b. 1985 Lima, Peru. 


I am a Peruvian-born and London-based

Filmmaker and Editor.


Available for local/international commissions. 

Email: jose@ugarte.me



Credit List

Editor - Mind Over Matter (2020), Short Film, Prod. Al Eales

Translator - The Stan Collymore Show (2018), RT UK

Editor - Sam Delaney’s News Thing (2016-18), edited over 100 episodes, Prod. Ben Rigden

Writer & Editor - ELOY (2017), Short Documentary, Dir. Harry Wollacott 

Editor - Voices of the Amazon (2017), Live Trailer, Dir. Pietra Mello Pittman

Editor - Peru Emergency Flood Explainer (2017), Peruvian Consulate London

Filmmaker - A Wave of Thoughts (2016), Poetry Film

Editor - A light in the Dark: Abortion in the DR (2016), Dir. Helena Martinez de Aspe

Director - ROBERT WUN AW16 (2016), Fashion Film, Prod. Robert Wun 

Editor - British & (2016), Factual Documentary, 12 episodes, Prod. Nargess Moballeghi

Videographer - ROBERT WUN SS15 (2015), Behind the Scenes, Prod. Robert Wun

Filmmaker - City of Prey (2015), Poetry Film

Script Supervisor - La Lucha Ngäbe (2015), Documentary, Dir. Gustavo Noriega

Director / Producer - Being Nelson Mandela (2014), Short Documentary

Filmmaker - Logged In (2009), Poetry Film

Selected Films, Screenings and Awards

A Wave of Thoughts 

Official selection, 5th International Video Poetry Festival, Athens, Greece. (2017)
Official selection, SINESTESIA 2017, Barcelona, Spain. (2017)
Official selection, Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival, Worcester, US (2017)


City of Prey

Winner, Best Film Poetry, So Limitless and Free Film Festival, Montrèal, Canada. (2017)

Official selection, Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival, Worcester, US. (2017)

Special Programme, East End Film Festival, London, UK. (2015)


2008 - 2010 BA, Film Studies, First Class Honours, London Metropolitan Uni., London, UK. 

2006 - 2007 BA, English and Theatre Arts, Melbourne, Australia.

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