The Filmmakers

Recluse Films

Our mission is to tell the stories that we all crave to see; stories that give people a space to feel the struggles and successes of what it means to be human. We want our audience to love and hate our characters and we want to showcase the reality and diversity of humanity through film. We strive to use the different genres of art within the film spectrum in creative and innovative ways, and we hope to collaborate with all kinds of artists and creative types to produce beautiful pictures.


Recluse Films was founded by Astrid Ovalles to produce quality independent films. Astrid Ovalles is also an actor, painter, and full-time human in New York City.

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20130530_orianaoppice02442Oriana Oppice is the Co-Director for Camp Belvidere. She is the magic and motivator behind the scenes that brings our characters to life. Oriana is a talented Actor/Director/Producer born in Sicily and raised in Chicago, IL. She has appeared on Television shows such as House of Cards, Medium, and America’s Most Wanted as well as several films in the Indie Film circuit. She also recently produced and directed The Trophy Room, a short film showcased in NYC’s 48-Hour Film Project . While not working in film, Oriana can be found playing the piano or viola, cooking, globe trotting (allegedly), or playing with her chocolate lab. She is also fluent in Italian and French and a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. For more information or to contact Oriana Oppice visit her website or find her on her Facebook page.


Victor Tadashi Suarez (Cinematographer/Director of Photography) is a freelance director of photography specializing in the latest in digital 4K and raw cinematography. Columbia University educated, he has shot for Biolage, Hennessy, MTV, Orange, Matrix, and Samsung. His narrative work has won recognition in festivals all over the world, including Berlin, Moscow, and New York International Film Festival. Owner of a complete Canon C300 package. DP NYC. For more information or to contact Victor Suarez visit