Bullying Isn’t Nice

Students at the West Prep Academy talk about bullying. Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength. Often, it is repeated over time and can take many forms. In many respects, research on bullying prevention is still in its infancy. Although researchers have documented success of some comprehensive programs in reducing bullying, we still have much to learn about which aspects of these programs are most important*.

This video have been created and directed by Pablo Herrera, with Alex Faoro, Kent Jackman, Nolan Padilla, Nathael Louis and Shonda Westbrook, through a series of after school workshops developed with more than 70 students at the West Preparatory Academy in Harlem, New York City.

Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, the organization behind this after school program at the “West Prep,” has been founded in Brooklyn 20 years ago. Reel Works serves over 800 youth annually from middle school through high school and beyond, developing them as young artists and citizens and helping them graduate, get into college, and launch careers in media. It’s a powerful combination that changes young lives while creating startling and original films that have been seen by millions of viewers worldwide.

(*Resource: Stop Bullying Now. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.)


Hot Wax at The Graham (Brooklyn)

Hot Wax at The Graham (Brooklyn) July, 2017

Shakiem (Hot Wax)
Ant & Surv (Hot Wax)
Giovani (Trilogy)
Todd Fatjo

Eli-Q (Trilogy)

Hot Wax (An All Vinyl Affair)
The Graham (Brooklyn)

Pablo Herrera (Electrofilmika)

More videos at electrofilmika.com

TRILOGY Showcase at Halcyon the Shop + GIO’s Bday Celebration at TBA Brooklyn

Trilogy NYC Showcase at Halcyon the Shop (Brooklyn 6.23.2017) and Record Label Celebration at TBA (Brooklyn 6.23-24.2017)

Giovani (Trilogy) – NYC
Denite (Redlight/Diynamic/Get Physical) – Berlin
Dave Gomez (Lame Insult) – Colombia
Berny Burns (Inscene) – NYC
Sonico (Techsounds/Naked Lunch) – Colombia
Til (The Chosen Two/Powder&Louder) – Berlin

Visual Artists:
Laura Ramirez (Optika VJ) – Colombia
VJ Eli-Q (Trilogy) – NYC

Special Thanks:
Halcyon the Shop
TBA Brooklyn

Pablo Herrera (Electrofilmika) – NYC

The Brooklyn Music Scene

The Brooklyn Music Scene is my current Documentary Feature as a producer and director.

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I have always been curious to investigate and create a documentary about the Indie music production in New York City, specially in the Lower East Side, which was for a long time a tremendous location for independent music production.

But today, the Brooklyn music scene is also getting world widely known with record labels such as DFA, Captured Tracks and Partisan Records. This tendency is constantly growing with music venues opening all over Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick and musicians from all over the world gathering there in search of gigs and fame.

Excitable Liefeld by Cutters from Colectivo Piloto.

What are the secrets of the Brooklyn music scene success? Is this movement genuine or rather the product of the Brooklyn ‘hipster’ tendency? How is it changing neighborhoods and how does it affect its communities?

The Brooklyn Music Scene documentary aims to answer these questions by following independent record labels, emerging artists and bands, and by visiting the best music venues and record stores in Brooklyn.

You can follow The Brooklyn Music Scene’s work in progress on Vimeo and Facebook.

Anywhere But Here by Chumped from Colectivo Piloto.

The Jump! WTF Experience

Documentary Feature about the past and present of the underground jazz musicians in Barcelona.

The Jump! WTF Experience is a documentary released at Festival de Cannes 2016 and Directed by Carme Puche, which depicts the blossoming of more than a hundred young musicians in Barcelona. Breathtakingly talented but under the radar, they are struggling now as others have struggled in the past.

The Jump! is an observational documentary about a group of talented young musicians during what has been called ‘the abysmal year’ of Spain. But it is also a call to look to the past, to truly understand where we come from, despite not quite knowing how to navigate our path into the future.

The Jump! WTF Experience (Theatrical Trailer) from Aved Productions – Cannes 2016.