Terán is a filmmaker and photographer using his attentive eye and humorous narration to direct more than 200 television commercials to date. His signature style is playful and young, spinning traditional brands into sexy marketing campaigns. His film projects are reflective of a contemporary Latin America, using personal history to contextualize colorful stories. Take the award winning short film, 1975, about a middle class boy growing up in Mexico in the seventies. Gael, the lead character, is full of willful exuberance, taking punches at life literally and metaphorically. While Terán's latest feature film, Blind Doberman is a racy thriller about swingers in Sao Paulo, Brazil. That project is also a collection of photographs shown in galleries through Mexico.
Place of Birth: Mexico City
Parents Place of Birth:: Mexico City
Occupation/ Aspiration: Film Director
Which neighborhood do you live in and why?
Polanco. It's very close to my office and the dojo.
How do you help make Mexico City a better place to live?
Share the best piece of advice you have been given.
More echo, less ego.
Where did you go to school? What did you study?
New York University, I studied film.
What was your first source of inspiration in your professional career?
Who is your favorite thinker?
Name your favorite book.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.
Name your favorite blog.
Name a Mexican you admire.
All of them.
Share a secret nook in DF and NY where you like to hide or escape to?
Donceles in Mexico City. In NY, the Bay on Grand Street, Brooklyn.
What do you think about the cross-cultural phenomenon between Mexico and New York?
New York in owned by Mexicans.
What vision do you have to develop this movement further?
Keep doing art. Art is what makes every single country powerful. It is called Soft Power.