Born in Santiago, Chile, in 1965. Although he graduated in Economics, he gave up his profession, and went on to course filmmaking at the New York University in 1990. As early as 1994, he launched his first film, the short film Reunión de Família. Three years later, he filmed his first feature, Football Stories. Afterwards, he directed Loco Fever and Machuca (28th Mostra and 30th Mostra).