Sebastian Gutierrez

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Sebastian Gutierrez
Born (1974-09-10) September 10, 1974 (age 39)
Caracas, Venezuela
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, film producer
Years active 1998–present

Sebastian Gutierrez (born September 10, 1974) is a film director, screenwriter and film producer.[1] known for writing the screenplays to the films Gothika, Snakes On A Plane, The Eye and The Big Bounce, and writing and directing two independent female-driven ensemble comedies, Women In Trouble.

He won the Critics' Award at the Festival du Film Policier de Cognac for his directorial debut Judas Kiss.

Career[edit]

Gutiérrez wrote and directed one of the first motion pictures made expressly for internet distribution, the ensemble crime comedy Girl Walks Into a Bar, starring Carla Gugino, Rosario Dawson, Robert Forster, Danny DeVito, Josh Hartnett and Alexis Bledel, among others. Gutiérrez cowrote a song for the film, "Only Bad Can Come", with composer Grant Lee Phillips.

As a screenwriter, he has written Gothika, Snakes On A Plane, The Eye and The Big Bounce.

He has written and directed two independent female-driven ensemble comedies, Women In Trouble[2] and Elektra Luxx, revolving around a group of Los Angeles women. The two movies are part of a trilogy with the third movie already announced, Women In Ecstasy. Carla Gugino stars as the namesake character Elektra Luxx, a recently retired porn star trying to figure out how to lead a "normal" life, along with Connie Britton, Julianne Moore, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Simon Baker, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Adrianne Palicki.

Recurring actors[edit]

Gutierrez usually works with a revolving company of actors which include:

Personal life[edit]

As of 2011, Gutierrez was dating his collaborator, actress Carla Gugino.[3][4][5] Gugino stated in 2009 that they had no plans to marry, commenting, "[Marriage] isn't important for us. We like being boyfriend and girlfriend; there's something sexy and fun about that. We're very much about, 'There’s nothing holding us here other than our desire to be together.'"[3]

Filmography[edit]

As a director[edit]

As a screenwriter[edit]

As a producer[edit]

As an actor[edit]

  • Wedding Bell Blues (1996) as Gustavo
  • Toughguy (1995) as Eric Espinoza
  • The Upstairs Neighbor (1994) as Eric

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The New York Times". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Joe Leydon (2009-03-30). "Women in Trouble". Variety. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  3. ^ a b Bartolomeo, Joey (February 11, 2009). "Carla Gugino: The Most Beautiful People Laugh, Love and Have Great Sex". People.
  4. ^ Salto, Stephen (March 10, 2011). "Carla Gugino and Sebastian Gutierrez’s Life of 'Luxx'-ury". IFC.
  5. ^ Kirby, Brandon (September 28, 2012). "Carla Gugino, Kevin Connolly Attend Private Screening for 'Hotel Noir'". The Hollywood Reporter.

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