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Sebastian Gutiérrez (born September 10, 1974) is a Venezuelan film director, screenwriter and film producer.[1] He wrote the screenplays to the films Gothika, Snakes on a Plane, The Eye and The Big Bounce, and wrote and directed two independent ensemble comedies, Women in Trouble and Elektra Luxx.

Sebastian Gutiérrez
Born (1974-09-10) September 10, 1974 (age 44)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, film producer
Years active1998–present
Partner(s)Carla Gugino (2005-present)

In addition, he created the Cinemax series Jett and wrote, directed as well as executive produced all of its episodes.

Gutiérrez has also won the Critics' Award at the Festival du Film Policier de Cognac for his directorial debut Judas Kiss.



Gutiérrez wrote and directed one of the first motion pictures made expressly for internet distribution, the ensemble crime comedy Girl Walks into a Bar, starring Carla Gugino, Rosario Dawson, Robert Forster, Danny DeVito, Josh Hartnett and Alexis Bledel, among others. Gutiérrez cowrote a song for the film, "Only Bad Can Come", with composer Grant Lee Phillips.

As a screenwriter, he has written Gothika, Snakes on a Plane, The Eye, The Big Bounce and Hotel Noir.

He has written and directed two independent female-driven ensemble comedies, Women in Trouble[2] and Elektra Luxx, revolving around a group of Los Angeles women. The two movies are part of a trilogy with the third movie already announced, Women In Ecstasy. Carla Gugino stars as the namesake character Elektra Luxx, a recently retired porn star trying to figure out how to lead a "normal" life, along with Connie Britton, Julianne Moore, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Simon Baker, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Adrianne Palicki.

He is also the creator of the Cinemax crime drama TV series Jett, as well as the writer, director and executive producer of all of its episodes, which debuted in 2019 and stars Carla Gugino as the title character, a skilled ex-professional thief named Daisy "Jett" Kowalski.

Recurring actorsEdit

Gutiérrez usually works with a revolving company of actors which include:

Personal lifeEdit

As of 1996, Gutiérrez has been dating his collaborator, actress Carla Gugino.[3][4][5] Gugino stated in 2009 that they had no plans to marry, commenting, "Marriage isn't important for us. We like being boyfriend and girlfriend; there's something sexy and fun about that. We're very much about, 'There’s nothing holding us here other than our desire to be together.'"[3]


As a directorEdit

As a screenwriterEdit

As a producerEdit

As an actorEdit

  • Wedding Bell Blues (1996) as Gustavo
  • Toughguy (1995) as Eric Espinoza
  • The Upstairs Neighbor (1994) as Eric

Awards and nominationsEdit


  1. ^ "The New York Times". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Joe Leydon (2009-03-30). "Women in Trouble". Variety. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
  3. ^ a b Bartolomeo, Joey (February 11, 2009). "Carla Gugino: The Most Beautiful People Laugh, Love and Have Great Sex". People.
  4. ^ Salto, Stephen (March 10, 2011). "Carla Gugino and Sebastian Gutierrez’s Life of 'Luxx'-ury". IFC.
  5. ^ Kirby, Brandon (September 28, 2012). "Carla Gugino, Kevin Connolly Attend Private Screening for 'Hotel Noir'". The Hollywood Reporter.

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