Fidel Ruiz-Healy is an award-winning Mexican-American filmmaker from San Antonio, Texas and an alumni from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
After Graduating NYU, Fidel founded the creative collective The American Standard Film Co., (www.theASFC.com) alongside partners in crime Tyler Walker and Jordan Michael Blake. Work developed with The ASFC has screened at such film festivals as Sundance (Jury Prize Best U.S Short fiction 2021), SXSW, Slamdance, Hamptons International, Fantasia, Palm Springs, and Mill Valley, along with being featured in publications ranging from NPR, Vice, Pitchfork, MTV, Filmmaker Magazine, NYLON, LA Weekly, along with numerous credits on Vimeo Staff Picks. The ASFC’s work has generated nearly 20 million views across various platforms.
In 2017 Fidel was named the best San Antonio Filmmaker by The San Antonio Current. In 2018 he and co-writer Tyler Walker were selected to be fellows of the NYU development lab with their script, Orinoco Flow. He currently resides between Los Angeles, CA & Brooklyn, NY where he works as a freelance Director and DP.