Dir of Production
CineVeliz/The Film School of San Antonio
Dagoberto Patlán's interest in film was sparked by fellow St. Anthony high school student Robert Rodriguez. Following his heart, he took RTF classes at Austin Community College before making the move to Lubbock, TX at Texas Tech University where he earned his degree is Telecommunications. It was there he discovered the campus-based PBS station where he volunteered his last two years of College. Upon returning to San Antonio, he began working for KLRN, the local PBS station where be become an editor, director & producer. Dago is responsible for many of KLRN's successful documentaries such as Ladybird Naturally, the Fresh Cut young filmmaker series as well at the TV series Texas Vistas & "State of the Art" with host Michael Mehl. It was while working at PBS, Dago met Pablo Véliz of CineVéliz. It was then he made his leap to feature films and left PBS. Dago was not only making feature films with CineVéliz, he also took a full-time job teaching film to high school students on the southside of San Antonio. While with CineVéliz, Dago has worked at Second Sound, Location Sound, Assistant Director, writer and Producer. Their first film was the 2006 Sundance Selection "La Trajedia de Macario." CineVéliz now has six feature films; five of which have distribution. Their sixth film, "Cartoneo Y Nopalitos" was premiered at the 2011 CineFestival in San Antonio on February 3rd. For the past five years, while working with CineVéliz and other local filmmakers, Dago has continued to work as a full-time teacher of film at The Film School of San Antonio at Harlandale High School. When he's not teaching or making films, Dago is also a night club DJ—spinning alternative 80's music at San Antonio's premiere vampire bar Atomix.