Director Yolanda Centeno brings a fresh approach to advertising, film and music video projects. Perfectly at home with satire, heartfelt sincerity, and self defined “magical realism” that blends live action and special effects, she has a knack for getting the best performances from actors in both English and Spanish. This can be witnessed in her award winning film Zugzwang, her film Up and Down, and her upcoming commercials to be released for Orange in Europe. Her film festival achievements include top nominations for “Best Actor” and “Best Actress” (both child actors) in the 2014 Action on Film International Film Festival (USA) and inclusion in the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner.
In addition to directing, Centeno is an experienced screenwriter and advertising copywriter. Her copywriting credits include work for McCann Erickson and Ogilvy & Mather, with marketing campaigns for BMW Spain, Banco Santander, and Trident. She has trained in 360 degree integrated marketing strategies across all channels for international brands such as Movistar and ING. Yolanda holds an MFA in Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy and is currently pursuing her Phd. in Cross-platform Branded Content from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.