Jose Escamilla

Jose Escamilla

Actor, Director, Writer, Executive Producer, Editor


Jose Escamilla is an American film director, producer, and entrepreneur. He is best known for his work on the UFO documentaries "Roswell" and "The Great UFO Hoax," as well as his work on the feature films "The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon" and "Mysteries of the Deep."

Escamilla was born in El Paso, Texas, in 1962. He began his professional career as a cinematographer in the early 1980s. He then moved into directing and producing, working on various projects, including commercials and music videos. In the 1990s, he began his foray into documentary filmmaking. His first documentary, "A Guide to the UFO Phenomenon," was released in 1995.

In 1997, Escamilla released his first feature film, "The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon." The film was a success, and it led to several other feature films, including "Mysteries of the Deep" (1999) and "The Great UFO Hoax" (2001).

Escamilla's most famous film, however, was the 2002 documentary "Roswell," which chronicled the alleged 1947 incident in which a UFO crash-landed in Roswell, New Mexico. The film was a critical and commercial success, and it garnered Escamilla a great deal of recognition and respect in the documentary filmmaking community.

In addition to filmmaking, Escamilla has also worked as a consultant on various projects, including the upcoming movie "Independence Day: Resurgence" and the video game "Destiny." He is also a published author, having written the book "UFOs: The Greatest Story Ever Denied."

Outside of filmmaking, Escamilla is a passionate environmentalist. He is a vocal advocate for the preservation of natural resources, and he has served as a consultant to organizations such as the Sierra Club and Greenpeace. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the International Wildlife Film Festival.

Jose Escamilla is one of the most respected and prolific directors working in the documentary field today. His films have been acclaimed worldwide, and he has earned a reputation as an engaging and exciting filmmaker. His passion for environmentalism and his commitment to creating entertaining and informative films make him a valuable asset to the film community.