Valley’s participation in fighting for farm worker justice. Together, the UFW and residents of the valley sacrificed themselves all in the name of civil rights and dignity. For more information visit: thevalleyinthestruggle.strikingly.com

    Pacoima Murals Walking Tour

    There’s a mural resurgence brewing in the city of Pacoima, Ca. In this recap video you will see 15-18 incredible murals along Van Nuys Blvd., learn the history, hear the inspiration and meet the artists who painted them.


    Unrest: Founding of the Cal State Northridge Chicana/o Studies Department is a feature length documentary that for the first time tells the story of the dramatic conflicts between students and administration to force open the doors to teaching ethnic studies in the university. For more information visit: www.unrestdoc.com

    Factice Magazine Shoot with Benjo Arwas

    Filmed and edited a short video for Factice magazine with Benjo Arwas.

    In the Struggle

    In the Struggle: Assatta's Words & Kristy's Paint tells the story of the muralist Kristy Sandoval as she pursue's one of her dreams–to paint a mural about Assata Shakur, a Black activist & former Black Panther Party member. 


    Every Saturday evening Elvira sits down and watches her favorite sport…..Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling). She loves it so much that she can’t have enough of it!

  • About Our Company

    Start Now Studios was founded by filmmaker Miguel Angel Duran and is the next generation production company focusing on creating original content. Our stories primarily focus on communities of color and we strive to produce documentaries, movies, and commercials that make an impact in this world.

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