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Tyler Piña is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and owner of Neon Flamingo Films, a full service production company based in Los Angeles with high-profile clients including Netflix, Amazon, Disney, Google, Facebook, Levi’s, Sephora, Square Enix, Goodyear, SEGA, and Verizon.

Tyler has over 12 years of experience writing, producing, directing, and editing, with Avid, DaVinci Resolve, and Adobe Creative Suite certifications. At the age of 20, he directed his first internationally distributed feature-length film. His last film 88 Centsnow streaming on Amazon Prime — played at Cannes in 2018. While screening at over 70 international film festivals, the short has won 67 awards, including 16 for Best Director, 7 for Best Screenplay, and 17 for Best Short Film.

Additionally, Tyler has won multiple Telly and CINDY Awards for his commercial, music video, and documentary work. In 2018, he received one Emmy Award in the Technology category as well as an additional Emmy nomination as the series director for the show Next Level.

Tyler is passionate about telling stories that connect people and amplifying underrepresented voices.


2018 Emmy Award – Technology

2018 Emmy Award – Technology (Nomination)

2017 Telly Award – Short Form / Social General-Culture & Lifestyle

2017 Telly Award, Directing – Commercials / Marketing

2016 Kent State University Fast-Track Alumni Award

2015 Gold Cindy Award, Directing

2015 Gold Cindy Award, Editing

2015 Gold Cindy Award – Music Video

2015 1st Place, Music Video – BEA Festival of Media Arts

2014 Telly Award – Music Video

2014 Digital Media Achievement Award


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Canvas Rebel – “Meet Tyler Piña”

Voyage LA – “Rising Stars: Meet Tyler Piña”

Bold Journey – “Meet Tyler Piña”

Shoutout LA – “Meet Tyler Piña | Movie Director”

The Mind Behind Leadership – “The Big Picture Episode with Tyler Piña” (Video / Podcast)

Film Threat – “88 Cents Review”

We Are Moving Stories – Interview with Tyler Piña, Director of 88 Cents

Blog Talk Radio – “KGFC Festival Talks With the Star and Director of 88 Cents” (Podcast)

Kent Wired – “Tackling Incarceration in America”

Elevations – “Telling the Story of the Recently Incarcerated Homeless Through Film” (Radio)

KSU – “Alumni Draw Attention to Social Issues Through Film”

KSU CCI – “Alumni Success Stories: Tyler Piña ’14”

Kent State Fast Track Awards – “Honoring KSU Alumni Tyler Piña” (Live Stream)

Idea Base – “CCI Stories: Tyler Piña” (Video)