(Lima, 1967) He grew up in Arequipa, his parents’ city. He studied Film Direction at the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB) in Berlin, where he attended screenwriting masterclasses with Jesús Díaz and was a student of the Hungarian film director Béla Tarr. He studied montage classes with a former colleague of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Juliane Lorenz. Since 1992 he has been working as a film and television editor, screenwriter and producer. After living for 20 years in Germany and working as an editor and writer for the German television channel, Deutsche Welle, in 2004 he returned to Arequipa, where two years later he founded the production company Vía Expresa − Cine y Video. He has made over 15 short films, including El resabio de la muerte (1992), El aliento de las piedras (1996, First Prize at the Valencia Young Filmmakers’ Film Festival) and Retrato de un amante cansado (1997, Honourable Mention at the Berlin International Film Festival); as well as the feature films Y si te vi, no me acuerdo (2001, Audience’s Award at the Cero Latitud Festival in Quito), Ana de los ángeles (2012) and Encadenados (2014, winner of the prize for Best Peruvian Film at the Ayacucho International Film Festival).