Poet Octavio Quintanilla commissioned Zero Untitled to produce multiple videos for his poetry, giving ZU room for interpretation and direction.  Currently, there are three videos scheduled for production.  The first, “Café Triste” was premiered at the private reading party for Mr. Quintanilla on August 8, 2014 to promote his new book of poetry, If I Go Missing.

Here is a behind-the-scenes of the editing process.  More behind-the-scenes pics coming soon.

cafe triste promo

Written by Octavio Quintanilla

Directed by Michael Verderber

Edited by Heraclio Gonzalez, Jr.

Original Score by Nicolas A. Rodriguez



The Old News – Julio Martinez

The Waitress – Jessica Luna

The Man With The Hat – Justin Minter

The Wrong Man – Heraclio Gonzalez, Jr.

Crew & Extras – Andrea Lorin Martinez

Thanks to Café 5 for the filming location.


For more information on Octavio Quintanilla’s work, please visit his Facebook page and his forthcoming website:






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