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    José Luis González (b. 1980, Monterrey, Mexico) is an award-winning cartoonist, an accomplished playwright and screenwriter, and a not-too-shabby filmmaker.

  Based out of Austin, he is currently working on his first animated feature "The History of Magic." On most days, however, you'll find him driving around in a 1988 Volvo singing "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" to himself.


2006 SXSW Film Festival - 2nd Place Best Animated Short: "Tall Tales & Other Big Lies"

2006 Telly Award - Best Online/Internet Ad: "Kinkytoons #1: I Looove Texas"

2007 Pollie - 3rd Place TV/Non-Broadcast Video: "Kinkytoons #1: I Looove Texas"

2007 Emmy (Lone Star) - First Place Advanced Media Commercial: "Kinkytoons #3: Save Your Vote for Kinky"


2010 Sundance Institute Screenwriter's Workshop - Participant: "The History of Magic"


2014 BlueCat Screenplay Competition - Finalist: "The History of Magic"


2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowship - Quarterfinalist: "The History of Magic"


2014 Marfa Film Festival - Official Selection: "Great Moments in Rock & Roll History (That Never Happened)"


2014 Lone Star Film Festival - Official Selection: "Great Moments in Rock & Roll History (That Never Happened)"

2015 Cinequest Screenplay Competition - Quarterfinalist: "The History of Magic"

2016 Austin Film Society Film Grant Recipient: "The History of  Magic: Ensueño" 


Left Coast Media (Jane Kim for SF District 6 Supervisor 2010)
North Woods Advertising (Kinky Friedman for Governor 2006)
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Community Housing Partnership
Voodoo Cowboy Entertainment
Lost Highway Records
Sno Cone, Inc.
New Day Films
Different Fur
Adam Carroll
Current TV
BMI Music

Gap, Inc.
Delirium Bar (SF)

Five Trees Brewing Co.

Son Volt


See also: Collection Agency Films


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