Cristina Cretegny is a Spanish actress, writer, director and producer. After three years experimenting with acting, while being advised by her mentor John Strasberg, she moved to New York to study at the prestigious Uta Hagen’s School, the HB Studio. In Miami she studied at the Miami New World Schools of Arts- combining her artistic life with her work as a Creative in two of the best known worldwide multinational agencies, Ogilvy and Mather and Y&R, managing large accounts such as IBM, AT&T, Dell or Ericsson.
A thirteen-month trip around the world with 1,500 photographs taken and 30 articles published inspired her to explore the documentary world. Cristina co-produced and directed with Discovery Networks “Shamans and Healers”, a series of documentary films for which she travelled through Mexico, Guatemala and Peru. She also worked on “A Foot in Paradise” a series of films for Travel and Adventure Channel.
She wrote and directed her first fiction, the short film “Purple Memories”, selected at the Real to Reel film Festival in North Carolina, and she was then accepted to the prestigious film school FAMU in Prague. She transferred Transparent Productions to Barcelona where she produced “Refinery” selected by ARTE for THEMA, “Muzuzangabo” a documentary about Aids in Africa, and “Africa is a Woman’s Name” a documentary about the empowerment of African woman. Both documentaries were selected for national and international film festivals all around the world, such as the African Diaspora Film Festival of New York, Film De Femmes Creteil, Paris or The Third Annual African World Festival in LA, where she won numerous awards.
In 2022 she wrote and directed her first play “Anaïs y yo”, and decided to come back to the world of acting. She trained intensively with the most prestigious acting teachers such as Juan Codina, Cristina Alcazar, Michael Attenborough and Neil Laboute, for whom she performed in his play “Five Dates” at the Sala Becket. She has recently graduated from the Meisner Programme with Javier Galitó-Cava after two intensive years of studies. Cristina is currently working on the development of a TV series called “¿Pero qué haces mamá?”