about

photo of jose nestor marquez
photo by Adam Lisagor

I was born in Havana and raised in New York City. I studied at Regis High School and Williams College.

In San Francisco and Los Angeles, I’ve worked in education, public media, digital media and the arts.

With the help of wonderful friends, I have written a few essays and written-produced some videos, made art and played music.

Our next original story, Loops, is being distributed by Audible.

I am currently writing for all media, mostly screens. More here.

In a previous form,  I made these movies:

  • ISA (2014) is a weird after school special about a Mexican-American dreamer.
  • Ana Maria in Novela Land (2015) is a light comedy about a smart aleck who switches places with a telenovela villain.
  • Reversion (2015) is a potboiler about memory and money.

I have a weblog and also a newsletter.

If you’d like to get a hold of me, please email jose @ my work address.com

Thank you for visiting!

Bonus: my Insta Selfies series, Winter 2018-2019 (proto-TikTok? post-Vine!)