Venezuelan born of Spanish descent, Carlos came to the US to study Architecture. After graduating from Architecture school, he attended the American Film Institute where he received a Masters in Cinematography. His thesis film, 'Last Breeze Of Summer', was nominated for an Academy Award and Carlos has had a long and varied career in film and television since.
Carlos started his directing career on 'The Brothers Garcia', the Imagen Award winning show for Nickelodeon. Since then, he has gone on to direct 'Unfabulous', Emma Roberts breakout show; the hit boy-band show 'Big Time Rush'; the Peabody Award winning series 'Switched at Birth'; and the DGA Award winning show '100 Things To Do Before High School’.
Most recently, Carlos was producing director on the HBO Max series 'The Garcías'. He also directed the screen adaptation of Matt Christopher's beloved book 'The Kid Who Only Hit Homers' for MiMo Studio, Cyma Zarghami's new production company, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video. Carlos was also producing director on the 3-hour Nickelodeon mini-series 'Lost in the West'. He has also directed two human-rights documentaries highlighting the plight of the Western Sahara people.
Carlos is a successful Director of Photography as well. His cinematography credits include the ABC show 'Grey's Anatomy' for Shonda Rhymes, Ryan Murphy's 'The New Normal' for NBC and 'From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series' from Robert Rodríguez. His latest show was Hulu/Freeform's critically acclaimed 'Everything's Gonna Be Okay' .
He has extensive international experience having worked on locations as diverse as Italy, Mexico, Spain, Romania, Argentina and Israel among others. He holds American, Spanish (EU) and Venezuelan citizenship.
Carlos is is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the International Cinematographers Guild and the Society of Venezuelan Cinematographers. In his spare time he also edits the opinion blog, ‘Dispatches From The Diaspora’.