Joshi Espinosa is a Cuban-American director and filmmaker known for his work in television, film, and commercials. He is best known for directing and producing the feature film "Cuba Libre" (2019), as well as the Netflix series "Narcos: Mexico" (2020) and the Amazon series "The Boys" (2020).
Espinosa was born in Havana, Cuba in 1984, and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 8 years old. He eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts, graduating in 2009. After college, he began working as a freelance director and cinematographer, and soon gained recognition for his work on music videos, commercials, and short films.
In 2017, Espinosa directed his first feature film, "Cuba Libre", a drama about a Cuban family struggling to survive after Fidel Castro's revolution. The film was praised by critics and became a hit at festivals, leading to Espinosa's selection as one of the Sundance Institute's 2017 Directing Lab Fellows. In the same year, he also won the Grand Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival for his short film "The Last Day".
Espinosa went on to direct and produce the Netflix series "Narcos: Mexico" in 2020, which was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. He also directed the Amazon series "The Boys" in the same year, and is currently working on the upcoming television series "Havana Heat".
Espinosa's work has been praised for its boldness and cinematic style, and his ability to tell stories that explore the human condition. His films and television shows often focus on themes of family, culture, and identity, and he has become known for his signature visual style, which combines documentary realism with aesthetic beauty.
Espinosa's work has earned him numerous awards and accolades, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, a nomination for the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, and recognition from the Sundance Institute. He continues to work in both film and television, and is currently developing several projects in the US and Latin America.