Spanish directors, producers, writers

by alexgg97 | created - 08 Mar 2015 | updated - 26 Dec 2016 | Public

1. Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Director | Antidisturbios

Rodrigo Sorogoyen is a director and writer, known for Antidisturbios (2020), Stockholm (2013) and May God Save Us (2016). He has been married to Marta Nieto since 2008. They have one child.

2. Isabel Peña

Writer | Antidisturbios

Isabel Peña is a writer and producer, known for Antidisturbios (2020), May God Save Us (2016) and The Candidate (2018).

3. Manuel Martín Cuenca

Director | Caníbal

Manuel Martín Cuenca was born on November 30, 1964 in Almería, Almería, Andalucía, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Cannibal (2013), The Daughter (2021) and The Motive (2017).

4. Alejandro Hernández

Writer | Caníbal

Alejandro Hernández was born in 1970 in Havana, Cuba. He is a writer and producer, known for Cannibal (2013), The Daughter (2021) and The Motive (2017).

5. Rodrigo Cortés

Editor | Buried

Rodrigo Cortés was born in 1973 in Pazos Hermos, Ourense, Galicia, Spain as Rodrigo Cortés Giráldez. He is an editor and director, known for Buried (2010), Love Gets a Room (2021) and Red Lights (2012).

6. Fernando Franco

Director | La herida

Fernando Franco is an editor and director, known for Wounded (2013), Morir (2017) and Mensajes de voz (2007).

7. Javier Ruiz Caldera

Director | Anacleto: Agente secreto

Javier Ruiz Caldera was born in 1976 in Viladecans, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a director and editor, known for Spy Time (2015), Ghost Graduation (2012) and Treitum (2001).

10. Álex de la Iglesia

Director | El bar

Álex de la Iglesia is a Spanish cult director, author of The Day of the Beast (1995) and Mutant Action (1993), which have their own very strong but small followings, and Perdita Durango (1997), which will go down in history as probably the weirdest Javier Bardem film he ever made (it was released ...

11. Jorge Guerricaechevarría

Writer | Celda 211

Jorge Guerricaechevarría was born as Jorge Guerrica Echevarría. He is a writer and producer, known for Celda 211 (2009), The Oxford Murders (2008) and The Day of the Beast (1995).

12. Daniel Sánchez Arévalo

Writer | Azuloscurocasinegro

Daniel Sánchez Arévalo was born on June 24, 1970 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. He is a writer and director, known for Dark Blue Almost Black (2006), Fat People (2009) and Traumalogía (2007).

13. Mariano Barroso

Director | Todas las mujeres

Mariano Barroso was born on December 26, 1959 in San Just Desvern, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Todas las mujeres (2013), My Soul Brother (1994) and Los lobos de Washington (1999).

14. David Trueba

Director | La buena vida

David Trueba was born on September 10, 1969 in Madrid, Spain as David Rodríguez Trueba. He is a director and writer, known for The Good Life (1996), Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (2013) and Soldiers of Salamina (2003).

15. Isabel Coixet

Director | The Secret Life of Words

Isabel Coixet was born on April 9, 1960 in Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Isabel Coixet Castillo. She is a director and writer, known for The Secret Life of Words (2005), My Life Without Me (2003) and The Bookshop (2017).

17. Pedro Almodóvar

Writer | Hable con ella

The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study ...

18. Santiago Zannou

Director | Alacrán enamorado

Santiago Zannou is a director and writer, known for Scorpion in Love (2013), The One-Handed Trick (2008) and Vernon Walks (2016).

19. Alberto Rodríguez

Writer | La isla mínima

Alberto Rodríguez was born on May 11, 1971 in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain as Alberto Rodríguez Librero. He is a writer and director, known for Marshland (2014), Unit 7 (2012) and Smoke & Mirrors (2016).

20. Rafael Cobos

Writer | La isla mínima

Rafael Cobos is a Spanish screenwriter of cinema and television. He studied Audiovisual Communication and Stage Direction.

He has written many different theatrical texts that have been performed in Spain, winning several national awards. In 2015, he won the Goya Award for the best original ...

21. Carlos Marques-Marcet

Editor | Els dies que vindran

Carlos Marques-Marcet is an editor and director, known for The Days to Come (2019), 10.000 Km (2014) and Anchor and Hope (2017).

