Paula Huidobro was born in Mexico City. She attended the London International Film School and later on specialized in cinematography at The American Film Institute.
Her feature film debut as a cinematographer was “Gardens of the Night” directed by Damian Harris in 2008, which received a Golden Bear Nomination at the Berlin Film Festival.
She went on to shoot Paul Bettany’s directorial debut “Shelter” with Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie (Tiff Official Selection), “Tallulah” for Netflix (Jury Grand Prize Nominee Sundance Film Festival) and most recently “Oh Lucy” (Cannes Film Festival Golden Camera Nominee 2017, Critics Week Grand Prize Nominee 2017 and Independent Spirit Awards Nominee 2018).
Paula received an Emmy Nomination in 2018 for her work on co-creator/star Bill Hader’s dark hitman comedy “Barry” (HBO) and is currently shooting season 2.
In 2018 she made the list of Variety 10 Cinematographers to Watch and was asked to join the Motion Picture Academy and also the TV Academy. She is a member of the ICG and also the Mexican Society of Cinematographers.
Her most recent work in 2018 included the NBC pilot for Norman Lear “Guess Who Died”, FX “Lil Dicky” pilot for Jeff Schaffer, Jordan Peele’s series “Weird City” for You Tube Red and “Insecure” for HBO.