CinemaViva completes short film “We All Need Someone.” – View the trailer!

CinemaViva has just wrapped up their new short film “We All Need Someone.”  It’s a dark, yet romantic comedy that explores why we stay in toxic relationships.  The film also focuses on how each person in a relationship can have conflicting perceptions of reality as well as differing perspectives about love and life.

Logline: Pedro and Lacey love each other, but he has been acting strangely. His new imaginary friend isn’t helping their relationship either. After Lacey breaks up with him, Pedro is determined to get her back. How far will he go for love?

We All Need Someone Trailer

An all local cast and crew was used to shoot the film in the San Diego neighborhoods of Talmadge, Banker’s Hill and Balboa Park.  The film was blessed with excellent performances from the whole cast.  Veteran actor Joe Paulson was the perfect choice for the part of “Larry” while Rhianna Basore gave a spirited performance as “Lacey.”  Actress and filmmaker Marci Krown did a superb job as “Sheila,” Lacey’s nosey co-worker.  The film is rounded out with an original score by Elias Symons.

Currently, Executive Producer and lead actor, Horacio Jones is in the process of submitting the film to festivals.  He also wrote the film which is based on a true story in San Diego.  You can hear Horacio discuss his inspiration for the film by watching his interview on Confessions of Impact Entrepreneurs by Molly Lavik at 12 minutes and 30 seconds into the show.

For more information and updates, visit the Facebook page for We All Need Someone or the IMDB page.

Below is the full cast and crew list:


Executive Producer

Director of Photography


Written by


Rhianna Basore as Lacey
Horacio Jones as Pedro
Joe Paulson as Larry
Marci Krown as Sheila
Isaac Arreguin as The Stranger
Presley Roy as The Angel



Camera Assistant

2nd Camera

Production Assistants


Additional Colorist

Post Production Facility

Craft Services

Artwork provided by


Margarita Jones
Darin Anderson
Greg Maestro
The City of San Diego
Footage Firm, Inc.


Streaming Sundays #3 with Filmmaker Alain Legend Raymond

Southern California filmmaker Alain Legend Raymond joined Streaming Sunday’s host Horacio Jones to talk about his latest film.  “In Search of an Author” is a unique film in which the characters are trying to find their author.  Watch the full interview below to see the first section of his project.

After the film they talked shop and discussed editing and cameras.  Alain also gave some good advice to aspiring filmmakers towards the end of the episode.

Having worked for Universal/Nickelodeon Studios, MGM Studios, Scrim Gem in various capacities, Mr. Raymond business savoir-faire places him in a unique and advantageous position. After two combat tours in Iraq, and eight years in the US Navy, Mr. Raymond possesses the kind of leadership necessary to drive this company forward. His Medical training at Stanford University School of Medicine to be come a Physician Assistant has prepared him for life as a heart transplant PA-C at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles; the world’s largest heart transplant center. Now at the helm of his own company, he is driven to make MAP Entertainment a respected leader in the entertainment industry.


Streaming Sundays is a weekly streaming show designed as a simple platform for emerging artists, filmmakers, musicians and entrepreneurs to discuss and promote their products and art.  Horacio Jones is a local filmmaker and the the owner of San Diego Video Production company CinemaViva.  For over 20 years he has filmed and edited corporate videos, films and documentaries in California and Texas.  Mr. Jones is also an experienced classical guitarist and has recently started acting.  You can learn more about his work at

Streaming Sundays with Horacio Jones

Our new favorite 4k Video Production tool! – The DJI Osmo

Here at CinemaViva 4k Video Productions in San Diego, we have a wide variety of toys and gadgets at our disposal. Not only are they cool but they really help to increase the production value we can offer our clients. One we are especially fond of is the DJI OSMO.

Weighing in at just seven ounces, the OSMO comes with a wide variety of features such as full 4k Video which offers visually stunning, detailed shots for your videos. 4k is rapidly becoming the industry’s new standard in video recording. It has a 1/2.3″ CMOS Sensor and can shoot stills at 12 megapixels.

