Raised both in Spain and in the US, Denise grew up bilingual in an American and European environment. At 16 she was writing and performing comedy sketches in dive bars around Madrid. (The legal drinking age back then). .After doing an M.A in Directing and Playwriting at Trinity College Dublin she moved to London where she immersed herself in filmmaking. She has written and directed a number of award winning short films, comedy TV pilots and TV commercials.
Denise Moreno was selected by HBO in the top twenty-five emerging directors for the semi-final round of the 2020 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship.
She's known for her emotive, comedic films, and for her ability to get strong performances from both actors and non-actors alike. One of her ambitions is to continue fighting for equality in the film industry, and she often works with a largely female led crew.
She strives to steer away from formulaic characters, in particular female ones.
Awards of brilliant filmmaking
1.4 Awards 2022
"Marengo" Music video. Nominated
1.4London Film Week 2021
"When it Rains, it Pours" Official Selection
HBO Access Semi-Finalist 2020
HBO Access Directing Fellowship
Harrogate Film Festival 2019
Short film "Sisters" Official Selection.
Saint Tropez Film Festival 2018
TV Pilot "Vultures" awarded BEST SERIES.
Premios Latino 2018
""Si"Sisters"short film directed and written by Denise Moreno was awarded "BEST DIRECTOR", "BEST SCRIPT" and "BEST ACTRESS"
Female Filmmakers Fuse L.A 2018
"Vultures" - Official Selection.
Women's Only Entertainment 2018
"Sisters" - Official Selection.
Film Strip International Film Fest 2018
"Vultures" - Official Selection .