Abad Leyva

Oakland California

Abad Leyva is a filmmaker and writer who has worked in different genres and formats. Leyva has shown short films in different parts of the world, and has collaborated with different production teams in California USA, Chicago USA, Mexico and Central America.Leyva is also the funder and director of Encinal, a community production organization that fights stigma and discrimination through multimedia projects. Based in Oakland CA, Encinal teaches filming and writing skills and the power of media to low income people from the community for free.Abad is currently in production with "La Internacional", a short-doc about this amazing avenue in Oakland CA. and he is in pre-production for an ambitious project that will be executed with the help of Encinal, a documentary on the fights that indigenous nations are having against capitalism. From Argentina to the north of México.

  • Work
    • Lights. 2009.
  • Education
    • Colombia College Chicago IL.
    • De Anza College