CARLOS GUTIERREZ is a highly sought after commercial director who was recently tapped to direct the commercial campaigns for VaporZone E-Cigarettes (that premiered during the SuperBowl), Pine-Sol featuring actress Diane Amos and the Miami Marlins MLB team.
Born and raised in Miami, Carlos Gutierrez did his undergraduate studies at Tufts University, where his honors thesis project, a documentary entitled JOURNEY INTO EXILE, garnered numerous awards in the festival circuits, including the NY Independent Film Festival and the World Fest Houston.
After Tufts, Carlos was awarded a Graduate Fellowship to New York University’s prestigious Master’s Film Program. During his time at NYU, he won the DGA Student Film Awards as Best Latino Filmmaker for his short film SLEIGHT OF HAND, which was an official selection at the Palm Springs Film Festival and won several awards at the First Run Film Festival in New York City. He was also awarded the Grand Prize in the HBO Latino Film Festival Short Film Contest that resulted in his HBO short, LECHON, which was an official selection at the Slamdance Film Festival. Both LECHON and SLEIGHT OF HAND were purchased and aired by the Sí TV network. SLEIGHT OF HAND was also sold nationally in the U.S. with the Sony Playstation (PSP) in a short film compilation titled: ShortsPlay. While still a student at NYU, Carlos’ commercial, TYPECASTING was awarded an Emmy for Best PSA.
Carlos’ NYU thesis film, WET FOOT/DRY FOOT, was nominated for the Student Academy Awards by the AMPTP, and was also selected as winner of the Showtime Network’s Latino Filmmakers Showcase. Carlos’ follow-up film ESCONDIDO was produced by Showtime, premiered on the Showtime Networks. His feature screenplay BLACK & BLUE, was named one of three finalists in the FADE IN Awards for Best Feature Screenplay.
His recent short films include VINO TINTO, which won the In Focus Award at the 2013 Miami International Film Festival, and TONY DIAMOND, a promotional short film for Bacardi & SLS Hotels.
In addition, Mr. Gutierrez is also a published poet having twice received the Editor’s Choice Award from The International Library of Poetry.