Carla Dauden is a Brazilian film and commercial director with a portfolio that includes work for some of the world's most recognizable brands, such as Google, Microsoft, Disney, Amazon, Target, Mercedes, and Facebook. Her award-winning campaign for Disney's Team of Heroes earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 2019. Carla's talent was further recognized in 2018, when she was chosen for NALIP's Latino Lens Incubator for her short film, "The Jump," which was later released by PBS. Her co-directed short documentary, "The Discarded: A Tale of Two Rios," won the Best Short award at the American Conservation Film Festival in 2016. In 2021, Carla completed her documentary feature "The Hosts," which premiered at the 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival and at the 45th São Paulo International Film Festival (Mostra SP) in Brazil. She was also selected by the Disney/ABC Directing program in 2021 and since then she has directed two episodes for Freeform/Hulu's highly acclaimed TV show "Good Trouble."
Today, Carla lives in LA, where she continues to pursue her passion for storytelling. When she's not directing, Carla can often be found engaging in the challenge of getting people to pronounce the name of her home island phonetically: flaw·ree·uh·naa·puh·luhs.