Angel Gracia is a Spanish-American creative director at the Stan Lee Foundation, Ex-partner, Exec. Producer and Director at Ridley Scott and Associates. His vast experience in advertising worldwide as a director earned him numerous national and international awards, including 4 Cannes Advertising awards and an Emmy.
His feature film "From Prada to Nada", based on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, stars Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Wilmer Valderrama and Oscar nominated Adriana Barraza, was produced by Gigi Pritzker and Linda McDonough (Drive). It won two Alma Awards and two Imagen awards, including Favorite movie and best actress and supporting actress.
His short film The Dreamer starring Al Patiño was an official selection of the New York Lift-Off Film Festival.
Angel has directed numerous celebrities such as Julianne Moore, Penelope Cruz, Hugh Laurie, Sofia Vergara, Val Kilmer, Terry Crews, Eugenio Derbez and Shaquil O'neal, and worked for international clients such as VW, Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Toyota, Ford, Honda, Dodge, Snickers, Schweppes, MasterCard, Coca Cola, Coors, Google and AT&T.
His career began when he won a Student Academy Award for his short "The Three Cornered Hat" followed by the first MTV video contest for Madonna's True Blue single.
With an extensive background in Special FXs, Angel began his career directing, photographing and editing music videos for bands like for SNAP, Enigma, Daryl Hall, and Jose Feliciano and Heaven 17, which eventually lead him to direct the musical drama TV movie "The Spirit" for BMG Ariola..
In 2016 he became a member of the prestigious NBC-Universal "Directing Fellowship Program" and in 2015 he directed his first half hour comedy pilot entitled "Table Manners".
He is currently in pre-production of a movie starring George Lopez and a TV docu-series for The Stan Lee Foundation and NASA.
2010 - present
2010 - present