WHO WE ARE

Film Locos is more than just a production company; it’s a vibrant platform dedicated to empowering and celebrating the British Latin American community in the UK, both in front of and behind the camera lens.

Founded by Victor Rios, an actor and passionate advocate for Latino voices, Film Locos emerged from Victor’s decade-long journey of creating videos and engaging with diverse communities across London. Witnessing the glaring absence of Latin representation in the industry, Victor embarked on a mission to amplify their voices and stories, enriching the cultural tapestry of filmmaking and beyond.

Yet, along the way, Victor unearthed a treasure trove of kindred spirits—passionate storytellers who shared his fervour for the vibrant Latin narrative tradition. Thus, Film Locos became not just a production hub, but a welcoming home for these “Locos” (or “crazy” storytellers), where their unique perspectives and creative energy thrive in collaborative projects that captivate audiences and champion diversity

WHAT WE WANT TO DO

We want to champion the Latin American talent in the United Kingdom and Europe by creating and showcasing the work of media content of those artists, as well as produce content that can enhance and highlight the reality of our lives as Latin Americans in the UK, we are not tourists, zumba instructors and narcos only.

With our content, we want to challenge how the film industry portrays us and to give a voice to our community and empower them by telling our own stories.

FILM LOCOS

Víctor Ríos

Founder/C.E.O.

Victor Rios is a Bolivian-born British Actor & Theatre/ Film Facilitator, residing in London since his adolescence, Victor founded Filmlocos as an act against the lack of representation of Latin American stories in the film industry. He has produced shorts films and projects that involve the community with refugees, migrants, adults with learning disabilities using participatory arts. Furthermore, he runs Three Blokes Productions which makes corporate and educational content for businesses and organisations.

Film Locos Associates & Partners

Raquel Arraes

Associate Producer - London

Raquel Arraes is a professional actor born in São Paulo, Brazil.

She’s been in the industry for over 20 years, graduated from Incenna theatre, tv and cinema School in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

She contributed to many plays such as Depressions adaptation of Herta Muller’s book, Award Winner of the best play in 2011.

Also played many characters from Brecht and Nelson Rodrigues. In the tv industry has participated in big productions Game of Thrones, Red Rock and contributed in the independent film Irish and British industry. 

She produced, directed, wrote and acted in her first short film called I am Frida Kahlo which was awarded Best Experimental Film by Falcon International Film Festival and selected for Lift OFF Film Festival.

She is Project Manager of Film Locos and hosts the CommunEating Program/ Podcast of Film Locos Youtube Channel.

She is represented by Mac & Jeal agency.

Andrea Pérez

Associate Producer - Manchester

Andrea is a producer/ filmmaker Originally from Caracas, Venezuela.

She has a Masters degree in TV Drama Production and started making films at a very young age after being inspired by the behind the scenes of  “The Matrix”. Andrea has made many short films, and she loves helping people make their films come true. Andrea’s motto in life is “It’s worth dreaming.” She’s also a screenwriter and overall creative. She’s inspired by people and by the stories of underrepresented communities.

Sammy Attalah

Associate Producer

Sammy is a versatile entertainer, trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, excelling as an actor, producer, writer, and host. Renowned for captivating performances on stage and screen, they’ve also hosted events for prestigious brands like Microsoft and Merck, as well as for the Locos Network. With a multifaceted approach to storytelling, Sammy continues to leave an indelible mark on the entertainment industry, engaging audiences and defying boundaries.

Rauni Barros Da Silva

Associate Film Director

A Brazilian filmmaker based in Oxford with a background in broadcasting as well as Directing film and television. He started True Vision Features, a production company based in Oxford as a way to fill a gap in short cinematic productions within Oxfordshire. Having a passion for film, untold storytelling, narrative and vivid colours, Rauni has taken inspiration from directors such as Terrence Malik and Christopher Nolan as well as Cinematographers like Emmanuel Lubezki.

Mauro Pedretti

Associate Filmmaker

Mauro was born in Peru but grew up in Italy. He studied and worked in Rome as a digital content creator for the corporate world.

Following his passion for cinema, he moved to London to study filmmaking, where he has been living for over two years.

Karlina Veras

Associate Writer

British Latinx writer and film director from the Dominican Republic. She’s the author of the short story collection Yunyún (pa ‘ la calor) which has been translated into Italian as Yunyun (granite contro il calore) and in English as Sky Juice (keeps you cool), the short story collection The method of chulimameo, the novella La Mansa and the book of poems Blubber Girl. Her work has been published in the literary magazines Perro Negro, Mookychick, Candela Review and Powderzine. Her stories and poems have been included in various anthologies, such as Poets versus Sexual Harassment, Lips of Unfamiliar Skin, and Archipiélago Inverosímil. Karlina has written several film projects, including the short films, The One in the Mirror, La Viralata, Pretty Fly for a Doña and On the 9th, of which the last two have been directed by her. She has experience in other fields such as visual arts, music, advertising and media broadcasting. She lives in London since 2006.

CORTNEY STOWERS

Associate Filmmaker

Cortney is a Polynesian Italian director from new Zealand. He is currently a commercial Director at Preen and his online content has over 30 million views and counting, which is 10 million fewer than what his brother finds impressive