Talent Guide

Roberto Gudino

  • Discipline:Cinematographer, Director
  • Program Year:Documentary Lab 2011, Project Involve 2011


Los Angeles-based documentarian Roberto Gudino has won numerous awards for his efforts in documentary filmmaking. His documentary about a coffee cooperative that helps alleviate illegal immigration, Just Coffee, was awarded the UA Centennial Achievement Award and has gone on to screen in numerous national and international festivals. His other documentary Below the Fold garnered him an Imagen Award nomination and the prestigious Directors Guild of America Jury Prize. Gudino was selected by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to shoot Burning the Midnight Oil, a documentary film commissioned as part of their ongoing “Storyteller Initiative.” Recently, Gudino commenced a fellowship with Film Independent’s prestigious “Project:Involve” diversity mentorship program and their inaugural Documentary Lab. He is currently developing, directing and co-producing, Above the Fold, a long-form documentary for television funded by Latino Public Broadcasting and a grant by Film Independent and LG Electronics.

Current Project



Above the Fold is a one-hour documentary about a group of young Latino journalists who responded to negative portrayals of Latinos in the Los Angeles Times by writing their own stories. They were vindicated in 1984 when they became the first Latino group to win the Pulitzer Prize. www.abovethefoldmovie.com www.robertogudino.com