Fernando Arrioja is a filmmaker and visionary who is originally from Mexico. He is alumnus of the prestigious Director’s Lab at the Canadian Film Centre where he wrote “The Nearby,” a feature film currently in development. Fernando earned a BFA in Film Direction from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His knack for storytelling began at an early age, and evolved through his passion for still photography.
He has directed more than 300 commercials around the world. Some of the international brands are BMW, Coca-Cola, Budweiser, and AT&T, are just a few. As an award-winning director, Arrioja has received global accolades for his commercials in Mexico, the US, Europe and Canada. He has been honored with ‘Best New Talent’ at the Canadian Marketing Awards. He has also been featured in “Mexican Leaders” magazine in the “Leading Image Creators” edition. He was a founding partner of Émigré Film in Mexico, and currently resides in Toronto, Canada.