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visual STORIES

 

CONCEPT

TO

completion

 
 

ABOUT

 

Standard Arts is a NY/LA production company founded in 2003 by Carlos Puga. We specialize in the production of narrative and documentary content for both film and television, as well as branded content and ads for our media partners.

Carlos Puga was born in Santiago, Chile and raised in Miami, FL. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University. In 2009 he was awarded a Daytime Emmy Award for his work producing True Life for MTV. Carlos currently lives in Topanga Canyon, CA with his wife and their dog.

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FILM

 

 

FULL-DRESS

Full-Dress is an experimental film written and directed by Carlos Puga. It stars Christopher Abbott and Robin Lord-Taylor and is set to be completed in the summer of 2017. 

 

 

ALL THAT I AM

 

All That I Am (previously Burma) was written and directed by Carlos Puga. It stars Christopher Abbott and Gaby Hoffman, and it premiered at SXSW 2013 where it won a Special Jury Prize. It also screened at The Rio Film Festival, The Sarasota Film Festival, The Little Rock Film Festival, and The New Hampshire Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize.

 

SATAN SINCE 2003

 

Satan Since 2003 is a short film written and directed by Carlos Puga which pemiered at The Sundance Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Short FIlmmaking Award. It also screened at SXSW (nominated for Short Filmmaking Award), AFI, Rooftop Films and The Milano FIlm Festival among others.

 

FULL-DRESS (SHORT)

A movie about a movie about a play about a play.

Full-Dress is a 2007 short film directed by Carlos Puga, starring Brady Corbet. It premiered at The Palm Springs International Film Festival and inspired the 2017 full-length feature of the same name.

 
 
 
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TELEVISION

 
 

TRUE LIFE

Since its first episode in 1998, True Life has provided a window into the struggles, hopes, and dreams of young people in America. Narrated solely by its characters, each episode documents the unusual--and often remarkable--circumstances of real individuals.

Standard Arts has produced True Life full-time for over 12 years (20 seasons), during which time we have delved into everything from drug addiction to panic disorder.  We have run with the bulls and jumped out of airplanes with our characters, all in order to tell their stories.

                                                HELL'S SATANS

The Hell’s Satans are a moped gang that call Richmond, VA home. They are a ragtag bunch of hipster grease-monkeys who are obsessed with building, rebuilding, and riding mopeds from the 1970’s, as well as causing general mayhem wherever they go. Their interpersonal relationships and jackass antics make their daily lives imminently watchable.

Standard Arts created and produced the show, which documents The Hell's Satans daily exploits, and which will Premiere on Fusion Network on July 24, 2017.

 
 
 

DIARY OF LINDSAY LOHAN

Produced by Standard Arts and directed by Carlos Puga, this episode of MTV's Diary series gives viewers a candid glimpse into the private life of Lindsay just before the release of the movie that marked her stardom.  

BRANDED CONTENT

& MUSIC VIDEOS

 

REDU

A video documentary of a weekend in NYC when 150+ contemporary artists came together from across the country to take part in RE:FORM SCHOOL, a combination group art exhibition, event series and public awareness campaign in a call for the reform of the American Public Education System.

 
 
 
 
 

PUBLIC HOTEL NYC

Standard Arts will produce monthly videos highlighting the new hotel's events and nightlife in 2017. 

 

INTERPOL -

EVERYTHING IS WRONG

 

Music Video

Directors: Paul Banks and Carlos Puga

Produced by Standard Arts

 

INTERPOL -

TWICE AS HARD

 

Music Video

Director: Paul Banks

Produced by Standard Arts

 

awards

 

2008-2009 DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY AWARD

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS SERIES

TRUE LIFE

This is what you get when you're nominated.

This is what you get when you're nominated.

This is what you get when you win :)

This is what you get when you win :)

 

2013 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL JURY AWARD

ENSEMBLE CAST

BURMA

Chris McCann (Actor), Carlos Puga (Director), Christopher Abbott (Actor)

Chris McCann (Actor), Carlos Puga (Director), Christopher Abbott (Actor)

Grant Curatola (producer), Carlos Puga (Director), Chris McCann (actor), Dan Bitner (Actor), Christopher Abbott (Actor), McCabe Walsh (producer), Brett Potter (producer), Jacinta Puga (Actor), Brady Corbet (Editor)

Grant Curatola (producer), Carlos Puga (Director), Chris McCann (actor), Dan Bitner (Actor), Christopher Abbott (Actor), McCabe Walsh (producer), Brett Potter (producer), Jacinta Puga (Actor), Brady Corbet (Editor)

It's a big ol' Texas belt buckle!

It's a big ol' Texas belt buckle!

 

2011 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

SHORT FILMMAKING AWARD NOMINEE

SATAN SINCE 2003

Carlos Puga (Director), Brandon Li (Camera), and Patrick Lowery (Actor)

Carlos Puga (Director), Brandon Li (Camera), and Patrick Lowery (Actor)

 

2013 NEW HAMPSHIRE FILM FESTIVAL

GRAND JURY AWARD

BURMA

Christopher Abbott (Actor), Carlos Puga (Director), McCabe Walsh (producer).  New Hampshire is "The GraniteState"; accordingly, the prize is a block of granite. 

Christopher Abbott (Actor), Carlos Puga (Director), McCabe Walsh (producer). 

New Hampshire is "The GraniteState"; accordingly, the prize is a block of granite. 

Carlos Puga's Boogie Nights-inspired acceptance speech. 

 

2011 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL

SHORT FILMMAKING NOMINEE

SATAN SINCE 2003

 
I can't find a pic from 2011 so here's one of us premiering Burma in 2013

I can't find a pic from 2011 so here's one of us premiering Burma in 2013

REEL