Juan Paulo Laserna is an award winning Colombian director, producer and screenwriter.

He attained his BFA with honors from the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he also won awards for best directing, editing and film for his feature film Las Malas Lenguas.

He attained his MFA with honors from the Film Program at Columbia University, with concentration on TV Writing and Film Directing.

His stories utilize magical realism and dark humor to develop contemporary dramas and crime narratives related to immigration.

He was awarded the Sloan Screenplay Competition award for his story on the indigenous rehabilitation of the land during the war in Colombia, as well as the KOB mentorship grant for his thesis film, Not My Name.

He's currently working on the Netflix series 'One Hundred Years of Solitude', as well as continuing to develop his own narrative work.