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Standard Arts is an award-winning production company founded in 2003 by Carlos Puga.

Carlos was born in Santiago, Chile. He was raised in Miami, FL and studied at New York University.

In addition to having over 15 years’ experience directing and producing broadcast television, Carlos also directs and produces ads and branded content.

His films have screened at festivals all over the world, and he recently finished his first book (based on his new fatherhood).

He enjoys hanging with his wife and son (Meredith and Charlie), surfing with his dog (Toby), and riding motorcycles (sometimes also with Toby).

Also, he has never had a cup of coffee.

Scroll down for a list of some achievements.

 

 
 

EMMY Award

Carlos Puga was awarded a Daytime Emmy for producing MTV’s documentary series True Life, which he has Directed, Produced and Executive Produced for over 15 years.

 
 

 
 

SXSW Jury Award - Feature Film

“All That I Am” (written and directed by Carlos Puga) premiered at and was awarded a Jury Award at SXSW 2013.

 

 
 

SUNDANCE GRAND JURY NOMINEE - SHORT FILm

“Satan Since 2003” (written and directed by Carlos Puga) premiered at Sundance 2011 and was nominated for a Jury Award.

 

 
 

SXSW GRAND JURY NOMINEE - SHORT FILM

“Satan Since 2003” (written and directed by Carlos Puga) screened at SXSW 2011 and was nominated for a Jury Award.

 

 
 

NEW HAMPSHIRE FILM FESTIVAL GRAND JURY AWARD - feature film

 

“All That I Am” (written and directed by Carlos Puga) won the Grand Jury Award at the 2013 New Hampshire Film Festival.

Check out the acceptance speech on our fun page.

 
 
 
 

dances with films festival premiere - feature film

“Full-Dress” (written and directed by Carlos Puga) premiered at Dances With Films in June 2019.

Check out some press and reviews here.