He says, "As a person who is as much of a film fanatic as a filmmaker, I wanted to marry both things in the strongest way possible within my field of work. Great film editing requires a great deal of film knowledge, which can only be acquired by having a developed understanding of the art itself."
Since graduating the prestigious program at VFS, Vergara has been tapped to use his unparalleled talents as an editor for an impressive range of productions across the globe, with the majority of his work taking him to London, Canada and Mexico.
He recently worked as the editor of the feature film Petting Zoo, an eye-opening tale exposing viewers to the epidemic of teen pregnancy present in San Antonia, Texas through the fictional story of a 17-year-old girl named Layla (Devon Keller). After Layla gets pregnant and her family insists that abortion is not an option, the high school senior gives up her college scholarship and moves into her grandmother's trailer.
Directed by Micah Magee (My Last Day in Nigeria, Krankenhaus, Heat, Success, Heimkommen), Petting Zoo is currently screening at festivals around the world, and recently garnered a Best First Feature nomination at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.
Using his talents to cut films in a way that adds incredible impact and emotion to the scenes unfolding before viewers, Andres Vergara is driven by his desire to bring unique stories to the screen--ones that hold the power to change audiences' views of the world and have the capacity to create a better future for humanity overall.
Prior to working as the editor of Petting Zoo, Vergara was handpicked by Spirit Digital Media to work as the editor on "Tech City UK," a documentary series initiated by the city of London, which aimed to promote the vibrant tech scene in the area of East London known as Tech City UK. The series included interviews with dozens of successful CEOs, tech representatives and business entrepreneurs who explained why Tech City is in league with Silicon Valley as one of the most viable regions in the world for start-up companies in the tech industry.
Vergara explains, "As an editor of the project, I was responsible for making Tech City 'shine' as much as possible to both businesses and the general audience."
While in London, Vergara was also asked to work with Motion Blur Pictures Ltd., as the editor of a commercial spot for Alpha BSE, one of the largest vocational training centers in London in the building and engineering sector.
Vergara's skills and reputation clearly precede him in the eyes of filmmakers and production companies around the world. After establishing an impressive list of credits abroad, Vergara was tapped to work as an editor for La Maga Films, the production company behind the award-winning film The Tombs.
The position took him back to Mexico, his birthplace, where he has edited countless episodes of the "Portavoz" documentary series, which aired on Portavoz TV. Vergara used his editing expertise to turn hours of interviews and raw footage focusing on several innovative industries in Mexico into a seamless series that is as captivating as it is informative.
Some of the episodes of the "Portavoz" series include "La Merced," which focuses on the architects and overall master renovation plan of La Merced, the largest traditional food retailer in Mexico City; "Goyo Estudio," a design collective with a groundbreaking vision; "Ero Jewelry," a future forward jewelry company led by Elizabeth Rustrian, as well as "Archetonic" and "Baaq Studio."
In addition to working on the series, as an editor with La Maga Vergara edited the "Unbreakable" sports adventure campaign for Nissan Mexico, as well as a captivating video exhibition for Victoriano Nieves Cespedes Museum in Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico, which remains a permanent exhibition of the museum and sheds light on the city's thriving fishing and oil industries.