DIRECTORS / Joel PÉrez Irizarry, Puerto RicoHIGHLIGHTS

Joel PÉrez Irizarry

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, J.P. Irizarry graduated from the London Film School, where he directed several short films that went on to compete in top international festivals like the New York Short Film Festival and the Griffon International Film Festival, taking (in the case of "Sheepdog") the top prize at Puerto Rico's CineFiesta Festival. His growing body of advertising work includes Heineken, Coors Light, Honda, Ford, Gatorade, Kraft and others. He brings a unique cinematic approach to his work, where the main focus is a blend of very visual storytelling, stylized cinematography and naturalistic acting.