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 miles across North America). He landed in New York City where he now lives.
Reuben’s work has been featured in BBC Travel, 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 at the Brooklyn Short Film Festival and he wrote, directed, and produced Maddie, a narrative film that won the Best Williamsburg Short Award at the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival. As a BBC Travel contributor, Reuben along with the rest of the team at BBC Travel were nominated for a Webby Award. He is an active member of the Filmshop collective.
When Reuben is not making movies you can find him hanging with his baby daughter Leuca, dancing (breaking and popping), practicing parkour, or riding his blue bicycle.
- Lisa Pertoso