Diego Pernía | Director

Diego is an award-winning filmmaker.
He's also a live show creative director and photographer.
Born in Argentina, established in Atlanta, Georgia.
Besides his studies as a film director, he has studied, among others, with Eiko Ishioka, a celebrated Japanese set and costume designer of major films and theatre plays productions such as Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola), The Cell (Tarsem Danwar) or the opera Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner.
Also, he studied storytelling and screenwriting with Robert McKee, Guillermo Arriaga, Syd Field and John Truby, masters of many of the greatest writers of today's industry,
Diego is constantly developing his extensive experience in several markets around the world, emphasizing on merging live action and photo-realistic CGI elements with a cinematic storytelling style.
He works with brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Mazda, Peugeot, Samsung Russia (official campaign for Sochi Olympic games), Nissan (including Nissan Ginza, Tokyo, and the award-winning "5th element" Nissan Altima), SKY, General Motors Company. Award-winning Canary Islands National Tourism, Toyota, Televisa (who celebrated the historical world-wide Award-wiining campaign "Stars of the Bicentennial") Sony, HSBC, Telcel, AXN, Nestlé, Axe (for whom he directed several episodes and designed the concept for Fox’s TV series "City Hunters" golden winner at the "Eye of Iberoamerica" among numerous awards) Nec, City Bank, Fox Italy and Animax among others.
His last campaign for Enterprise/Cirque Du Soleil/Sir Rosevelt received Gold at the last ADDY awards in the US.
He directed and produced TV shows for Discovery Channel, People and Arts, BBC London, MTV, E! Entertainment and Nickelodeon.
He creatively directed Sir Rosevelt’s (together with Cirque Du Soleil) and Zac Brown Band's live shows tours around the US, England, and Australia; also photographing their album covers and directed their advertising campaigns.

"I believe in working together, in the sensitivity and contribution of each artist within a creative group, understanding and turning on the light of my partners, enhancing them.
From the knowledge, study, and experience (empirical knowledge) creating a space, a time, to manifest that which must happen.
For advertising work, my goal is to fulfill an idea, understanding its essence and the interests of all people involved, running it with passion and commitment to achieve its utmost possibility"

On these days, he's writing his own content for his next feature films.

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