Arturo Castillo’s work as a director reflects a broad range of styles and experiences.  A graduate of the prestigious Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England, Mr. Castillo went on to work in London as a director; in addition to his many London credits, Mr. Castillo directed theatrical productions all over Europe, including productions in Madrid, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Prague, Milan and Rome. In America he was a co-founder and Associate Artistic Director of Novel Stages in Philadelphia, also serving on the Pennsylvania State Arts Council as a theatre panelist as well as on the Arts in Education panel. While in Los Angeles he has directed theatre and film, including Theresa Rebeck's Loose Knit; Bishop and Fuller's Loveplay; Richard Devin’s My Mother's Coming; Wallace Shawn’s one-man tour de force The Fever; and Gene Franklin Smith’s Boise, USA. Mr. Castillo co-wrote, produced and directed the independent film "f64", and directed the music video "Daddy, Daddy" for the band Katoorah Jayne.

DIRECTING

Theatre

Produced at the Whitefire Theatre Oct. 13-Nov 18, 2007 in Sherman Oaks, Ca.  Written by Linda Steinbaum; Set: Chris Winfield; Lighting & Sound: Eric Snodgrass; Costumes: Tina Staples; Cast: Sally Conway, Andrea Conte, Tish Smiley, Sean Biggins, Michael Blain-Rozgay, Chris Winfield; Stage Manager: Vincent Archer; Producers: Tish Smiley, Rebekah Craig & Linda Steinbaum.  All photos copyright Arturo Castillo, 2007.

Mustang Sally

Boise, USA

Produced from 5/16 to 6/29, 2008 at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, CA by Salem K Theatre Co. as part of the inaugural season of the Nina & Rajen Kilachand Series. Written by Gene Franklin Smith; Set Design: Laura Fine-Hawkes; Lighting Design: Leigh Allen; Sound Design: Eric Snodgrass; Costumes: May Routh; Original Score: Rama Kolesnikow; Movement & Choreography: Brian Frette; Cast: Nic D’Avirro, Seamus Dever, Matty Ferraro, Kris Kamm, Melissa Kite, George McDaniel, Cameron Mitchell, Jr., Audrey Moore, Scott Victor Nelson, Josh T. Ryan, Westley Thornton and Craig Young. Production Stage Managed by Young Ji and Lara Nall. All photos copyright Arturo Castillo, 2008.

Manufacturing process of custom steering wheels, clip of dipping sequence.  Produced by Arturo Castillo, Eric Snodgrass & John O’Shaughnessy; Director of Photography: John O’Shaughnessy; Sound: Eric Snodgrass

Corporate/Industrial

Grant Products International; Glendale, CA.

Band: Katoorah Jayne; Producer: Eric Snodgrass; Director of Photography: John O’Shaughnessy; Editor: Jerry Vasilatos

Music Videos

Daddy, Daddy

Film

Screenplay by Jim Williamson, Nic Jones & Arturo Castillo based on an idea by Arturo Castillo; Director of Photography: Jaime Reynoso; 1st AD: David Donahue; 2nd AD: Rebecca Kobialka; Production Design: François Leclair ; Sound Design: Mara Pereira; Costumes: Patricia Wilson ; Editor: Arturo Castillo; Producers: Nic Jones & Arturo Castillo; Exec. Producer: Mitch Weinberg; Cast: Nic Jones, Angela Lambert, Marjorie Harris, Bill Cusak, Randy Irwin, Kathleen Alden, Tom Lawlor, Chariesse LaVelle , Arturo Castillo

f64

Production still (place holder)

Rough cut (place holder)