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BREAKUP AT A WEDDING
Directed by Victor Quinaz
Written by Anna Martemucci, Victor & Philip Quinaz
Released by Oscilloscope Laboratories (Exit Thru the Gift Shop) from the producers of Eternal Sunshine and Margin Call





DOG CEO
Adult Swim Series
Written by Joe Randazzo &  Chris Karwowski
Co-Production Adult Swim Digital, Hello Please & Periods. Films






BIG CITY BRIGHT LIGHTS
A first person experience of NYC in the 1980's.





EAST OF EDEN
Starring Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl, Easy A) this comedic adaptation of John Steinbeck's American classic was featured on MovielineJezebel, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Crushable, Vulture, Just Jared, Videogum, front page of Funny Or Die, The Hairpin.





CHINESE DREAM
Short-listed for the 2005 Academy Award. The film has played in over 50 film festivalsworldwide and was honored with four Best Narrative Short awards including the prestigious Golden Gate award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.






STUNTED: WEB SERIES
Commissioned by BBE, a failed dotcom looking to get rich quick in "new media" as part of the 2010 tech bubble, STUNTED was created by brothers Philip and Victor Quinaz looking to simply get rich. It tells the story of Phil Green the Stunt Machine and his pursuit to be a professional stunter despite being 6'7" and too tall to stunt double.




ANDREW BIRD AT THE GUGGENHEIM
Commissioned by the artist and one of the only videos the Guggenheim has generously allowed to be shown outside of the museum. Made for $50 and using one camera, the short musical performance highlights what Andrew does best... which is everything.


 

NERDIST: SUPERMAN TERRIBLE TWOS 
Written & Directed by Victor Quinaz
Co-production Nerdist Industries & Periods. Films

JARED/SPIKE TV: POPCORN OF THE MONTH CLUB
CLIENT: Jared/SpikeTV
AGENCY: Viacom
PROD CO.: LEGS Media

GAROFALO PASTA: THE SLEEPOVER CHEF 
CLIENT: Garofalo Pasta
AGENCY: 72andSunny Amsterdam



MALIBU: CHAMOIS SHINE CLIENT: Malibu Rum
AGENCY: Greatworks USA


MALIBU: STICKY NOTES CLIENT: Malibu Rum
AGENCY: Greatworks USA


ABSOLUT: DICTIONARY CLIENT: Absolut
AGENCY: Greatworks USA


SPIRIT AWARDS 2012 This campaign was created and designed by Victor Quinaz.
CLIENT: Nokia/Film Independent
AGENCY: Victor Quinaz & Co.


MALIBU: RETIREMENT HOME CLIENT: Malibu Rum
AGENCY: Greatworks USA


ABSOLUT: CITIES FARM CLIENT: Absolut
AGENCY: Greatworks USA

 

Initially, an acclaimed comedy short film series entitled PERIODS. The comedy collective/production company expanded into longer form narrative and commercial content. Their first film, Breakup at a Wedding (released by Oscilloscope Labs, directed by Victor & written by the team) was called “the breakout comedy of the year” by Death & Taxes. That film was followed by the critically acclaimed coming-of-age comedy, Hollidaysburg (released by Starz Digital, directed by Anna & written by the team) the making of which was the subject of the docu-series The Chair on Starz Network.

The original short film series eventually became their third feature film, PERIODS. (recently released by Oscilloscope Labs, directed by Victor and created by Victor & Anna) charting the course of humanity from the big bang to the end of life as we know it. Time Out NY rated the series #15 in Funniest Online Series of All Time (before Drunk History but after Between Two Ferns, we’re so cool with that.)

Periods. Films has worked with Adult Swim, Anonymous Content, Funny or Die, College Humor, PBS, Paramount, Warner Bros., & Nerdist Industries. Their work has been featured in the LA Times, Huffington Post, EW’s Pop Watch, New York Magazine’s Vulture Blog, Jezebel, The Hairpin, and, yes, even High Times.

PERIODS., the series, was honored to be apart of the Tribeca Film Festival's inaugural NOW program in 2014. A very rough version of the feature film was the opening night film at the HollyShorts FIlm Festival at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on August 10th, 2012. PERIODS. played a special showcase at both the Berkshires Intl Film Festival & the Raindance Film Festival in 2013.


