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Overview (4)

Born in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Birth NameDavid Díaz Horcajo
Nickname Bonnascope
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Díaz Horcajo was born on May 28, 1986 in Madrid, Spain. He began his studies at the "Lycée Français of Madrid". At 10 he discovered his passion for cinema after watching Metropolis (1927). At 14 he wrote his first screenplay (a feature film starring his high school friends) and at 16 he made his first short film. In 2003 he went to the "Colegio Lourdes" when he began to study audiovisual communication and after that he got into the RTVE Institute between 2006 and 2008. There he wrote and directed Con la muerte en los tacones (2007) and Ridiculus Mortis: Solo la muerte se flipa 2 veces (2007), both awarded by the institute in 2007 with "Best 2 Days Short Film" and "Best Director" price. In 2010 he created with Juan Pérez the online cinema program Edición Especial Coleccionista (2010). Now he directs, writes, acts and edits his own projects.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: David Díaz

Trade Mark (3)

Frequently shot his films in 2,35:1.
He often casts friends for cameos roles and features clips of cast members in the ending credits when their name appears paying homage to one of his favorite directors: John Landis.
Impressions with high-pitched voices.

Trivia (16)

His favorite animated TV-series is The Real Ghostbusters (1986).
Some of his high school friends called him "The Spanish Jim Carrey".
He hates the "pan & scan".
He attended classes at the same high school as Andrea Hachuel (on the Lycée Français of Madrid), Gorka Moreno, Javier González Alonso and Elio Toffana (on the Colegio Lourdes). There he also met a young Blanca Suárez (known as Blanca Martínez then), whom he has also worked with.
He's a fan of Louis de Funès, Charles Chaplin, Jim Carrey, The Monty Python's and spoof films.
He's first school was the Lycée Français of Madrid.
His favorite film is Metropolis (1927), he first saw it at the age of 10.
He also speaks French and English.
He was one of the 3.257 directors who collaborated from the Internet in the Juan Cruz & José Corbacho's short called Universos (2009), starring Martiño Rivas & Blanca Suárez. He also participated in one of the "online castings".
He studied dubbing between 2005 and 2006.
Has his own YouTube Channel.
Between April and June 2008 he held an internship in "TVE Torrespaña" editing spots for films and programs for TV. Some of these film spots were shown on TV, among them: Fair Game (1995), The Rock (1996), Van Helsing (2004), Lost & Found (1999), El pollo, el pez y el cangrejo real (2008), The One (2001), Tom and Jerry Blast Off to Mars! (2005) and The Island (2005).
He studied direction in the I.O.R.T.V. School (Official Institut of Radio and Television) from 2006 to 2008.
He wrote his first short story at 14. It was a South Park (1997) episode called "The K Files" (spoofing The X-Files (1993) the story tells how the kids discovered why Kenny revived every single day). He showed it only to his friends.
In 2002 he made his first screenplay. It was an adventure/science-fiction/action/comedy story mixing The One (2001) and his school mates. He called it "The Door from the Corner" ("La puerta de la esquina" in Spanish). Later that same years he also shot his first short with 2 friends in 2 days. It was a spoof of Scream (1996).

Personal Quotes (1)

Even I as a little kid, when I saw a movie with black bars, the first thing I said was: "Hey, take off the black bars! I don't like them! I wanna see more picture!" and my grandfather said: "But son, there's no movie under them...!"

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