New York City-based multidisciplinary artist in the fields of screenwriting, directing, design and photography. His most recent project is REHEARSAL SPACE, a music documentary series that explores the creative process of iconic musicians. The first episode features Lee Ranaldo from Sonic Youth.
He is the creator, producer and head writer of KID PAMBELÉ, an 80-episode scripted epic drama (currently in post-production) based on the infamous life of legendary boxing world champion Antonio Cervantes. Prior to this, Cortés produced, co-wrote and directed “MANIFESTO!” – a lifestyle and fashion transmedia TV show produced by Turner Television.
Cortés was also a co-founder and creative director of The Vox Collective, one of the top 25 multicultural advertising agencies in the U.S. In 2012, after 10 years in the business, he sold his stake in the company and facilitated the successful merger with British advertising group Profero, now part of Lowe + Partners.
As a filmmaker, he directs TV series, music videos, TV commercials, and art installations. He is currently in the development of his first feature film.
Cortés has received much recognition for his work; his photography has been featured on album covers, as part of the promotion of many artists and in publications like The Guardian, New York magazine, Nakid, Photo District News, Complex and Lüzer Archive, among others. He is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events around the globe.