© 2017 by MariaPaulaAbadia I Palu Abadia . All rights reserved.

Palu Abadia is a Colombian-born filmmaker and visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY.  She has worked as a cinematographer, director and video editor for different international projects, including short and long documentaries, educational and corporate videos for companies like Maki Creative, Lucuma Films, Make it Happen, Maracuya Productions, Vision Media and La Maraca Producciones. In 2016 she completed her first film, “Monologues in the Artist’s Studio,” awarded as best documentary  on architecture and design. She is currently working in two projects: her second film, "Nowhere to Fall", a story developed between New York and Colombia about music, tradition, identity and women empowerment, and a documentary series about kids and displacement during colombian post conflict. She also teaches video and editing workshops for immigrants. She has exhibited her work in festivals, galleries and schools in the USA and abroad. Her personal work ranges from experimental video to stop motion animation and documentary films.

Resume

Freelance Work Experience

 

 

2017-9       Crossmedia Project  Video-Installation Sonus - Firenze

                  Visual Director, Editor /  Italy

2018 now  Documentary Worker´s Studio  Dir. Sol Aramendi

                  Camera and Video Editor / USA

2018-now  Documentary / Multimedia Project: My Intention Is  / Dir.: Nicole Riggs

                  Camera and Video Editor / Colombia / USA

2019-now  Mix Media / VideoseoPro

                  Freelance Editor / USA

2019-now  Investments News

                  Freelance VideoEditor / USA

2019-20     MoMI (Museum of Moving Image) Digital Media Program at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria 

                  Teacher / NYC

2018-9       Short documentary All That Connect Us / Dir. Codi Barbini

                  Camera / Colombia / USA

2017-19     Documentary: Return to the Andes  / Director: Mitchell Teplitsky.

                  DP and Video Editor / Peru / USA

2016-now  Documentary: Nowhere to Fall. US / Colombia. 

                  Director, 2nd Camera, Editor

                  Currently in Production

2017-8       Documentary: Berta didn't Die, She Multiplied, directed by Sam Vinal

                  Video Editor / NYC

2018-9       Women Immigrant Background Media Production Workshop & Theory of Montage

                  Teacher / Third World Newsreel / Museum Moving Image /NYC

2017          Documentary: In the Divine Image: The Path of LGBTQ Inclusion 

                  Camera / NYC

2017          Documentary "The creative High", directed by Adriana Marchione

                  Camera / Venice, Italy

2016          Documentary: A Barber’s Dream, directed by Daniella Duarte 

                 Video Editor / NYC

2016         Various - Likeable Media

                 Freelance Videographer and Editor / NYC

2016         Short fiction film: Dean's dream,  directed by Dean Chi

                 Video Editor / NYC

2016         Short doc: Corri la Vita, Florence, Italy. Produced by GA Service for the  

                 city government. 

                 Camera / Italy

2016-7      Crash Course on documentaries for immigrants ,Third World Newsreel / Teacher / NY

2016         Video, camcorders and DSLR, Project Luz / Teacher / NYC

13-16        Freelance Video Editor  for Vision Media / NYC

13-16        Documentary: “Work in Progress. Monologues in the artist’s studio”

                 Director, DP and Video Editor / USA

2015         Wage Theft App Video

                 Camera and Video Editor / NYC

2014         Corporate Documentary: Life after Care. Produced by NET Philadelphia

                 Camera and Video Editor / Philadelphia

2014         Documentary: Egyptian Winter /  DP and Video Editor  / Egypt / USA
2013         Short documentaries: New American Girls, for Latin American Broadcast

                 Video Editor / USA

2013         Educational and Commercial Videos for Maki Creative

                 Video Editor and Motion Graphics Artist  / NYC

2012         Next Media NBC, TV Educational Clips 

                 Bilingual Video Editor / NYC

2012         Sandy’s Tales

                 Director, Camera and Editor / NYC

2011         Last Rites Gallery, NY,  Videographer and Video Editor / NYC

2010         Documentary: Beatriz Gonzalez. Why are you crying? Monologue in three voices   

                 Produced by La Maraca Producciones

                1st Asst. Director, Camera and Editor / Colombia

2008         Documentary:  Whaddya Mean Art? -Documentary about the regional Art Halls of       Colombia / Produced by the Ministry of Culture 

                 1st Asst. Director and Video Editor  / Colombia

2008         Colombian TV Channel 13: Rojo red, En Agosto, The zone, La máquina del tiempo, 

                 Prod. Señal Creativa TV. 

                 Director, and Video Editor / Bogota

2008         Fusion Total by Productores Asociados / Content Director for magazine / Colombia

 

Education

 

2018    Video-mapping, School of Visual Arts, NYC

2016    Artist Residency, The Studio at Santa Maria a Rignana, Italy

2016    Da Vinci, DCTV, NYC

2015    Adobe Premiere Certification, BRIC, Brooklyn, NYC

2013    Photo Studio, School of Visual Arts, NYC

2007    MA in Documentary Films , Universidad Del Cine,  Argentina

2004    BFA in Visual Arts, Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia

 

Photo Exhibitions

 

2018     "Urban Interferences #1 - Static". Group Exhibition WeartColombia, Consulate of Colombia in New York

2017     ¨Cityscape¨. Group Show, Blank wall gallery, Greece.

2016     Photo exhibition at Santa Maria di Rignana, Italy

2015     Greens. Photo Prints on Magazine Book  Eat /Ate by Jangle Fine, USA.

2014     Fakelore: Fables and Legends of the Americas. Stop Motion Animation and Installation at Rabbithole Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

2014     Waiting. Photography, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, USA

2012    ¨The Object of Self¨. Photography, Darkroom Gallery,  

             Junction, Vermont,  USA

2012     Juror Award of Merit in Still Life, International Fine Art Photography Competition

2005     30-76. Solo Show, Public Art Photo Installation. Bogotá, Colombia.

2004     “Penoso” & “Material”. Video and animation for the Contemporary Art Museum,  Bogotá,  Colombia

 

Film Festivals,  Screenings and More

 

2019     Sonus Selections, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy

2019     Sonus Selections, Galeria La Balsa, Bogotá, Colombia 

2018     "We were displaced".Video Exhibition: America Late. Casa de America, Madrid, Spain.

2018     "We were displaced". Group Exhibition WeartColombia, Consulate of Colombia in New York

2018     "We were displaced".Video Exhibition, Group Show, Capital Art International, Frankfurt, Germany

2017     "Sebastian Errzuriz. Monologues in the artist's studio". Master of Art Film Festival

2017     Animation Shorts Film Festival

2017     American Documentary Film festival

2017     Salem Film Festival

2017     Yale University, CLAIS Spring Film Series

              Asian Centum Film Festival / Seoul International Architecture Film Festival / New York School of Interior Design

2016     Pecos Bill / Fakelore Series.  Screening at: Directed by Women - Short & Fun in NYC 

2015     How We Learn to Die.  Video Art, Simultan Festival Selection, Romania.

2014     BAC Community Arts Fund Grand

             Stop-motion Animation Fakelore: Fables and Legends of the Americas

2012     In a blink of the eye. Here &There - En un parpadeo. Aqui & allá.

             Experimental Video, Latin-American video art tour Videoarte en movimiento    

             The Object of Self. Photography, Darkroom Gallery, Junction, Vermont,  USA

2011     Beatriz González: Why Are You Crying? / Biarritz Film Festival, Biarritz, France / International Film Festival, Barichara, Colombia

             / Atlantidoc / International Documentary Film Festival, Uruguay / International Film Festival – Cali, Colombia