Photo by Kristine Stolakis

R.J. Lozada is an award winning multi-media journalist and filmmaker who explores and engages multiple diasporas. Lozada has worked in varying capacities from film festival programming for CAAMFest (formerly San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival) to producing documentaries, radio segments, and photo editorials. Lozada co-produced and shot the documentary Among B-Boys, following young Hmong American men and hip hop. As Director of Photography, Lozada completed shooting Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story, a profile on Eddy Zheng, community advocate who was incarcerated during his teenage years through his adulthood. For a number of years, Lozada has also been a contributor and host for APEX Express, one of two weekly Asian and Pacific Islander radio magazine shows on Pacifica Foundation’s network, as well as Multimedia Editor for Hyphen Magazine. 

Lozada obtained his MFA in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University, where he produced four short films:

Justice is a Warm Cupcake, a short profile documentary on Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco-Bay Area (CAIR-SF). 

Andy's Youth, an expressive and poetic documentary on the death of 13-year-old Andy Lopez at the hands of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department.

Distance Between, a probing visual letter to an unborn son, regarding genetic and familial connections.

Laps, a documentary on the San Quentin 1000 Mile Running Club, whose membership is comprised of inmates who seek peace in long distance running within California's San Quentin State Prison.

R.J. Lozada is available for nonprofit and commercial work. Clients include Ericsson, Microsoft, Facebook, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) at Stanford University, and Google.