Louis Guerra was born and raised on Long Island. He discovered his love for storytelling and filmmaking when he was twelve years old. During his summers, while playing baseball for half the summer, he also enrolled in various television and film workshops, learning how to creatively tell stories on film.
He is the youngest of three, and has attended college at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. There he majored in Radio/TV/Film production and earned a minor in Creative Writing for the Media. While at NU, Louis served as an intern on the film, “Jacob’s Ladder,” and through that internship, he was offered his first job as a production assistant on the feature, “JFK.”
It was on this project that Louis learned the path to becoming an Assistant Director. Louis is currently the 1st Assistant Director on “Gotham,” a Fox series about the origins of Batman, Detective Gordon and all the villains that go with that story. He has also served as the 1st AD on the first three seasons on the Emmy Award winning “Homeland” for Showtime, as well as on the Emmy nominated “The Americans,” for the FX network.
Past credits also include “Ugly Betty.” “I Hate Valentine’s Day,” “Cold Case,” “25/8,” “Enchanted,” “The Pink Panther, Part Deux,” “Law and Order,” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.”
Louis participates as well in The Director’s Guild of America, and has served as the Chairman of the AD/UPM Council for five years and has been on the council for eleven. He has also been privileged to serve on the DGA Negotiating Committee in Los Angeles for four consecutive terms. Louis currently serves as an alternate on the National Board of the DGA.
In between film and television projects, Louis guest speaks and teaches at various institutions, discussing the role and performances of his job skills. He has spoken and/or taught at functions given by the Institute for International Research, NYU, Hofstra, MTV Networks, Chapman University Los Angeles, Long Island BOCES, and The Connecticut Film Industry Training Program.
He and his wife, Kristina, have been married for fourteen years and they are currently hoping to adopt a child. Louis still loves to play baseball, and does so competitively every Summer. Also, he enjoys exercise, kickboxing, snow and water skiing, the theater, travel, and writing. He also writes pilot scripts, and for fun, occasionally works as an actor and models part time on independent projects as well.