He studied film at the London Polytechnic School and at the London Film School. He returned to Colombia in 1978, directed his first short films, worked as director of photography on several feature films and started working for television, first as an actor in different series and soap operas. Between 1981 and 1984 he was Director of Photography at Caracol Televisión, Colombiana de Televisión and Cempro TV. Between 1986 and 1989, with his company Producciones Fotograma, he produced and directed two films: Técnicas de duelo and La estrategia del caracol. In 1989 he joined Caracol Televisión, first as a director and later, from 1990, also as a producer and advisor for drama and documentaries. Among other projects, he directed the successful series Escalona and worked as a producer on the soap operas La mujer doble, El ultimo beso and Candela and the documentary series Genio y figura. Between 1998 and 2000 he took a break in his artistic career and stood as a candidate, and was elected to, the Colombian Congress. During his time as a representative, he was Vice-chair of the Chamber of Representatives. In the year 2000 death threats forced him to leave his seat and take refuge in Spain where, in 2001, he returned to work behind the camera with Televisión Española, as director of the mini-series Severo Ochoa, la conquista de un Nobel. In 2003 he produced and filmed Perder es cuestión de método, and between 2004 and 2008 he joined Grupo Ganga, the production company behind the successful series Cuéntame cómo pasó, where he worked as a director and producer. His last television project in Spain was the mini-series Adolfo Suárez, el Presidente, for Antena 3, which was broadcast in February 2010. Back in Colombia, in 2011-2012 he directed the major historical production, La Pola, for Canal RCN. After this, and also for Canal RCN, he filmed the historical series, set in 1948, Dr. Mata. In 2017 and 2018 he worked on the television projects, Garzón vive and Fugitiva, respectively.