Over his 20-year career, Hugo has worked extensively as a writer, director, producer and editor of documentaries, TV shows and music films. Prior to “The Jazz Ambassadors,” Hugo recently directed a 4-part tru-crime series for Sky Italy and the BBC, in which he unravelled one of the most complex DNA murder investigations ever undertaken. He won a Peabody Award in 2012 for “Land Rush” (one of 7 Why Poverty? films), about land grabbing in Africa. And he received the Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary Award in 2003 for “A Normal Life” about post-war Kosovo. Hugo is half-American, half-English and lives in London with his half-Italian family.