Graduated in Social Communication at the Uruguay Catholic University, specializing in audiovisual narration. Nacho Álvarez started to work as an advertising still photographer while making fashion films for growing brands and design schools, filming at cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Buenos Aires and Madrid.
Once established as an ad films director, with a clear taste for aesthetics and fashion, his commercial Renuncio was awarded for Best Foreign Fashion Film at Mexico FFF and was selected at different festivals all over the world.
In 2020 he released in Spain his first feature film: Explota Explota, a musical film featuring the songs of Raffaella Carrà. This first work premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and was distributed by Universal Pictures, opening with 330 copies, being the third biggest after-lockdown release in Spain.