L.E. Salas
is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist born and raised in Northern New Jersey.  He has had the honor  of working and learning from diverse, award-winning directors, producers, and production companies. He has his undergraduate degree in Communications with a focus on Film Studies from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ).

While in College, Salas directed, produced, wrote and edited an extensive amount of video productions and short films. His professional directorial debut, Far from the Island: A Cuban-American Documentary, garnered a great deal of attention from independent companies and distributors but mostly from the academe. Far from the Island was screened at colleges and universities such as Duke, UVA, Seton Hall MISSOU, and Yale. It later went on to be an official selection at the Orlando International Film Festival in 2008.

More recently Salas' work has included assistant direction on Canadian Filmmaker Bruce Labruce's L.A. Zombie, which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and made it's North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in 2010.

As a producer Salas has also collaborated on two Cuban films with producer/director Alberto Gonzalez; Homo Erectus, a short comedy and Havana Kidz 2, an acclaimed documentary about young Cuban musicians, and edited and produced an independent romantic comedy A New and Accurate Map of the World.

Salas' first directing project was a short entitled Take 5, an official selection at the Arlene Grocery's Picture Show Film Festival in 2005. Prior to Take 5, Salas artistically produced and edited 63 Years Like Yesterday, a feature length, poignant documentary by World2Be Productions about an elderly couple that grows old with wisdom, humor, and love as the 20th century unfolds through their eyes.

He has also worked on film projects for Corrado Schoner Productions, an award-winning production company based in New Jersey, and briefly interned at Alfonso Cuaron's Esperanto Productions (formerly Anhelo Productions). Salas currently works as a production manager and producer at Digital Alley Media in New York City.