Juan Urgell

Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico


Film director, editor and producer. He discovered his filmmaking passion after finishing his Economics and Business degree at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. He first worked on documentary projects through collaborations with NGOs, non-profits and international organizations in Mexico developing socially impact-driven media projects, to then develop his personal film projects. He has directed and produced institutional videos and shorts on many social issues. He has collaborated as producer at On the Road Media, a video production company that tells cinematic stories to drive social change. He has directed documentary portraits, ad campaigns and music videos with a character-driven approach. His documentary short “Lok'tavanej, Image Hunter” (2017), was premiered at the Mexico Documentary Film Festival DocsMX, and screened at the Miami Independent Film Festival in 2017. He is currently developing several documentary and fiction projects, including the documentary TV series “Painters of Light“, with which he participated in the Series Pitching forum of the International Documentary Festival DocMontevideo 2018, Uruguay. He has been awarded a grant from the Mexican Institute of Cinematography for the development of his first feature documentary “Ak’majel” (Fighter). With this project he also participated in the development workshop of DocsMX 2018 Festival.