Born and raised in Spain, Carlos Baena came to the United States in 1994. He’s worked at Industrial Light & Magic and Pixar Animation Studios, on the highly successful Jurassic Park, Star Wars and Toy Story franchises as well as the films such as ‘Finding Nemo’, ‘The Incredibles’, ‘Cars’, ‘Ratatouille’ and ‘Wall-E’. For his work in the film ‘Cars’, Carlos received a 2007 Annie Award nomination. Carlos has directed the acclaimed short films ‘Play by Play’ (2011) and ‘La Noria’ (2018). ‘La Noria’, a Tribeca Film Festival nominated short film, won over a hundred awards including best animation at the 2020 Webby Awards. Carlos has directed animation and helped develop animation content at different studios, including David Fincher’s Animated Anthology “Love, Death & Robots” (2019). He currently lives in Los Angeles, California where he’s directing at Paramount Pictures.