Rudy Valdez is a New York City-based filmmaker committed to making cinematic, meaningful documentary films about social, cultural and political issues. His most recent credits include: Cinematographer for Academy Award-nominated Director Sebastian Junger's film The Last Patrol (HBO); Director of Photography for Whoopi Goldberg presents Moms Mabley: I Got Something To Tell You (2013 Tribeca Film Festival, HBO); Director of Photography for Remembering the Artist, Robert De Niro, Sr., (2014 Sundance Film Festival, HBO); Director of Photography on The Conversation, a New York Times OpDoc; Cinematographer for the BET series Second Coming?: Will Black America Decide the 2012 Election? Valdez has several projects with completed principal photography and awaiting release, including The Sentence, a documentary about mandatory minimums and sentencing reform that he shot and directed. He has also shot several PSAs including work for the WWE, Susan G. Komen, America Works and NYC Office of Veterans Affairs. Valdez is a proud volunteer as a mentor for the Ghetto Film School.