Mauro Mueller is a Swiss-Mexican narrative filmmaker with a M.F.A. in Film from Columbia University in New York. His short film “Un mundo para Raúl" (A World for Raúl) won a Student Academy Award–Oscar® in 2013 and many other prizes at festivals such as Aspen Shortsfest and New York Shortsfest.
Mauro’s films have screened at various festivals including Singapore, Morelia, Huesca, Guanajuato, Palm Springs, Brooklyn, Aspen, Zurich, Slamdance and have won twice the CINE Golden Eagle Award, the Big Beach Best directing award, the IFP Audience Award, and the CINE Special Jury Award.
His short film "Fingerspiel" (Fingerplay) has been screened at Aspen Shortsfest, Morelia International Film Festival, and won best actor for Burak Yigit at Shorts Mexico 2015 and best actress for Sabine Vitua at Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival.
Mauro is a recipient of the IFP Marcie Bloom Fellowship and he was part of the Masterclass Atelier Paris-Ludwigsburg, a post- graduate program, which is tailored around European co-production/distribution at La Fémis Film School in Paris.
He was a participant at the Script Station at the Berlinale Talent Campus, the Guadalajara Talent Campus, at the Zurich Master Class (2012, 2013, 2016), and in ScriptConnect in NYC as well as in Los Angeles.
He was a Cine Qua Non Lab participant in 2013, an Academic Coordinator for the same lab in 2014 and a Rotterdam Producer's Lab Participant in 2016.
This year, Mauro got awarded the prestigious Mexican National Fund for the Arts and Culture (FONCA) Jóvenes Creadores grant. He was a creative assistant to director Mark Raso on "Kodachrome" (Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen).
Mauro has produced the feature film “Copenhagen” starring Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones), Frederike Dahl Hansen, Baard Owe and Mille Dinesen in Denmark. It won various awards including the Audience Award at Slamdance 2014, Grand Jury Award Florida Film Festival and premiered in Mexico at the Guadalajara Film Festival in 2015. It had a theatrical release in the US, Canada, and Colombia and has been sold to over 90 countries while also being an indie hit on netflix.
Mauro further produced the omnibus feature film "A Quintet" (world premiere at Sarajevo Film Festival 2014), "In Times of Rain", currently in post-production, and co-produced the hybrid feature documentary "B" (in production).
As a director, he is in development of the feature film "A Few Days in the Sun" which is produced by Doro Bachrach (Dirty Dancing) and Leslie Holleran (Chocolat, Hanna).
Mauro is co-owner of the creative collective and production company Fidelio Films, founded by David Figueroa García, Mark Raso, Mauro Mueller and Mauricio Leiva-Cock in 2010. They met at Columbia University’s Film School’s Master Program and decided producing each other's work. The company has set up offices in L.A, Mexico City, and Zurich (together with Björn Hering). Fidelio has produced three feature films: "Copenhagen", "In Times of Rain", and "B" and a number of acclaimed short films, winning twice in a row in the Student Academy Awards with "Under" in 2012 and "Un mundo para Raúl" in 2013.
Fidelio's upcoming slate include “Aquí vivió y murió Espiritu Perdomo” (The Life and Death of Espíritu Perdomo) directed by Mauricio Leiva Cock which has won various development awards including best project at FLICC - Latin American Audiovisual Market, the Proimagenes/FDC Script Development Grant, and the Tribeca Film Institue Latin America Media Arts Fund as well as Mauro's directorial debut "A Few Days in the Sun".
Trailer Un mundo para Raúl
Student Academy Award acceptance speech