Joe Houlberg was born in Quito 1986. Studied filmmaking and philosophy at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Founder of the university shortfilm festival Amuestre that is actually one of the most important in his city. Some of his highlight shortfilms are “BEUEU” ( best Ecuadorian shortfilm in 2010 and participated in many international festivals) and “NIEBLA MUDA” ( honorable metion at the Festival de la Orquidea Cuenca). Today he is starting the distribution of his first feature film called “THIRST” ( winner of the National Cinema Funds of Ecuador for post-production).