Andrés Clariond Rangel was born in Monterrey in 1977. He has a BA in Law with a minor in Film Studies from the University of Monterrey. He also holds a masters degree in Cinematography from the University of Columbia, New York, with a major in film directing. He has directed several shorts, such as TENTACIONES (1999), QUIMERAS (2001), POR UN MATRIMONIO FELIZ (2003), PAREJOS (2005) and PEORIA (2010). HILDA (2014) was his first feature film. CLOSE QUARTERS (2019) is his most recent film.