An economist turned filmmaker, Juan Urgell is a Venezuelan-Mexican director, editor and producer with over 6 years of experience in Mexico’s audiovisual industry. He has directed and produced documentaries, short films, corporate videos, branded and editorial content and educational and music videos, for brands like Domestika, Citibanamex, Chivas Regal, Under Armour, Blinkist and United Nations. He specializes in the creative design of documentary content, from concept to execution. He has given workshops on documentary storytelling and video production for digital content creators. He collaborated as creative producer at On the Road Media, a video production company that tells cinematic stories to drive social change. 
 
His first independent documentary short “Lok'tavanej, Image Hunter” (2017), was premiered at the Mexico City Documentary Film Festival DocsMX, and screened at the Miami Independent Film Festival in 2017. With his documentary projects he has participated in film forums and workshops, including the International Documentary Festival DocMontevideo 2018 (Uruguay), the Guadalajara International Film Festival’s Industry market 2019 and DocsMX development workshop 2018 (Mexico). He has taken courses and development labs on documentary filmmaking at the Sundance Institute and the American Film Showcase (USA). He was awarded a small grant from the Mexican Institute of Cinematography for the development of his first feature documentary “Ak’majel” (Fighter), which is currently in fundraising. He is now screening in festivals his new documentary short “A Poet in the Dark” (2021), so far screening in Monterrey International Film Festival ficmonterrey 2021 and Seattle Latino Film Festival 2021.

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06700 Mexico City

juan.urgellesr@gmail.com

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+52 1 55 4931 7827

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