23. Jaime Rosales

Director | La soledad

Jaime Rosales is not the run-of-the-mill kind of filmmaker. Always trying to find new ways of expressing his art and his technique, he may disconcert those who, having seen one of his films, think he can be classified in one category or another. Unfortunately for them, but luckily for those who are...

24. Carlos Vermut

Writer | Quién te cantará

Carlos Vermut was born on March 6, 1980 in Madrid, Spain as Carlos López del Rey. He is a writer and director, known for Quién te cantará (2018), Magical Girl (2014) and Diamond Flash (2011).

25. Diego San José

Writer | Venga Juan

Diego San José was born on October 13, 1978 in Irún, Guipúzcoa, País Vasco, Spain. He is a writer and producer, known for Venga Juan (2021), Vamos Juan (2020) and Friend Zone (2009).

26. Emilio Martínez Lázaro

Director | Ocho apellidos vascos

Emilio Martínez Lázaro was born in 1945 in Madrid, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Spanish Affair (2014), The Other Side of the Bed (2002) and Lulú de noche (1986). He was previously married to Sol Alameda.

27. Borja Cobeaga

Director | Pagafantas

Borja Cobeaga was born in 1977 in Donostia-San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, País Vasco, Spain as Borja Cobeaga Eguillor. He is a director and writer, known for Friend Zone (2009), One Too Many (2005) and Negociador (2014).

28. Paco León

Actor | Kiki, el amor se hace

Paco León was born on October 4, 1974 in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain as Francisco León Barrios. He is an actor and writer, known for Kiki, Love to Love (2016), Carmina or Blow Up (2012) and Carmina y amén. (2014).

29. Javier Fesser

Director | Camino

Javier Fesser was born in 1964 in Madrid, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Camino (2008), Champions (2018) and Bienvenidos (2015).

31. Elvira Lindo

Writer | La primera noche de mi vida

Elvira Lindo was born on January 23, 1962 in Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain. She is a writer and actress, known for The First Night of My Life (1998), Ten Days Without Love (2001) and Manolito Four Eyes (1999). She has been married to Antonio Muñoz Molina since 1994.

32. Jorge Torregrossa

Director | Desire

Jorge Torregrossa was born on October 3, 1973. He is a director and producer, known for Desire (2000), The End (2012) and Summer or The Flaws of Andrés (2006).

33. Daniel Monzón

Writer | Celda 211

Daniel Monzón was born in 1968 in Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain as Daniel Monzón Jerez. He is a writer and director, known for Celda 211 (2009), Heart of the Warrior (1999) and El nino (2014).

34. José Manuel Montes

Actor | Fuera de foco

José Manuel Montes is an actor and producer, known for Fuera de foco (2015), Un Amor Por Revelar (2016) and Algo extraño (2011).

35. Esteban Ciudad

Actor | Todos lo saben

Esteban Ciudad is an actor and writer, known for Everybody Knows (2018), Fuera de foco (2015) and Algo extraño (2011).

36. Joel Arellanes Duran

Director | En apatía

Joel Arellanes Duran began working in different broadcasting venues in 1990 in Chihuahua, Mexico. In 2001 he received a degree in Graphics & Communications from the Universidad Interamericana del Norte while he was working in television production. Starting in 2004 he produced various programs for ...

37. Fernando González Molina

Director | Palmeras en la nieve

Fernando González Molina is a director and producer, known for Palm Trees in the Snow (2015), Brain Drain (2009) and Three Steps Above Heaven (2010).

38. Julio Medem

Director | Lucía y el sexo

Julio Medem was born in San Sebastian in northern Spain. As a teenager Medem made short movies with a super-8 camera owned by his father. Some of those films are "El ciego" (1976), "El jueves pasado" (1977) and "Fideos" (1979.) Wanting to know more about the darkest corners of the human mind, Medem...

40. Nacho G. Velilla

Producer | Fuera de carta

Nacho G. Velilla was born in Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain. He is a producer and writer, known for Chef's Special (2008), To Hell with the Ugly (2010) and A Stroke of Luck (2016).

41. Kike Maíllo

Director | Eva

Kike Maíllo was born on June 3, 1975 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Kike Maíllo Iznájar. He is a director and writer, known for Eva (2011), A Perfect Enemy (2020) and Los perros de Pavlov (2003).

