Roberto de la Puente

Roberto de la Puente

Director, Screenplay, Producer, Camera Supervisor, Animation


Roberto de la Puente is a Mexican director and cinematographer most renowned for his work on the acclaimed Netflix series Narcos: Mexico. Born in Mexico City in 1983, Roberto got his start in the film industry as a production assistant for several independent projects. After graduating from the University of Guadalajara with a degree in film studies, he began his career as a cinematographer for short films and documentaries. His work quickly earned him accolades and he soon began to direct his own projects.

In 2010, Roberto directed and co-wrote the feature film El Fondo del Mar, which earned him recognition from the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences. He went on to direct and produce several more acclaimed films. In 2015, he directed the documentary film El día que murió el Che, which received numerous awards in Mexico and abroad.

In 2018, Roberto was tapped to direct and produce the first season of the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico. The series was a major success, garnering critical acclaim and numerous awards. The success of the series led to Roberto’s selection to direct and produce the second season of the show.

Since then, Roberto has gone on to direct and produce several more projects, including the upcoming feature film Las Luchadoras and the Amazon Prime series El Cielo. He has also directed and produced music videos for several Latin American artists, including Juanes and Natalia Lafourcade.

As a director, Roberto is known for his unique style and his ability to tell stories that are both compelling and visually stunning. He has a keen eye for detail and is able to create beautiful and powerful visuals that help to bring his stories to life. His work has earned him numerous awards and accolades, and he has become one of the most respected directors in Mexico.