Alvaro is a Colombian-Australian writer and director whose work has screened and received awards at multiple international festivals.
Some of Alvaro’s most noted works include DAYBREAK (Amanecer), a short film shot in Australia, supported by Australian actor producer Claudia Karvan, winner of 3 international awards, that screened in over 40 festivals and was named by Screen Junkies as “one of the 10 best independent short films of the 2000s”; short films PARKING LOT and THREE PARTS TO A HUG (Special Mention and Nominee, in consecutive years, for best latin short at Spain’s NotodoFilmFest); short film HOT LANDS (Tierra Caliente) a National Cultural Award nominee that screened in more that 30 festivals, where it received 3 awards; and music videos Furia for Vina Lynch, starring renowned Colombian actor Andres Parra, El Camino for Alfonso Espriella and Juegos for Los Makenzy.
Alvaro was also DOP of the short film 7:23, winner of the Grand Prix at the 2008 One Take Film Festival in Zagreb, Croatia. And for TV he wrote and directed the 20-episode music series Sound Street.
MUCH TO BE DONE, his most recent work, to be premiered in 2021, is the film adaptation of a short story found in Colombia’s National Literature Prize winner book Hunting Fireflies, by Colombian writer Carlos Franco.
Alvaro currently lives in Bogota, where he is developing his first feature drama film, HALF TURN. He has two projects in postproduction: feature documentary MOTHERLAND, a story that spans over a 10 year period and two countries, and AY HOMBRE, a drama miniseries that he also cocreated.