Founded in 1994 by Mario Ortiz, the San Diego-based company has grown rapidly from a garage-shop operation into a thriving full-service production house offering: (see website for full list of capabilities;

  • cinema verde logoScriptwriting and conceptual development for commercial, industrials and feature films.
  • High definition broadcast quality production capabilities including 24p video camera packages.
  • Portable power plants (movie silent generators)
  • Camera dolly systems
  • Steadicam (including wireless video transmission)
  • 5-ton grip truck
  • 5-ton lighting & electric truck
  • Camera cranes and jibs
  • State-of-the-art portable post-production computer editing systems.

Cinema Verde’s client list includes numerous leading local and national organizations such as: The History Channel, Wealth TV (Herring Broadcasting, Inc.), Life Time Channel, The Alzheimer’s Association, The BBC, Cruise Holidays, Gloria Jean Coffee, Cox Cable Media, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Council of Community Clinics, D-Street Films, IMO Productions, EFI Sports Medicine (Total Gym), KPBS of San Diego, JH Direct (makers of the “Shake Weight” & other popular products), The NFL Players Association, Staylor-Made Communications, Professional Event Solutions, Southland Corporation/7-11, The San Diego County Board of Education, Passage Productions, Groovy Like A Movie, and many Southern California producers and production companies.


Company Overview

Cinema Verde (formally Ortiz Film Works) creates powerful, visually-captivating video, film and multimedia products for the corporate, educational and entertainment markets. Over the years we have earned a reputation for crafting finely tuned, highly effective messages for a variety of target audiences. Our creative team represents a strong synergy of award-winning talent with training and experience in documentaries, broadcast television, corporate video development, and feature film production.

To ensure the highest-quality product and to maximize the impact on your audience we work closely with you and your creative team to assess your production’s needs, generate creative solutions, and distill the strongest concept approach. In short, we bring our expertise and experience together with yours to create the best possible production.

Cinema Verde speaks to the vitality and life force with which the organization nurtures its media products. It also reflects the cultural richness and diversity that serve as the creative soil for the organization’s many multi-cultural productions. The name is a play on Cinema Verité (Cinema of Truth). It represents the expression of essential truth that Cinema Verde maintains in its creative development: cinematic process that holds true to vision, true to heart, and true to artistic vigor. Through this process, Cinema Verde seeks a revivifying of mankind through creative expression.   ¡Viva la Verdad!