42. Daniel Guzmán

Director | A cambio de nada

Daniel Guzmán was born on September 21, 1983 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as Daniel García-Pérez Guzmán. He is an actor and director, known for Nothing in Return (2015), Dreams (2003) and Éxtasis (1996).

43. Gracia Querejeta

Director | Siete mesas de billar francés

Gracia Querejeta was born on August 13, 1962 in Madrid, Spain. She is a director and writer, known for Siete mesas de billar francés (2007), Cordelias (2014) and By My Side Again (1999).

44. Daniel Calparsoro

Director | A ciegas

Daniel Calparsoro was born in 1968 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Daniel Calparsoro López-Tapia. He is a director and writer, known for Blinded (1997), Salto al vacío (1995) and Combustion (2013). He has been married to Patricia Vico since December 27, 2005. They have one child...

45. Leticia Dolera

Actress | [Rec]³: Génesis

Leticia Dolera was born on October 23, 1981 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. She is an actress and writer, known for [REC] 3: Genesis (2012), Vida perfecta (2019) and Requirements to Be a Normal Person (2015).

46. Manuela Burló Moreno

Actress | Camas

Manuela Burló Moreno is an Director, Writer and Actress known for Dolores (2008), I Want To Spend The Rest of My Life with You (2009) Camas (2010), Cloe (2011), Pipas (2013 - Nominated for the Spanish ), Lo sé (2013), Como sobrevivir a una despedida (2015) and Rumbos (2016). See full bio »

47. Cesc Gay

Writer | Truman

Cesc Gay was born in 1967 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Francesc Gay i Puig. He is a writer and director, known for Truman (2015), In the City (2003) and Nico and Dani (2000).

48. Helena Taberna

Director | La buena nueva

Helena Taberna was born in Alsasua, Spain. She is a director and writer, known for La buena nueva (2008), Yoyes (2000) and The Cliff (2016).

49. Dani de la Torre

Writer | La Unidad

Dani de la Torre was born in 1975 in Monforte de Lemos, Lugo, Galicia, Spain. He is a writer and director, known for La Unidad (2020), Retribution (2015) and Gun City (2018).

50. Inés París

Writer | A mi madre le gustan las mujeres

Inés París was born in 1962 in Madrid, Spain as Inés París Bouza. She is a writer and assistant director, known for My Mother Likes Women (2002), Miguel and William (2007) and The Night My Mother Killed My Father (2016).

51. Daniela Féjerman

Writer | A mi madre le gustan las mujeres

Daniela Féjerman is a writer and director, known for My Mother Likes Women (2002), Seven Minutes (2009) and Semen, a Love Sample (2005).

52. Rafa Martínez

El bar

Rafa Martínez was born on January 24, 1979 in Madrid, Spain. He is known for his work on The Bar (2017), Verónica (2017) and Mirage (2018).

53. Alfonso Albacete

Director | Atómica

Alfonso Albacete was born in 1963 in Murcia, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Atómica (1998), I Will Survive (1999) and Sex, Party & Lies (2009).

54. José Skaf

Producer | Vulcania

José Skaf was born on December 19, 1978 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is known for his work on Vulcania (2015), Albert White (2009) and Save (2007).

55. Paula Ortiz

Director | La novia

Paula Ortiz is a director and writer, known for The Bride (2015), De tu ventana a la mía (2011) and El rostro de Ido (2003).

56. Antonio Hernández

Writer | En la ciudad sin límites

Antonio Hernández was born in 1953 in Peñaranda de Bracamonte, Salamanca, Castilla y León, Spain. He is a writer and producer, known for En la ciudad sin límites (2002), The Borgia (2006) and El menor de los males (2007).

57. Álex Pina

Writer | La casa de papel

Álex Pina (Pamplona) is a television producer, writer, series creator, scriptwriter and Spanish film director, known recently for his global hit crime drama Money Heist. Previous shows include Vis a Vis (Locked Up), El embarcadero (The Pier), and Los hombres de Paco (Paco's Men).

He began his career...

58. Miguel Ángel Vivas

Director | Secuestrados

Miguel Ángel Vivas is a director and writer, known for Kidnapped (2010), Your Son (2018) and I'll See You in My Dreams (2003).

