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Carlos Armella

Carlos Armella


Scriptwriter, Film Director


Decision Maker 2018
Script&Pitch Participant 2015


Born in Mexico City to a family of film-haters. He wrote bad poetry since age 13 before turning to scriptwriting. He entered the London Film School until he was released in 2002.
His short film Land and Bread (2008) won over 15 international awards, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, where he has also been selected with two other shorts: Poem (2003) and The Clean Hands (2012), all shot with borrowed cameras, dear friends and no money.
He co-directed the documentary Black Bull (2005), award winner at San Sebastian and Havana, among other festivals.
Since 2007, he has directed numerous TV ads and documentaries in order to afford rent and milk, including Gold (2013), perhaps the most-viewed Mexican-sports-documentary in history, or perhaps not; and episodes for the Netflix-series Club de Cuervos (2015).
His feature The Land of Silence (2014), premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival, and has won awards and mentions at festivals in Mexico, Brazil, Italy and the U.S.
Carlos is an introverted and harmless individual.