Juan Felipe Zuleta is an award-winning director based in New York City whose diverse body of work both celebrates and interrogates the contemporary immigrant experience through a genre-bending cinematic lens. After immigrating to the United States from Medellín as a teenager, Juan earned his first industry internship at the Paramount Pictures lot when he befriended a group of executives on his recreational futbol team. From that unpaid desk job, he went on to study at NYU Tisch School of the Arts (‘16) before becoming one of the youngest-ever in-house directors at VaynerMedia following graduation.
When not directing commercials for brands like Budweiser or directing music videos for multi-platinum artists like Russ (“Seduce” 2022), Juan works to reconcile the unique and divergent aspects of his identity by creating original films about outsiders. Juan’s first feature film Unidentified Objects premiered at the 2022 Inside Out Film Festival in Toronto. He is currently developing two more feature films: Spanish-language coming-of-age thriller We Were Born Dead and an untitled English-language sci-fi drama.