Reuben Hernandez is an adventurer who tells meaningful, visual stories through film, photography, and time-lapse. He’s touched down on all seven continents finding beauty in everything from the beaches of Southern California to the icebergs of Antarctica.
While filming a documentary in South America for OneSight, a global nonprofit that provides free vision care for underprivileged people, Reuben took his first big risk. Instead of returning to his comfortable desk job in international sales, he quit and embarked on a year-long journey around the world (that included driving 16,000 across North America), which ended in New York City where he now lives.
Since then Reuben’s work has been featured in The New York Times, on the Discovery Channel, and premiered at Tropfest NY, the world's largest short film festival. He was named one of the "20 Emerging Artists to Watch in Film and Video" by PDN and Rangefinder Magazine, and was the Director of Photography for Exposed, an award winning documentary film series that screened at the UN. Reuben's short film, Antarctica, premiered in NYC in April 2016 and his film Beauty, Balance, and Grace premiered in Paris, France in May 2016. He is currently writing, directing, and producing a narrative film that is scheduled to premiere in 2017.
When Reuben is not making movies, he can be found dancing (breaking, popping), practicing parkour, or riding his blue bike pictured below.
- Lisa Pertoso