59. David Cánovas

Director | La punta del iceberg

David Cánovas is a director and producer, known for The Tip of the Iceberg (2016), El intruso (2005) and Odio (2011).

61. Sergio G. Sánchez

Writer | Marrowbone

Sergio G. Sánchez was born in 1973 in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain as Sergio García Sánchez. He is a writer and director, known for Marrowbone (2017), The Impossible (2012) and The Orphanage (2007).

62. Andrés Luque

Director | Tiempo sin aire

Andrés Luque was born in Galicia, Spain as Andrés Luque Pérez. He is a producer and director, known for Tiempo sin aire (2015), Bicicleta, cullera, poma (2010) and Guts (2009).

63. Samuel Martín Mateos

Director | Tiempo sin aire

Samuel Martín Mateos is a director and writer, known for Tiempo sin aire (2015), Guts (2009) and Carretera y manta (2000).

66. J.M. Asensio

Editor | Cuando Apolo encontró a Dionisos

JM Asensio (José Manuel Asensio Moreno) is a Spanish filmmaker born on November 22, 1978 in Linares (Jaén).

During his childhood he became interested in literature, music and cinema. At the age of 14 he made his first short film, The Tapeworm (1994), based on Roald Dahl's short story Poison. This ...

67. Gonzalo Bendala

Writer | Asesinos inocentes

Gonzalo Bendala was born in 1978 in Seville, Spain. He is a producer and writer, known for Asesinos inocentes (2015), Días rojos (2004) and When Angels Sleep (2018).

68. Carlos Sedes

Director | Fariña

Carlos Sedes was born in Galicia, Spain. He is a director and editor, known for Cocaine Coast (2018), As leis de Celavella (2003) and Desaparecida (2007).

69. Ramón Campos

Writer | Gran Hotel

Ramón Campos was born in 1975 in Noia, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain as Ramón Campos Sáez. He is a writer and producer, known for Gran Hotel (2011), High Seas (2019) and Cocaine Coast (2018).

70. Cristóbal Garrido

Writer | Reyes de la noche

Cristóbal Garrido is a writer and producer, known for Reyes de la noche (2021), Cocaine Coast (2018) and Con pelos en la lengua (2009).

71. Gema R. Neira

Writer | Alta mar

Gema R. Neira was born in 1982 in Ferrol, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain as Gema Rodríguez Neira. She is a writer and producer, known for High Seas (2019), Cocaine Coast (2018) and Jaguar (2021).

72. Adolfo Valor

Writer | Reyes de la noche

Adolfo Valor is a writer and producer, known for Reyes de la noche (2021), Heroes Wanted: The Series (2018) and Tú antes molabas (2008).

73. Ángel Gómez Hernández

Director | Voces

Ángel Gómez was born on October 7th, 1988 in Algeciras (Andalucia) Spain. He wrote and directed his first short film at the age of 12. He has written and directed several short films, TV ads, and music videos. At the age of 31, he wrote and directed his first feature film, Voces, in 2020. He is ...

74. Koldo Serra

Director | El tren de la bruja

Koldo Serra was born on April 15, 1975 in Bilbao, Vizcaya, País Vasco, Spain. He is known for his work on El tren de la bruja (2003), Money Heist (2017) and The Backwoods (2006).

75. José Alba

Producer | Gernika

Jose Alba is an independent producer and distributor. An economist specializing in Marketing and Graphic Design, he has a European Master's in Audiovisual Management from the MEDIA Business School, has participated on TAREULA (MEDIA Mundus) in Miami and in the LATC US Film Industry Immersion in Los...

76. Carlos Clavijo Cobos

Writer | El Divo

Carlos Clavijo is a writer, director, producer and stand-up comedian. He created the comedy programs "Telecompring" and "Noche sin Tregua" for Paramount Comedy Channel (Comedy Central Spain). In 2009, he created and directed the sitcom "El Divo". It is a mockumentary about a tv personality in ...

77. Pablo Hernando

Cinematographer | Berserker

Pablo Hernando was born on June 23, 1986 in Vitoria, Álava, País Vasco, Spain. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Berserker (2015), Solar Noise (2020) and Esa sensación (2016).

