His first feature film, Año uña which he directed, wrote and produced, was released in 2007. He also co-wrote the highly acclaimed 2013 film Gravity. The film was co-written and directed by his father.
His uncle Carlos Cuarón is also a writer and director. His first film credit is a cameo as a child in the film, Sólo Con Tu Pareja which was directed by his father in 1991.