Initially, an acclaimed comedy short film series entitled PERIODS. The comedy collective/production company expanded into longer form narrative and commercial content. Their first film, Breakup at a Wedding (released by Oscilloscope Labs, directed by Victor & written by the team) was called “the breakout comedy of the year” by Death & Taxes. That film was followed by the critically acclaimed coming-of-age comedy, Hollidaysburg (released by Starz Digital, directed by Anna & written by the team) the making of which was the subject of the docu-series The Chair on Starz Network.

The original short film series eventually became their third feature film, PERIODS. (recently released by Oscilloscope Labs, directed by Victor and created by Victor & Anna) charting the course of humanity from the big bang to the end of life as we know it. Time Out NY rated the series #15 in Funniest Online Series of All Time (before Drunk History but after Between Two Ferns, we’re so cool with that.)

Periods. Films has worked with Adult Swim, Anonymous Content, Funny or Die, College Humor, PBS, Paramount, Warner Bros., & Nerdist Industries. Their work has been featured in the LA Times, Huffington Post, EW’s Pop Watch, New York Magazine’s Vulture Blog, Jezebel, The Hairpin, and, yes, even High Times.

PERIODS., the series, was honored to be apart of the Tribeca Film Festival's inaugural NOW program in 2014. A very rough version of the feature film was the opening night film at the HollyShorts FIlm Festival at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on August 10th, 2012. PERIODS. played a special showcase at both the Berkshires Intl Film Festival & the Raindance Film Festival in 2013.

 



BUY THE BOOK HERE

Victor's first graphic novel MR. MURDER IS DEAD was published in late 2011 to much acclaim making several Best Of Lists including iFanboy, Comic Snob, CBR, Graphic Policy, and Robot 6.

There's been a murder—Mr. Murder is found dead! Old Gould Kane, long into his retirement as a top cop, looks to be the number-one suspect with a motive so deep and intense even Gould's old partner suspects him. But the truth is Gould's the only cop worth a damn to solve the cryptic case. The clues could lead Gould to a new and perhaps even greater profession in his twilight…as a very bad man. Mr. Murder is Dead is a “who didn't do it" set in the fading world of Golden Age comic strips. A criminal's lament to all things past, present and meaningless.

Written by Victor Quinaz, Art by Brent Schoonover.
Published by Archaia in partnership with Before the Door.

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About

Victor Quinaz is a director, writer, and producer.

He is currently working on the Netflix animated comedy BIG MOUTH.

Victor’s first feature film, BREAKUP AT A WEDDING, a romantic comedy once described as “a clown with its c*ck out”, was released by Oscilloscope Labs (EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP) in 2013, which he directed and co-wrote, produced by Anonymous Content (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND) and Before The Door Pictures (MARGIN CALL). Death & Taxes called BREAKUP AT A WEDDING “the breakout comedy of the year.” His mom thought it was pretty cool too.

He also co-produced and co-wrote his wife, Anna Martemucci’s first film, HOLLIDAYSBURG, part of the docu-series THE CHAIR on Starz.

Victor’s production company/comedy collective, Periods. Films, has cultivated a cult like following for their semi-improvised costumed short period films. 

That original short film series eventually became the feature film, PERIODS., also released by Oscilloscope in 2014. Periods. Films has been featured in the LA Times, EW, New York Magazine’s Vulture Blog, and *cough* even High Times.

Time Out rated the series #15 in Funniest Online Series of All Time (before Drunk History but after Between Two Ferns, totally cool with that!)

PERIODS. was the opening night film at the HollyShorts FIlm Festival in 2012, played a special showcase at the Raindance Film Festival in 2013 and was honored at the TriBeCa Film Festival in their inaugural N.O.W. program in 2014.

Victor directed DOG C.E.O. a series for Adult Swim and worked as a docu-series producer on TOP GEAR AMERICA for the BBC, PORT PROTECTION for National Geographic, and GAME OF ARMS for AMC.

As a commercial director Victor has worked with clients ranging from Absolut and Malibu Rum to Garofalo Pasta and H&M as well as YSL and Rockstar Games. Victor has also created numerous marketing campaigns  including the Independent Spirit Awards.

Victor published his first graphic novel, MR. MURDER IS DEAD, in 2012 with Archaia Entertainment. The book was listed on several major Top Ten Lists . His mom thought it was just "okay."

Victor’s first short film, CHINESE DREAM, shot entirely in Cantonese, was short-listed for the 2005 Academy Awards. Just in case you thought it was all for a laugh.