Our Team

Karolina Hernández Chaves

General Producer

Executive producer and production director at Dos Sentidos S.A., where she has developed the films «The Gazelle’s Dance» (Costa Rica – Mexico) and «Days of light» (first co-production of all Central American countries). She has produced television commercials, radio and film projects, and events such as international festivals and film workshops, including the Costa Rica International Film Festival «Paz con la Tierra» (2014). She has also developed different projects in independent film, distribution, outreach and education. In addition, she has participated in prestigious film festivals internationally. 

Currently, Karolina is the Coordinator of Audiovisual Production of the Communication and Marketing Office at the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) and Professor of Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication at the University of Costa Rica (UCR).

Iván Porras Meléndez

Director & Screenwriter

Director and screenwriter. Graduated as audiovisual producer in the Communication School at the University of Costa Rica and specialized as Master in Design and Direction of Television Formats of the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain in 2012.

His short films “Recuerdo Prestado” (2007) and “Como un Grito” (2011) have been selected in several festivals around the world as Biarritz and Havana.

Recently finished his first feature film as director “The Gazelle’s Dance” (2018), supported by the Ibermedia program, the Costa Rican Cinematography Center Fund and the Mexican Institute of Cinematography. It won the Argos Prize in the Coproduction Forum of Guadalajara 2016 and the Works in Progress 2016 Award at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. In its development stage the film was granted by the Berlinale 2014 Script Station Lab, Toulouse Cinéma en Développement and the Ibero-american Film Project Development and Screenwriting Residency in Madrid in 2015.

Mauro Borges Mora

Director, Screenwriter and Director's Assistant

At age 19, he entered the Film and Television career at Veritas University in San José, Costa Rica, where he graduated with an emphasis in direction in 2009. In 2014 he graduated from the Madrid Film Institute in screenwriting diplomas , direction and documentary.

He has worked as an assistant director in the films «The Last Commander» (2010, Costa Rica), «Princesas Rojas» (2012, Costa Rica) and «El Baile y el Salón» (2018, Costa Rica). In 2010, he launched “Arena”, 15-minute film (shot in 35 mm) and winner of the first prize “FUNDACINE Cinexpres”. He was also selected for the Short Film Corner, Festival de Cannes 2010. In 2012, he worked as an assistant director in the movie “Princesas Rojas” (Costa Rica), as a director, writer and producer of the television program “Thelma Darkins Entre Nos” (Channel 9 Costa Rica, 50 episodes) and co-wrote the short film “Carnada” (Costa Rica).

He has participated in international scriptwriting workshops, including the diploma of feature film writing from the University of Los Angeles, California (UCLA, 2012), as well as the course «Creation of the character», taught by the International School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (EICTV, 2010). In 2019 he premiered his first film as co-director and screenwriter, Days of Light (90-minute feature film), the first film co-produced by 6 Central American countries.

Rebeca Soto Cabezas

Production Assistant

Bachelor in Collective Communication Sciences with a minor in audiovisual production and journalism from the University of Costa Rica. 

Production coordination assistant at Don Sentidos, specifically in the feature films «El Baile de la Gacela» (Costa Rica – Mexico) and «Dias de Luz» (first co-production of all Central American countries). 

As a student, she was the producer of the short film «Dos Ruedas», selected as part of the Shnit Costa Rica Short Film Festival and the Dirigo International Student Festival in Bristol, UK. She also worked as a production designer in the TDMás web series «A Media Noche». 

Outside the audiovisual field, she also labours as a professional in digital strategic communications and journalism. 

She collaborates and was the general editor of the feminist digital magazine «Vacío».

EMAIL

karolina@2sentidos.com

CEL:

(+54) 9 11 4096-3467 (Argentina)

WHATSAPP

(+506) 8735-1532 (Costa Rica)

ADDRESS

Sabanilla, San José, Costa Rica