Antonio Belli One of the judges of “THE WORLD’S BEST” Mexico / TV & Film Director

Tuesday February 26, 2019

By: Sonia Bermejo   ALBERTO BELLI is an award winning director (DGA) born in Mexico. He is a computer science engineer turned director. Belli’s work has been recognized twice by the EMMYs foundation for best comedic short film. He won the Young Director Award at CANNES LIONS, and he is an alumni of the Sony TV Directors Program. His diverse body of work includes directing TV SPOTS for brands like Tide, Crest, Snickers, Pepsi, T-Mobile, BCBG MaxAzria, and Warner Bros Interactive. His YouTube VIRALS, with tens of MILLIONS of views, have been featured countless of times in the national and international press with rave reviews. His short films and music videos have been in competition at OSCAR QUALIFYING festivals such as SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Cannes, San Diego Latino FF, New Orleans FF, among many others. His latest projects include directing for the hit NETFLIX show “The House of Flowers” and his upcoming feature film “The Mexican Dream”.) MUIM: Can you tell me a little something about you, where you came from? How was your childhood? AB: I’m from Guadalajara, Mexico. I studied computer science engineering and then moved to LA to fulfill my childhood dream of becoming a director by getting my MFA (Masters in Film Academy) at USC. I had a really fun childhood. My Dad loves films and his passion was contagious — little did we know, I’ll be doing that full-time. It’s a tough business to break into, so I’m very fortunate to have very positive and encouraging parents and wife, so when things get though reminded of what it’s important. MUIM: How would you describe yourself? How did you get into film directing? AB: I’m a storyteller. I love making people laugh! I’ve focused most of my work that includes...... Read more on Full Issue!

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