Brian Gutiérrez Aramayo has always possessed an innate attraction to the visual image. While growing up, paintings, photographs and films always felt like a familiar but distant memory to him. Later in life, Brian discovered that he did have deep ties to independent filmmaking. One of his relatives was an integral part of the Latin American Third Cinema and his father traveled the Western hemisphere in his youth, capturing the stark beauty of the working class and the stillness of nature with his medium-format photography and 8mm documentary footage.
Brian set out on his own filmmaking journey when he moved to Los Angeles in 2006 before returning to New York in 2010 with several feature scripts, a few award-winning short films and an MFA from Florida State University's Film Conservatory.
Currently, Brian freelances as a producer, editor and cinematographer. He also teaches university film classes and is producing several documentaries on Latinos and education.
Name: Brian Gutiérrez Aramayo
Lives in: Brooklyn, New York
Occupation: Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor and Script Consultant
Unique traits: fluent in Spanish, film professor & oral historian
Best of Florida, 15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival
Special Jury Award, Worldfest Houston
Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)