Blake is an Emmy® Award winning director and producer with over 15 years of experience in TV, film and commercial production, interactive and experiential design, music production and branded content.
Through his company – Valagardo Productions – Blake has created award-winning broadcast and online branded content for international brands like Lexus, Hyundai, Toyota, Genesis, Tecate, Dos Equis, ESPN, Korbel, Carter’s, Wells Fargo and more.
His short films BLOOD STAINS, L.U.N.A. and MATCHES have been selected to over 98 film festivals around the world and have won over 28 awards.
L.U.N.A. is admirable for the journey it takes us on, combining staples of the genre, from old houses , to an unseen observer, to cries for help, and of course, malfunctioning technology.
L. U. N. A. is a fantastic, well-written and adventurous watch, as well as containing some sinister moments that are unsettling, but intelligent.
On Niteair by The Muberry Purple, Vaz' voice is beautiful, the depth is captivating and the lyrics reinforce this mood consistently. It has an addictive quality to it, there’s an ongoing smoothness that keeps the thread alive A seven minute journey through music and thoughtfulness.
From the opening scene and throughout, this Blood Stains by Blake Vaz oozes class with excellent cinematography, stunning editing, and kick ass tunes, courtesy of the Directors band, The Mulberry Purple.
Blood Stains by Blake Vaz was a fun short to watch and the folks behind it obviously knew what they were doing. Here’s hoping this same crew will be given the green light to produce something feature-length. Or, at least another short film. Or something. More! Just more!
Blood Stains by Blake Vaz is a microcosm of what will hopefully be a feature-length film, some day. With strong characters, great actors, exceptional cinematography and aesthetic, and a riveting plot, I am highly anticipating the release of the feature-length film; if it is as well-executed as this short, it will be marvelous.