Camila Zapiola was practically born on a film set during the advertising boom of the 80s. Her first role as an actress was at the age of two, and her career as a director began in her childhood, when she adapted children’s books into plays that her brothers and cousins would later perform to the rest of the family. In her adolescence she won several creative writing contests and her works were published in the anthology “New voices of the Hispanic world”. Finally, at the age of 18, she premiered the play “Metamorfosis Adolescente” which she wrote and Directed.
After an attempt to study literature, where she didn’t feel quite at home, Camila graduated in Buenos Aires in Film Direction, and in her eagerness to learn to direct actors more successfully, she went to the USA to study interpretation at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York, and ended up acting herself in several productions in various different theatres in the city.
Apart from her studies she started working as an assistant director at the age of 17 while still in school, and continued to do so until Grey gave her a first opportunity as a Commercial filmmaker with the spot “Amateurs” for Magistral. Since then she has directed in London, France, Germany, South Africa, Italy, the United States for brands such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Citroën, Sixt, Deutsche Bank, Apple Pay, P & G, Danone, T-Mobile and TED Talks among others.
Her work in advertising has been recognised with several awards, including Clios, Cannes Lions and the New Talent Award of the Argentine Creative Circle.