Alonso Mayo - Writer & Director
Alonso Mayo is a writer & director who navigates between fiction, documentary and web content. He has a special interest in exploring characters in the edges of society and an affinity for tonal extremes, be it the tender or the dark.
Alonso grew up traveling back and forth between Lima, Peru and Lawrence, Kansas. He studied Journalism & Film at the University of Lima, and after a few years of shooting corporate videos for mining and gas companies in remote areas of Peru, he wrote and directed “Silencio”, a short that landed him a spot in the directing program at the American Film Institute.
His AFI thesis film, “Wednesday Afternoon”, screened in over 25 festivals around the world and won the Student Academy Award. In 2008, he directed “Viva La Causa”, a documentary for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance Film Series, which was shortlisted for the Documentary Short Subject Academy Award. In 2010, he directed the unscripted web drama “Untitled Fiction Project” and in 2012 its follow up, the interactive thriller “Untitled Murder Project 2.0”.
In 2013, Gravitas Ventures released his first feature film, the comedy/drama “The Story of Luke”, starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green, Cary Elwes and Kristin Bauer. The film won over 20 top festival prizes including Best Film from the San Diego Film Festival, Irvine Film Festival and San Luis Obispo Film Festival, and Audience Awards from Bahamas International Film Festival and San Francisco IndieFest.
His latest feature film, the comedy “FIXED”, starring Andy Comeau, Courtney Henggeler, Nelson Franklin, Leonard Roberts and Alan Ruck, premiered at the 2017 Cinequest Film Festival and was released in February, 2018. Alonso teaches screenwriting at The New School's online program. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and sons.
2018 - Fixed - Feature Film (Writer, Director)
2014 - Murder Project - Webseries (Director)
2013 - The Story of Luke - Feature Film (Writer, Director)
2011 - Untitled Fiction Project - Webseries (Director)
2009 - Just Like Anyone - Documentary (Director)
2008 - Viva La Causa - Documentary (Director)
2007 - Stefan's Green Card - Short Film (Writer, Director)
2005 - Keeper of the Past - Short Film (Writer, Director)
2004 - Wednesday Afternoon - Short Film (Writer, Director)
2004 - Anyone - Short Film (Writer, Director)
2002 - Silencio - Short Film (Writer, Director)