Gus Guardado '01

Director Gus Guardado and fellow Gael Jorge Diaz, the star of the film "Love, Concord."Gus, a video production teacher at Heritage High School in Brentwood, Calif., wrote, directed and produced a feature-length film—Love, Concord—that debuted in Concord, California, in December and had its world debut at the Latino Film Festival in New York City. The coming-of-age love story, based on Guardado's own romantic experiences in high school, starred Saint Mary’s graduates Angelina Leone ’07 and Jorge Diaz ’06. The production crew included SMC Professor Virginia McCarthy ’81, MA ’85 and Gael alums Jimmy Freeman ’08, co-producer and co-editor; Alex Stillings ’08, production assistant; Bryan Navarro ’10, second assistant camera; Devon Perez ’10, grip; and Grace Bosque ’11, key production assistant.