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Diego Hurtado De Mendoza- Director and Producer

Spanish-Swedish director and producer

Spanish-Swedish director and producer Diego Hurtado de Mendoza started his career at the prestigious FABRICA, the Research Center on Communications of Benetton in Italy.

There he worked for Colors Magazine, helped brand the launch of Youssou N’Dour’s micro-credit initiative in Senegal and directed his first documentary films including the award-winning Branding Kosovo --documenting the birth of a country in the XXI Century— and Welcome to Beirut —about the relationship between filmmaking and war in Lebanon.

He’s worked for MTV, Vice, The Office of the Prime Minister of Dubai, Universal Music Group, Sony Music, Wells Fargo, Ford, among others, alternating between his roles as commercial and music video director and creative lead.

He directed the fashion film Escape from Mondays for Rabaneda, in partnership with Vogue Spain, which received two awards at the Madrid International Fashion Film Festival (MIFFF), and was subsequently screened at multiple international fashion film festivals.

In 2018 he produced and directed the documentary series Arriba Cuba! for the Olympic Channel, the global media platform of the International Olympic Committee, followed by the feature Teófilo Stevenson and the Legend of Cuban Boxing, co-directed with Peter Berg, which was awarded First Prize at the AIPS Awards.

He’s currently overseeing production on five feature documentaries for Mandalay Sports Media, the production company behind current global mega-hit “The Last Dance” on Michael Jordan, and starting production on his next film, a Disney+ Original scheduled for 2021.

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