- Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016
- CULVER CITY, Calif.
Community Films has added director Albert Uria to its roster for representation in the U.S. Originally from Spain, Uria splits his time among Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Barcelona. He was earlier handled by Persuade in the American ad market. Uria continues to work in Europe and Mexico via his own production company, Garage Films.
Before learning the tools of the trade as a director, Uria studied at the Photography Institute of Barcelona. He went on to produce four short films and direct two of them, earning several awards including a nomination for the Spanish Academy Film Awards. Commercials quickly followed and he founded Garage Films in 2003. Since then, he has directed for brands such as Nike, Ikea, Ford, Nissan, Honda, X-Box, Motorola and VW, leading him to be a three-time Cannes Lions finalist and winning 10 advertising worldwide awards like FIAP/NY and Golden AMPE. His profound interest for the human condition led him to study at the Government School of Harvard and to direct his first award-winning documentary “NY Showcase.”
Uria joins a directorial lineup at Community Films which includes: Marius Crowne, Seth Gordon, Jared Hess, Michael Patrick Jann, Emil Möller, Matt Smukler, Pam Thomas, Clay Tweel, and Clay Williams.
Community EP/partner Lizzie Schwartz said, “Albert can tell stories visually, comedically, with and without dialogue, and he always connects with the viewer.”
Carl Swan, Community EP/partner, cited Uria’s automotive work, observing, “He creates worlds that are visually striking enough to show off a car’s beauty, while at the same time allowing space for the actors to breathe and for the stories to build.”