Cristo Fernández is an actor, director, producer and screenwriter born in the beautiful city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
He holds a degree in communications from the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA) in Guadalajara, Mexico and has a Master's degree in Acting from the Guildford School of Acting at the University of Surrey in England, UK. Cristo speaks fluent Spanish, English, German, French and Italian.
Being fluent in various languages, has allowed Cristo to work in projects in Mexico and abroad, both on stage and on screen.
In 2017, he started his film company “Espectro MX Films." Within this company he has released several films that have screened internationally in film festivals.
His most recent film as a producer, writer & actor is the feature film titled "No Translation Required / NTR". Based on his previous short film titled "TraducLations". NTR is a contemporary rom-com about "embracing other cultures, getting lost in translation, and identifying the borders of immigration, racism and the stresses that underly in any relationship involving visas."
The film is currently in the post-production stages and is also being pitched as a "Tv Series" concept.
Directed by Rafael Altamira, co-written with Kelsie McDonald, and produced by Espectro Mx Films, Guerrilla Video Rentals & Operóptima Audiovisual. It was filmed last December in Guadalajara, Mexico.
His most successful film to date is “Fuera de Serie" (2017), a project based on the real life story of Guillermo González Camarena, inventor of the color television. The film is in pre-production as a feature film and was winner of "Best Production and Best Short Film Direction" at the “Premios Latino 2018” awards ceremony in Marbella, Spain.
His film entitled “Çdo Çast / Every Moment" (2019), has won the awards for “Best Film & Best Photography” at the “Festival Internacional de Cine Ciudad Madero – FICCMA 2019.” This film began as a “script project” selected by the “Balkan's Gate International Film Festival,” and was later filmed in the Korça region, on Lake Prespa in Albania.
Also noteworthy are his acceptance of the "Clarence Derwent Award" for young artists by the "EQUITY UNION" in the United Kingdom (2016), and his work as a jury member of the "International Film Festival of Yécora" in Sonora (2019) & "International Festival of Cinema NEOSFest - International Meeting of Audiovisual Experimentation" (2019) in Puebla, Mexico.
Before becoming an actor, his professional career began as a soccer player. Since childhood Cristo was extremely passionate about sports but above all, Football. After playing for years, quickly climbing the divisions in Mexico, his professional football career really took off when he played in the youth reserve teams for “1.FC Köln” & “S.C. West Köln” Cologne, Germany. He later returned home and played within numerous teams in Mexico, but most notably the division 1 Football Team “Tecos U.A.G.” from Guadalajara. He was then picked up by the reserve team of “San Antonio Scorpions F.C.” in the USA and played 1st division at the football club of “Guayama F.C.” in Puerto Rico as well.
As of 2020 he returns to his first love, playing "Dani Rojas," a charismatic, good hearted, & talented footballer, on the Apple TV+ web television comedy series "Ted Lasso", starring Jason Sudeikis and produced by Bill Lawrence - DOOZER Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, directed by Zach Braff, Elliot Hegarty, Tom Marshall, Declan Lowney & MJ Delaney.
Cristo loves working internationally and learning from other cultures. Real life stories, that involve multicultural, bilingual and comedic elements, are his passion.