Muñoz (Chamorro) is a 2006 participant in the
Directors Initiative of the CBS Diversity Institute. Muñoz
is the founder of FYI: Films by Youth Inside, a non-profit organization
that teaches video production to incarcerated youth. His dramatic
feature Dilemma stars FYI alumni, and Muñoz has
taught FYI workshops in Guam, where his family emigrated from,
and in southern California. Muñoz is the director of Living
the Life, which won the Best Domestic Feature Film Award at
the 2004 New York Latino Film Festival. Muñoz directed
the Latino segment of Riot, a Showtime feature about the
1992 riots in Los Angeles. He has directed numerous commercials.
His autobiographical screenplay Bicycles and Bridges, was
selected for the 1997 Sundance Screenwriters Lab and his short
Por Vida/For Life premiered at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival.
Muñoz is on the advisory board of Film Independent's Project
Involve in Los Angeles. He grew up in San Jose, California and
received an MFA from the University of Southern California's School
of Cinema and Television.
Screened by NMAI
Image credit: Alex
Muñoz - photograph by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo