Irene is an award winner Mexican-born director now based in London. She enjoys directing stories which have a heart and touch on social causes, hoping to challenge audience’s perspectives.
In Film and TV she recently shadowed director Isabelle Sieb (Vigil) in her acclaimed Amazon show “The Devil’s hour” starring Peter Capaldi.
Her documentary Laji’in: Birds Without Homeland won Best Film at Thunderdance Film Festival and was selected for the BAFTA-qualifying Underwire Film Festival and Oaxaca International Film Festival.
Previous work include Never Ending (winner at the
Bucharest International Dance Film Festival), Queztal (a UK, Mexico and Romanian co-production shot in the Mexican jungle which won “Best Film” at Les Femmes Underground Film Festival and Official Selection at Holly Shorts Film Festival), Lockdown and Our
She also has been a finalist in the Midsomer Murders Directors U.K. scheme, the Shiny New Directors Showcase, and the Channel 4 4Stories scheme.
In advertising and commercials, she has experience directing global campaigns for adidas with international athletes and talent such as Jenna Ortega, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Garbiñe Muguruza.
She most recently went to Guatemala to direct a film that celebrates the women working with the Rainforest Alliance and also travelled to Mexico to do a documentary series about the drag scene.
She has also directed the campaign for the Global Goals presented at the UN in collaboration with Richard Curtis
As well as being featured in Badass.Gal, a project by the Young Creative Council to celebrate young female creatives.
She is currently in active development for her debut feature based on the novel "Staying On" by C.M. Taylor, written by Craig Taylor and John Lutz.