Film & Video

John Ayala is an award winning Editor and Post-Production Producer.
He manages all aspects of post, including, editing, script editing and re-writes, sound design/mix, graphics and effects, footage/photo research
and licensing, recording and directing voice over talent, communicating
and collaborating with project managers or clients, and providing final
deliverables for broadcast, web, social media and live screenings.

As a documentary producer and editor, his work has been broadcast on PBS,
and selected and screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Telluride, IFC Center, Havana Film Festival, New York International Latino Film Festival,
CineSol Film Festival, Bicycle Film Festival, and Rooftop Films.

Ayala Grocery was my grandfather’s store and has served as a constant beacon, inspiring a series of videos and now growing into this website. I guess it’s my way of taking ownership of the family legacy and of showcasing a good portion of my work, which has the eclecticism of a grocery store at times-but not the randomness. All the work here reflects my personal interest, I’m very proud of the projects featured and I feel extremely lucky to have worked with the creative teams and individuals involved.


W3 Award - Best Editing

(Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts) 2020 - “Your Brain On” Series Produced by AARP

Bronze MUSE Award

2016 - Pacific Visions Promo Produced by Cortina Productions

TIVA Peer Award

2014 - Kids Connect Series Produced by CACI

Cine Golden Eagle Award

2012 - Innovation Driving America Produced by Cortina Productions