FERNANDO LEBRIJA      Director / Producer / Writer

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Fernando moved to Los Angeles where he did his MBA (Master’s Degree) at the American Film Institute, which is one of the most successful film programs in the World. He also took a Screenwriting postgraduate course at UCLA, a Summer Directing Course at USC, and then joined the Judith Weston workshops “Acting for Directors”.

Fernando has worked in the Film and TV business for more than 18 years producing/directing more than 30 different TV Shows for companies like MTV, Televisa Mexico, and Fox Sports. He directed many Music Videos Molotov, Mana, Tigres del Norte to name a few, and also directed commercials for international brands such as Mini-Cooper, Honda, Snapple, Tommy Hilfiger, and more.

In the feature film world AMAR A MORIR (Love till death), his feature film Directorial debut in 2010. The movie was screened at numerous festivals around the world ranging from Australia, New York, Chicago, LA, and Colombia among others. In 2010 he received various nominations and awards such as LAS DIOSAS DE PLATA (Mexican Golden Globes) where he won the Best New Director in addition to 7 nominations including Best Director. The film received others nominations in the CANACINE Awards (Industry awards) for Best Feature Film and Best Director among others. Fernando was also nominated for Best Director in the IMAGEN FOUNDATION AWARDS who recognizes the most respected Latin talent in the US. The movie was very successful in Mexico and has been having great sales all around the world. A great directorial debut.

Fernando second movie had a theatrical released on his first English-speaking movie SUNDOWN (Guatdefoc) in spring 2016, in the U.S. Mexico and Latin America, also it was released world wide by Netflix in April 2017. Sundown is a sexy and crazy romantic comedy, the cast includes: Teri Hatcher, Camilla Belle, Sara Paxton, John Michael Higgins, Jordi Molla, Devon Werkheiser, Hector Jimenez, Silverio Palacios and Sean Marquette.

His third film as a director is a Netflix Original movie called #REALITYHIGH (2017), which had it’s worldwide premier in Sep 2017 on Netflix and still doing amazingly well.  It has exceeded Netflix’ expectations on a worldwide basis and on all metrics - overall a big win. #RH is a Teen romantic comedy a la John Hughes, with actors like Kate Walsh, Keith Powers, Nesta Cooper, Alicia Sanz, Anne Winters, John Michael Higgins, Michael Provost and more.

Fernando is one of the few Mexican directors that was able to make the cross over to Hollywood. He currently works in both worlds (Mexico and Hollywood), depending on the project.

Fernando produced and wrote the documentary called THE DISCONECTION ERA (2018) that is on tour in festivals around the world as we speak and distributed by Videocine.

He’s also Executive Producer the sequel of the box office hit movie NO MANCHES FRIDA 2 (2019) for Pantelion (Lionsgate), starting: Martha Higareda, Omar Chaparro, Fernanda Carillo, Aaron Diaz and more, the movie is breaking box office records in the Spanish world, it made only in the U.S. $10MM USD in the box office and worldwide more than $20 MM USD and counting..

Fernando most recent work was as the main Director and Executive producer for the HIT series “EL JUEGO DE LAS LLAVES (The key game), a sexy dramedy about swingers, staring Latin stars such as Maite Perroni, Sebastian Zurita, Mari Mar Vega, Humberto Busto, Horacio Pancheri, Fabiola Campomanes, Hugo Catalan among others. The series is an Amazon Prime original in partnership with the streaming Pantaya (Pantelion), and was release worldwide August 16th, 2019. The series already WON best series of the year by GQ Mexico and Latin America. Plus Amazon just ordered season 2 and 3.

Fernando is a very driven and active writer-director, he can direct in any language, and also different Genres like Action, Drama, Comedy, Thrillers, Sci-Fi, Fantasy among others. He is currently developing his own projects and attached to others as a director. Very soon we’ll see his next movie, stay tuned.

FERNANDO LEBRIJA
CEO/FOUNDER
PABLO LEBRIJA
GOPERATION MANAGER/CO-PRODUCER
REGINA LEBRIJA
ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
MIGUEL TEJADA FLORES
CREATIVE PRODUCER/WRITER
JESUS MARTINEZ
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/LEGAL ADVISOR MEXICO AND LATIN AMERICA
HARRIS TULCHIN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/ LEGAL ADVISOR US AND REST OF THE WORLD
LEONARDO ZIMBRON
PRODUCER
Contacto

Fernando Lebrija:
flebrija@irreversiblecinema.com

Pablo Lebrija:
plebrija@irreversiblecinema.com

Regina Lebrija:
rlebrija@irreversiblecinema.com

Información: info@irreversiblecinema.com

Teléfono:
(52-33) 3685-2250