Sebastián Gutiérrez (born September 10, 1974) is a Venezuelan film director, screenwriter and film producer. He won the Critics' Award at the Festival du Film Policier de Cognac for his directorial debut Judas Kiss.
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 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.
Gutierrez usually works with a revolving company of actors which include:
- Carla Gugino, who plays the lead in many of Gutierrez's films (Judas Kiss, She Creature, Women In Trouble, Elektra Luxx, Girl Walks Into a Bar, Hotel Noir)
- Robert Forster plays roles in Rise: Blood Hunter, Girl Walks Into a Bar, Hotel Noir
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt has roles in Women In Trouble, Elektra Luxx
- Simon Baker stars in Judas Kiss, Women In Trouble
- Danny DeVito stars in Girl Walks Into a Bar, Hotel Noir'.
- Gil Bellows plays roles in Judas Kiss, She Creature, Girl Walks Into a Bar
- Emmanuelle Chriqui stars in Women In Trouble, Elektra Luxx, Girl Walks Into a Bar
- Rosario Dawson stars in Girl Walks Into a Bar, Hotel Noir
- Rufus Sewell stars in She Creature, Hotel Noir
Filmography as a director
Filmography as a screenwriter
Filmography as a producer
- Girl Walks Into a Bar (2010)
- Elektra Luxx (2010)
- Women in Trouble (2009)
- Master of None (2009)
Filmography as an actor
- Wedding Bell Blues (1996) as Gustavo
- Toughguy (1995) as Eric Espinoza
- The Upstairs Neighbor (1994)
Awards & Nominations