Carlos López Estrada (he/him) is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker from Mexico City. Carlos’s debut film, BLINDSPOTTING, premiered opening night at Sundance 2018 and was subsequently released by Lionsgate Entertainment. Carlos was nominated by the DGA for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film. His second film, SUMMERTIME, premiered opening night of Sundance 2020 and was released theatrically the following year. Peter Debruge from Variety called it “The most inspirational movie of the year.” Carlos’s third film, RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON was released by Disney in March of 2021 and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. His documentary film LIL NAS X: LONG LIVE MONTERO premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival and will be released on HBO in January.

On the TV side, Carlos directed an episode of FX and Marvel’s LEGION and is currently developing an original comedy show at FX in association with This American Life. He began his career directing music videos and has worked with musicians such as Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Blink 182, Thundercat and Flying Lotus, Katy Perry, Father John Misty, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Clipping. In 2012, he won a Latin Grammy for an animated music video he directed for Mexican artists Jesse & Joy.  He is currently writing/set to direct the reimagining of the beloved Japanese anime YOUR NAME for Paramount and Bad Robot.