Dos Ex Maquina is the duo of Sebastian Leda and Francisco D’Amorim Lima. Both from Argentina, the two filmmakers currently live in Los Angeles. In 2010, they won a Golden Lion at Cannes with their commercials for the Argentina New Cinema Film Festival shot for Conill Advertising. With these films, and the subsequent campaigns, they were shortlisted at Cannes in 2011, they won two FIAP in 2010, three FIAP in 2011, a Gold at the Ojo de Ibero-america, and arrived as finalists at The Cup and the Festival del Sol. Thanks to this series of success they become the most acclaimed directors in the context of the Hispanic market in the United States for 2010 and 2011.