Jose A. Renteria Jr. was born in Los Angeles California in the United States. Around the age of 12 he discovered the world of Anime. It was Robotech; dubbed in Spanish. The animation style really impressed him. Later, he came across a few drama shows that are shown late at night that were English subtitle. And, from that he became interested in the Japanese pop-culture.
With a very unique, and at times disturbing, imagination, Jose has always had plenty to write about. His writing for the stage earned him a trip to Utah to compete in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, while at Rio Hondo Community College. His abilities then propelled him into a deeper focus from writing for the stage to writing for the screen. Jose has a couple of completed scripts, and several more in the making.
After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Film & Electronic Arts, from the University of California State Long Beach, Jose had a drive to make his first feature film as soon as possible. Making unbelievable sacrifices, and life-alternating financial decisions, he managed to gather the necessary funds to make his vision come true. Jose has worked on several other projects with friends, so he had no problem gathering a great crew to assist in making “Betty I Am.” With this great accomplishment under his belt, Jose’s passion for film writing and directing have only been strengthened. This writing machine is now well lubed, and really beginning to take-off.