BIRTH UK signs iconic Director Augusto Giménez Zapiola

Augusto Giménez Zapiola

BIRTH UK has signed Augusto Giménez Zapiola, one of the most awarded commercials directors in the world. 

During his career, Zapiola has acted, directed and produced, and is the founder of Argentinacine, a leading Argentinian production company. 

Augusto Giménez Zapiola

As a director, he has won awards in national and international advertising festivals including Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, LIA, The One Show, D&AD and EL Sol among many others.

Zapiola is particularly noted as a dialogue-driven comedy director whose films affectionately affirm the absurdities of life. 

His latest comic spot The Community, shot for Rosa Paris through BIRTH, showcases Augusto’s brilliant use of humour while also seeding a serious message for eco brand Greenweez.

Zapiola is a graduate of the Institute of Cinematographic Arts in Buenos Aires where he picked up the advertising bug after studying theatre acting and
directing.

The multi-award winning director signed with BIRTH France in 2021 and said he is now looking forward to joining BIRTH UK: “I’m delighted to extend my relationship with Birth into the UK.

“I greatly admire British storytelling with its celebrated humour and intelligence, so can’t wait to start filming there.”

BIRTH UK EP Kate Elson said: “Augusto is indisputably one of the best directors around. He brings immeasurable knowledge and passion to every film he makes and we’re thrilled he’s joining us at Birth UK.”