Issa López is a Mexican film director, writer, and producer. Eleven Spanish language features have been produced from her scripts, four of them directed by herself. She has won several literary awards, including the National Novel Award granted by Mexico's Institute of Fine Arts and Literature, in 2007.
In 2017, Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven in Spanish) premiered at Fantastic Fest, in Austin Texas. Written and directed by López, the film received the Best Horror Director Award, and went on to collect fifty-one awards in film festivals around the world, three Diosas de Plata (the Mexican equivalent of the Golden Globes), including Best Picture and Best Director, and received 10 nominations for the Ariel, (the Mexican Film Academy Award), of which it won two. The film earned multiple positive reviews by major trades and critics, and a "Certified Fresh" rating of 97% in Rotten Tomatoes.
Currently, López is developing projects with Guillermo Del Toro, Noah Hawley, and Jason Blum.