Sergio Gutiérrez Sánchez is a Spanish film director and screenwriter. Sánchez has written and directed his own screenplays for short films such as Temporada baja and 7337. Sánchez's first film script was for The Orphanage in 1996. Sánchez originally wanted to direct the script but he was repeatedly turned down by various Spanish production companies. While Sánchez was working on the short film 7337, he met with director Juan Antonio Bayona and offered him the script to direct.