PAULA HUIDOBRO (Director of Photography) was born in Mexico City. She attended the London International Film School and later specialized in cinematography at The American Film Institute.
Her latest feature film Lisa Frankenstein, produced by Focus Features and written by Diablo Cody will be released in 2024.
She is currently in production on the new Netflix series called The Residence, created by Paul William Davis and Shondaland.
Coda, her second feature film collaboration with director Sian Heder, went on to win Best Motion Picture at the Academy Awards. The film was produced for Pathé International and Apple Original Films.
Paula’s 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 Oh Lucy (Cannes Film Festival Golden Camera Nominee, Critics Week Grand Prize Nominee, Independent Spirit Awards Nominee) .
Paula recently served as Cinematographer on the acclaimed mini-series Welcome to Chippendales for 20thTelevision and Hulu, as well as the much-anticipated mini-series Pam & Tommy for Annapurna Pictures and Hulu. She received an Emmy® nomination for her work on the critically-acclaimed HBO comedy Barry and an American Society of Cinematographers nomination for her work on the Apple+ series Physical. Other TV work includes Norman Lear’s pilot Guess Who Died, the FX pilot Lil Dicky for Jeff Schaffer, Jordan Peele’s series Weird City for YouTube Red, Insecure(season 3) for HBO, Little America for Apple TV and Fargo(season 4) for FX.
In 2018, Paula was named “Variety 10 Cinematographers to Watch,” and was asked to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the TV Academy. She is a member of the ICG and also the Mexican Society of Cinematographers.