Pepe Ávila del Pino

Coming from a philosophy and communication background, Pepe started his career as a narrative and commercial director in Mexico.

He then joined the NYU’s grad film program where he started exploring cinematography and shooting short films, commercials and music videos. In 2012 he received the Volker Bahnemann Award for Cinematography from ARRI-CSC and he shot the feature film Black Dog, Red Dog, starring Chloe Sevigny and Olivia Wilde. In 2015 he lensed the first season of Cinemax’s new series Quarry, a drama set in the Memphis of the 70’s with Logan Marshall-Green; and he also shot the HBO pilot for David Simon’s new show The Deuce, directed by Michelle McLaren, with James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. And by shooting the first two episodes, Pepe was also responsible of setting the look for the Netflix TV series Ozark, directed by Jason Bateman.

His most recent project is the TV pilot for Impulse directed by Doug Liman.

As a director, Pepe has been shooting for brands like Pepsi, Cinemex, Campbells, Jumex and Armani. His spot ELLA for Armani received the AICP award in 2015 and is now part of the permanent collection at the of the Film Department at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).