He studied film & video at Columbia College in Chicago and soon after began working with the Spanish Broadcast Network, Telemundo and WYCC, a Chicago PBS affiliate. He has also directed award winning short films El Solo in a New City and Escucha!. Esaú has directed and produced various commercials and music videos with his production company, Clandestino Films. His passion has always been to tell stories regarding social issues that affect the community. The award wining documentary Immigrant Nation!: The Battle for the Dream, is Esaú’s first feature film and will be feature on PBS nationally during hispanic heritage month. . 


Films by Esau Melendez

Immigrant Nation!: The Battle for the Dream

Immigrant Nation! is a feature documentary about the modern immigrant rights movement in 2006 and ‘07.