International production company Stink Films welcomes award-winning director Camila Zapiola to its roster for commercials and advertising content representation in the US, Asia, Brazil, and Czech Republic. Camila is one of the top female comedy directors working today, a feat made all the more impressive by the rarity of female directors in the comedy space.
Camila Zapiola was practically born on a film set during the advertising boom of the 80s and began acting when she was a child. She attended the prestigious Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, where she graduated with a degree in Film Direction. She went on to study interpretation at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and graduated as an actress, an experience that informs her unique perspective in casting and directing talent.
Camila’s work is dark, funny, subversive, and surprising, rendering the absurdities of being human with affection and precision. She moves easily between dialogue-driven and visual comedy, creating work that is visually captivating. Whether dramatizing an open casket funeral where the deceased appears so youthful-looking she is mistaken for her grandson’s wife (for Olay), or a confident student causing a commotion during an exam he is already certain he’ll pass (for McDonald’s), Camila deftly pulls nuance from each performance and upends expectations at every turn.
Her commercial work has won nearly every international advertising award, including The One Show, Clios, and Cannes Lions. Recent standout projects include Olay, Baileys, Tesco, Mc Donalds, and Citroen. Camila also is the Free The Work ambassador of Argentina & Uruguay.
Says Stink founder Daniel Bergmann: “Camila is an extraordinary talent. She has a unique perspective in the comedy world and her gift for working with talent is something to behold. She challenges so many of the ad world’s tired assumptions about women and comedy. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with her.”
Says Camila: “I am thrilled to be joining Stink and becoming a part of their community of fellow filmmakers. Stink is superlative in every way, creatively as well as in terms of its global reach. I’m so happy to have them in my corner.”