Carlos Olguin-Trelawny

Film director

1944 –


Who is Carlos Olguin-Trelawny?

Carlos Olguin-Trelawny is a film director and screenwriter.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He began courses on filmmaking at the ProDeo University in Rome. He also studied with masters such as Jean-Luc Godard in Paris. His first professional work was as second-assistant director to Academy Winner Russian director Sergei Bondarchuk for the 1970 film Waterloo. When he moved to New York, he studied screenwriting with Paul Schrader and acting with William Hickey at the Herbert Berghof Studio.

In 1974 he took two sabbatical years and journeyed to the Orient. He chronicled his life-changing experience in a book called "Mundos sin campanarios".

He returned to Argentina where he wrote scripts for television and worked as an assistant director in films. His opera prima, the 1988 film "A Dos Aguas," won a Special Mention at the prestigious 40th Locarno International Film Festival.

In 1991, Olguin-Trelawny moved to Los Angeles. There, he studied screenwriting at UCLA, directed shorts and documentaries, wrote for Telemundo/NBC and several screenplays and experimented with digital art.

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Dec 27, 1944
Buenos Aires
Lived in
  • Buenos Aires

on July 23, 2013


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