Pablo Casacuberta, born 1969, in Montevideo, Uruguay, is a filmmaker, writer and visual artist. He obtained a Master of Arts in Experimental Media during his residency in the UK. His visual work has been exhibited in New York, Venice, Barcelona and Montevideo.
Casacuberta started his career as a graphic designer, publishing illustrations, posters and book covers, and moving rapidly towards design for television, where his visual style received recognition and awards. He has received a Clio and was nominated for a Latin Grammy in the Best Video category. He was also a finalist for the international Sundance NHK prize. In October 2001, Boards Magazine selected him as one of the 10 emost promising new directors in advertising in the world. He has worked for MTV, Citibank, Nike, Volkswagen, Suzuki, McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Cadbury and Sky. His audiovisual work has been broadcasted in more than twenty countries. In 1998 he directed an experimental feature film, "Another George", shot in the UK with the collaboration of the Japanese director Yukihiko Goto. The film was later selected as part of "Britspotting", a festival in Berlin that showcases the best British independent films from emerging directors.
In 2006 he directed second unit scenes for "Children of Men", a feature film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. In 2010 he also worked as a second unit director for the celebrated Nike "Write History" spot, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu. In 2010 he directed a global campaign for MTVNHD, a new MTV channel in High Definition, and also a global campaign for the MTV Europe Music Awards. Also in 2010 he directed a Coca-Cola campaign for the Chinese market.
In 1990 he published his first fiction book, "Ahora le toca al elefante" (Now it's the elephant's turn), which was followed by "La parte de abajo de las cosas" (The underside of things) in 1992, "Esta máquina roja" (This red machine) in 1995, "El mar" (The sea) in 2000, "Una línea más o menos recta" (A more or less straight line) in 2001and "Aquí y ahora" (Here and now) in 2002. His publishing’s led him to receive the Uruguayan National Literature Prize in 1996. In 2007 he was selected by the Hay Festival as one of the 39 most promising Latin American writers under forty. His books have been published in Uruguay, México and Colombia. In March 2010 he published a new novel, "Escipión" (Scipio) in Madrid.
A comprehensive selection of his artistic work can be found at: www.pablocasacuberta.com