Jesse Velasquez


Meet Jesse Velasquez - mechanic, family man and ultimate Star Wars fanboy.

Since watching A New Hope at the cinema in 1977, Jesse has been enthralled by Star Wars. While he juggles being a full time mechanic, dad and husband, Jesse still finds spare time to do what he loves most - building Star Wars character costumes. Accurate down to the tiniest details, it's a way for Jesse too keep that movie magic alive.

For winning an honourable mention, Director David Apodaca and his team won a:

+ Syrp Genie Mini

Director: David Apodaca
Producer: Ryan Echols
Talent: Jesse Velasquez
DoP/Editor: David Apodaca
Assistant DoP: Lance Trezona


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