Juan Carlos Lopez-Duran


Explorart Films was founded by Juan Carlos Lopez-Duran, a Vancouver-based Venezuelan filmmaker. His filmmaking career has always been framed by the merging of his two passions: cinema and mountaineering. He began his career in 1997 as casting director for the film “Una Vida y Dos Mandados” by Alberto Arvelo. In 1998 he co-founds Cinema Sur, a production company that rapidly became one of the most successful production houses in Latin America. With Cinema Sur, he produced multiple award winning features including “Una Casa con Vista al Mar” by Alberto Arvelo (2000), which won over 20 international awards; “Sangrador” by Leonardo Henriquez (1999); and the television series  “Los Últimos” (2000), which he co-directed with Aberto Arvelo. In 2002, Lopez-Duran left Cinema Sur to create Explorart Films, an adventure-based production company dedicated to exploring our human and natural diversity from a unique artistic perspective. He then focused on developing and directing a number of award winning feature documentaries including  “Más Allá de la Cumbre” (2008) y “Extremos” (2010). Currently, he is producing and directing the film series “Niños en la Cumbre”, and is developing  “White Song” his feature directorial debut which will soon be filmed in South America and Canada.

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