ABOUT MAURICIO HOYOS

Writer / Director / Still Photographer

He was born and raised in the city of Cartago, Colombia.

At 11 years of age, he authored his first graphic novel: Flecha Veloz, the story of a gunslinger who is accidentally sent to the year 2143.

At 12, on the pages of his religion class notebook, he created his second graphic novel, Something from The Movies, where he, his brother, and his closest friends were the main characters, and the antagonist was his favorite movie character Freddy Krueger from Nightmare On Elm Street. 

By 14, he had already filmed and directed his first short film The Night That the Thieves Were Caught, with a camera borrowed from a friend. 

In 2004, he moved to Los Angeles and began working at Fotokem film lab, processing feature films like Iron Man, Mission Impossible III, Babel, Into The Wild, Domino, and TV shows like Breaking Bad, Entourage, CSI, and Desperate Housewives.

While in School, he wrote and directed three more short films, one documentary, and three music videos. 

He also interned at New Line Cinema’s development department. For him, it was a good surprise to find out that he was now working at the studios that created the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. 

In 2010, in between projects, he also began his freelance career as a still photographer, working on the promos of the CBS, Disney, FOX, the CW, NBC, E! Latin America, and VICE TV shows. This has giving him the opportunity to work with big actors like Robin Williams, Kevin Bacon, Dennis Quaid, Joe Mantegna, and even Astronauts from NASA.

Since then, Mauricio has directed many projects: including a commercial with Sharon Stone for Peace Now, a Miley Cyrus interview, the coverage of Comic-con for the Funimation channel, a COVERGIRL commercial with Becky G, a Lexus commercial with Colombian singer Fonseca, a commercial/short for Dos Perros mescal with Alejandro Edda, and an Arkitect commercial featuring Victoria’s Secret model Sara Sampaio.

He’s currently writing his 5th feature script Chronicles of a Kidnapping, and working on the development of his first feature film as a director: Al Otro Lado Del Rio.

Mauricio currently lives in Los Angeles.

ScreenwriterDirector, and Photographer in Los Angeles

EscritorDirector, y Fotógrafo