Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz is a Chilean director, screenwriter and producer, Fulbright Scholarship Award recipient and winner of the 2020 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship. He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles, California and obtained a Bachelor of Social Communication and Audiovisual Directing from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. His award-winning work has been exhibited at dozens of film festivals around the world including the New York Film Festival, Stockholm International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival and SITGES Fantastic Film Festival. During 2020 he filmed in New York his debut feature, a psychological thriller entitled PUMPKINHOLE. He currently works as Creative Director at Pajareza Films, a Chilean audiovisual production company where he is developing feature films and TV series for the United States and Latin America.