Profiles

Here you will find the profiles of directors, producers, audiovisual producers, actors, technical staff, etc. That by their trajectory and recognition have a prominent place in the national cinema.

Director, Screenplay, Production

Mauricio Leiva-Cock

mauricio@fideliofilms.com

Mauricio Leiva-Cock was born in Bogota and is a founding member of Fidelio Films, an international producer twice awarded with the Student Academy Award. Graduated with honors from Columbia University's Master of Film in New York, with his projects as a writer and/or director he has participated in Toronto, Rome, Palm Springs, Zurich, Huelva, Sao Paulo, Morelia, Bafici and have been awarded in Annecy, Guadalajara, Biarritz, Malaga, Cartagena, the Tribeca Film Institute, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and the Fund for Film Development (FDC), among others.
 
In 2008, for his studies at Columbia he received a scholarship from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and a Colfuturo grant. While attending graduate school in New York City, he worked with Pitchfork Media, where he participated in the production of video clips for groups such as Sonic Youth, Grizzly Bear, Hot Chip, Jonsi of Sigur Ros and The National. He has participated in festivals and artistic residences worldwide such as the Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab, Tribeca All Access, Buenos Aires Talents, Morelia, Beijing, Biarritz, Sao Paulo, San Sebastian, and Huesca.
 
He is the creator, showrunner, and co-director of the first Movistar Play series produced in Colombia, Ruido Capital, which premiered at the Berlinale 2020 and was part of the Official Selection of the Seriencamp Festival in Munich. He is co-creator and head writer of Frontera verde (Netflix), consulting producer and writer for Longboard (AppleTV+); series created by Mark Boal (Oscar winner for The Hurt Locker) and Jason Horwitch (House of Cards, Rubicon) and led the writing of Falco (Amazon), an International Emmy Award-winning series. He was story editor and writer in the first season of Distrito Salvaje (Netflix) and participated in the writers' room of Tijuana (Netflix).
 
His Tenebris horror trilogy was awarded with Warner Media and Tribeca's Our Local is Global Grant and was selected for IFP's Episodic Lab & Film Week, Guadalajara's Pitchbox.tv, NALIP Media Summit and Fiction Connect. He is currently adapting the Mexican novel Persona normal by Benito Taibo, the Turkish-born cult novel Double's Dillemma by Murat Minds, a project that won Content London's Digital Pitch, and is developing Somos Monstruos for Gaumont.
 
As a mounter, he has worked on Chris Gude's documentary Mambo Cool, the short films The Portraits by Ivan Gaona (awarded in Locarno) and Perfidia by David Figueroa (Official Selection in San Sebastian), as well as in Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza's fictional feature film Candelaria, which was awarded the GdA Award in Venice Days.
 
As director, his first short film Clankety, Clank (2010) won the award for Best Colombian Short Film at the Bogota Film Festival, the Specialized Press Award at the Lebu International Film Festival, among others. His next short film, Café con leche (2011) won the ShotsTV / Numericable Award at the Festival in Biarritz, France; with the short documentary Tomada (2017) he was the beneficiary of the District Institute of Arts summons - IDARTES, and with Tsuki (2017) he was a beneficiary of the Colombian Film Fund (FDC).
 
His first feature film opera is La noche de la bestia received the Centro Ático Award at the International Producers' Meeting of the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI- (2017) and Work in progress at the Malaga Film Festival (2018). He has been part of the official selection of festivals such as the International Film Festival of Merida and Yucatan (2020), the Latin Screen Film Festival (2020), Ex-Ground Film Festival (2020), International Film Festival Guanajuato (2020), Gijón International Film Festival (2020), Tromso International Film Festival (2021), Saint Augustine Film Festival (2021), Toronto Next Wave, among others.

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