Writer/Director Diego Velasco was born in the states but raised in Caracas, Venezuela. His first feature La Hora Cero (The Zero Hour) broke all Venezuelan box office records, making it the highest grossing Venezuelan film of all time. It has won over 35 awards in festivals around the globe, and The Lincoln Center's Film Comment Magazine calls it "rare and special: an intelligent, finely constructed and wonderfully acted feature with a subversive message and a sting in the tail." The film secured distribution in the US and Latin America and most recently was acquired by Campanario Entertainment for an exclusive Mexican remake.
In November of 2011, Velasco was featured as one the Ten Mover and Reshapers of Latin American Cinema by Variety Magazine. Most recently he directed his first US project: Cybergeddon, an action/thriller about hacking and computer crimes from CSI creator Anthony Zuicker. True to it's cyber nature, the film, which stars Missy Peregrym and Olivier Martinez, had a day and date release in more than twenty five countries via Yahoo! as part of their new digital content platform.
Velasco is currently working on his next feature, The Whistler, a thriller based on the Venezuelan legend of the same name and is currently set to direct "VICTIM321" written by Mike McGrale for Millenium Films.