Pablo Casacuberta

Pablo Casacuberta, 1969, Montevideo, Uruguay. Filmmaker, writer and visual artist. Master of Arts in Experimental Media, UK. His artistic work has been exhibited in New York, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Barcelona and Venice.Casacuberta started his career as a graphic designer, publishing illustrations, posters and book covers, and moving rapidly towards design for television, where his visual style received recognition and awards. He has received a Clio and was nominated for a Latin Grammy in the Best Video category. He was also a finalist for the international Sundance NHK prize. In October 2001, Boards Magazine selected him as one of the 15 most promising new directors for advertising in the world. He has worked for MTV, Citibank, Nike, Volkswagen, Suzuki, Honda, McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Warner Channel, Cadbury and Sky. His audiovisual work has been broadcasted in more than ninety countries.

In 1998 he directed an experimental feature film, "Another George", shot in the UK with the collaboration of the Japanese director Yukihiko Goto. The film was later selected as part of "Britspotting", a festival in Berlin that showcases the best British independent films.In 2006 he directed second unit scenes for "Children of men", a feature film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, featuring Clive Owen and Julianne Moore. In 2010 he worked as a second unit director for the celebrated Nike "Write the Future" spot, which was directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, and in which Casacuberta directed scenes in London, Manchester, Madrid, Turin and Nairobi. In 2010 he directed two global campaigns for MTV, one for MTVHD and one for the Europe Music Awards 2010. In 2011 he directed in Taipei and Hong Kong a campaign for Coca Cola China. Also in 2011, he directed two campaigns for Warner Channel and two campaigns for Movicel, the second largest Angolan cellular network. He returned to China six times, from 2011 to 2014, to shoot campaigns for Coca Cola and Minute Maid.

In 1990 he published his first fiction book, "Ahora le toca al elefante" (Now it′s the elephant′s turn), which was followed by "La parte de abajo de las cosas" (The underside of things) in 1992, "Esta máquina roja" (This red machine) in 1995, "El mar" (The sea) in 2000, "Una línea más o menos recta" (A more or less straight line) in 2001and "Aquí y ahora" (Here and now) in 2002. He received the Uruguayan National Literature Prize in 1996. In 2007 he was selected by the Hay Festival as one of the 39 most promising Latin American writers under forty. His books have been published in Spain, Croatia, France, Uruguay, México, Argentina and Colombia.


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