The OSMO’s three axis gimbal allows fully stabilized handheld video of any any scene you would like filmed. It’s incredibly smooth even when attached to a moving vehicle with a suction cup mount.

With its advanced stabilization, the OSMO offers a clear difference in comparison to normal handheld recording.

Another feature the OSMO is equipped with is the ability to pair itself with your smart device using DJI’s custom GO APP.  It turns your tablet or smartphone into a display via the OSMO’s built in WIFI.  You can even control the movement of the camera through the app.

The DJI OSMO has many built in modes in addition to the 4k video production mode.

  • Slow motion at 120fps…
  • Timelapse mode which gives you dazzling transitional scenes…and hyper lapses
  • High quality panoramic shots of 180 or 360 degrees
  • Photos Bursts at up to 7 Shots
  • Auto and Selfie Panorama Modes

So in review the DJI OSMO is a choice product with an abundance of uses. But more than that, it’s another great tool included in CinemaViva’s inventory that provides hollywood quality footage for your next 4k video production.

This is just one of the many cool gadgets we like to use here at CinemaViva when filming with our clients.


“Wingin’ It” is an official selection for the San Diego Fall Film Fest!

We are so happy that the #fallfilmfest has accepted our movie to screen at the festival.  Our story is about a fallen angel who has to learn how to reap souls in the afterworld.  It’s a humorous take on life-after-death.

“Wingin’ It” screens on Sunday November 15, 2015 at the 5pm comedy screening.

Check out the trailer:

More information on the Fall Film Fest can be found here:

Buy tickets here:

Hope to see you there!




CinemaViva Video Productions Wins 1st Place Audience Award in 48 Hour Film Project

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, August 14, 2015 – Production company CinemaViva and Directors Horacio Jones and Fabrice Murgia are proud to announce their short film produced for the 48 Hour Film Project San Diego. Wingin’ It is the story of a rebellious angel who must be coached on how to take souls.  The film won the first place Audience Award for screening group G.

The 48 Hour Film Project is a worldwide film competition where local teams have 48 hours to write, shoot and edit a 4-7 minute short film.  A little over 100 teams signed up to compete. To keep the process honest, contestants randomly pick a genre on Friday at 7pm.  They must also use a given prop, line, and character in their film.  Team Viva! worked on the script and pre-production until 3am Saturday morning.  Filming took most of Saturday from 9am until 9pm.  The team stayed up the rest of the night completing the editing process.  With the help of coffee and chinese takeout,  they managed to turn in the film by the 7pm deadline on Sunday.

For this year’s competition Horacio Jones brought back local actors David Wagner and Lisa Winans.  Last year, Lisa won the Best Actress award for the competition for her role in Desert Rose. Rosarito artist, Gretchen Smith, made a special trip up to San Diego to be a part of the contest. She proved invaluable as she bravely ventured to Walmart in the middle of the night to buy materials for creating the angel’s wings.  Director of Photography and Special Effects Supervisor, Joel Morillo, contributed his Canon 5D Mark III with the DJI Ronin gimbal and wireless follow-focus.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

Artistic Merit (e.g., Story, Creativity, Entertainment Value) (45%)

Technical Merit (30%)

Adherence to the Assignment (25%)

Attendees of each premiere screening will also be able to cast their vote for their favorite movie to win the Audience Award.  

About the competition, Director Horacio Jones said, “Creating a fantasy genre film without time and budget was particularly challenging.  Fortunately with smart storytelling and creative costuming, the team was able to put together a funny and memorable film.”

More information about San Diego 48 Hour Film Project can be found at

Here is the trailer!

About CinemaViva

Located in San Diego and serving Southern California, CinemaViva provides video production services including concept development, scriptwriting, directors, camera crews, digital video editing, and more.


Horacio Jones, Director


Ph: (619) 549-3003