Carlo Tonda is an award-winning Los Angeles-based filmmaker, originally from Guatemala. He has worked with numerous global brands, production companies and artists, including Netflix, HBO, Paramount Pictures, E! News, Coca-Cola, Facebook, Oculus Rift, Resident Evil, Snapchat and Lady Gaga. His credits span countless commercials, documentaries, music videos, short films, feature films and TV shows.
He has worked repeatedly with Goya winner (Spanish Academy Award) cinematographer Raquel Gallego (Black Widow, Iron Man 2), Emmy nominated director of photography Sion Michel (Memoirs of a Geisha, Collateral, Green Lantern), cinematographer Lisa Rinzler (Academy Award winning short Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone, If You're a Girl) and Emmy winners Greg Whiteley, Jonathan Nicholas and Chelsea Yarnell (Netflix's Last Chance U, Netflix's Cheer).
As a cinematographer, he’s best known for the film Aguanta, which won the award for Best Feature Film at the 2021 Marina Del Rey Film Festival, and was selected to screen at BraveMaker Film Fest, Sacramento International Film Festival and Youth Chicago Film Festival, among others. He also shot Bloom, a short starring Mexican star Sebastian Dante (Netflix's El Rey: Vicente Fernandez, Netflix's Who's a Good Boy). His accollades include the 2023 Silver Telly for his work in the commercial The Gift of Time for Hospital Non-Profit Adventist Health.
He wrote, directed and shot Cata, a short film that garnered several awards and was screened at festivals throughout the world, including the Festival Ícaro Centroamérica (the largest Academy Award-qualifying festival in the sub-continent), Buenos Aires International Film Festival, Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival, Sunscreen Film Festival West, #AmLatino Film Festival, etc.