78. J.A. Bayona

Director | El orfanato

J.A. Bayona was born on May 9, 1975 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Juan Antonio García Bayona. He is a director and producer, known for The Orphanage (2007), The Impossible (2012) and A Monster Calls (2016).

79. Valentina Viso

Writer | Tres dies amb la família

Valentina Viso graduated in screenwriting from ECAM, Madrid. Her first feature film was 'Tres dies amb la família' (2009), co-written and directed by Mar Coll. The film was shot in Barcelona and the main cast included popular Spanish actor Eduard Fernández. The next year won the Gaudí Award for ...

80. Nely Reguera

Director | María (y los demás)

Nely Reguera was born on December 25, 1978 in Barcelona, Spain. She is a director and assistant director, known for María (y los demás) (2016), Pablo (2009) and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006).

81. David Serrano

Director | Una hora más en Canarias

David Serrano was born in 1975 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as David Serrano de la Peña. He is a director and writer, known for Una hora más en Canarias (2010), Football Days (2003) and The Other Side of the Bed (2002).

82. Miguel Ángel Lamata

Writer | Tensión sexual no resuelta

Miguel Ángel Lamata was born in 1967 in Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain. He is a writer and director, known for Unresolved Sexual Tension (2010), Una de zombis (2003) and Our Lovers (2016).

83. Icíar Bollaín

Director | Mataharis

Born in Madrid, Iciar Bollain has worked as an actress in films such El Sur (1983), directed by Víctor Erice; Sublet (1991) directed by Chus Gutiérrez, Malaventura (1988) directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón; El Mejor de los Tiempos (1990) and Un Paraguas para Tres (1992) directed by Felipe Vega, ...

84. Juanma Bajo Ulloa

Director | Airbag

Juanma Bajo Ulloa was born in Vitoria, a small town in northern Spain where he has set most of his movies.

From his childhood he has been in contact with the audiovisual business. His family owns a popular magazine in Vitoria specialized in photography.

At 14 he started making short movies in super-8...

85. Mireia Llinàs

Writer | Lo cantaba Nina Simone

Mireia Llinàs is a writer and director, known for Lo cantaba Nina Simone (2015), Estoy vivo (2017) and Just a Little Chemistry (2015).

86. Enrique Gato

Director | Tadeo Jones y el sótano maldito

Enrique Gato was born in 1977 in Valladolid, Valladolid, Castilla y León, Spain as Enrique Gato Borregán. He is a director and producer, known for Tadeo Jones and the Basement of Doom (2007), Tadeo Jones (2004) and Tad: The Lost Explorer (2012).

87. Patxi Amezcua

Writer | 25 kilates

Patxi Amezcua is a writer and director, known for 25 Carat (2008), The 7th Floor (2013) and Gun City (2018).

88. Jordi Gasull

Producer | Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones

Jordi Gasull was born in 1966 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a producer and writer, known for Tad: The Lost Explorer (2012), Capture the Flag (2015) and Tad, the Lost Explorer, and the Secret of King Midas (2017).

90. Alejandro Amenábar

Writer | The Others

Is the son of a Spanish mother and a Chilean father. His family moved back to Spain when he was 1 year old, and he grew up and studied in Madrid. He wrote, produced and directed his first short film La cabeza at the age of 19, and he was 23 when he directed his feature debut Thesis (1996). His film ...

91. Julián Génisson

Actor | Ayudar al ojo humano

Julián Génisson was born in 1982 in Madrid, Spain. He is an actor and writer, known for Ayudar al ojo humano (2017), Esa sensación (2016) and La tumba de Bruce Lee (2013).

92. Juan Cavestany

Writer | Gente en sitios

Juan Cavestany is a writer and director, known for People in Places (2013), Spanish Shame (2017) and An Optical Illusion (2020).

93. Norberto Ramos del Val

Director | Faraday

Norberto Ramos del Val was born on February 7, 1970 in Santander, Spain. He is a director and producer, known for Faraday (2013), ¡Ni te me acerques! (2020) and Hienas (2009).

94. Félix Sabroso

Writer | La isla interior

Félix Sabroso was born in Canary Islands, Spain. He is known for his work on The Island Inside (2009), Age Of Monster (2015) and El grito en el cielo (1998).

95. Pablo Aragüés

Director | Vigilo el camino

Marketing and Advertising graduate by Madrid University. Pablo Aragüés has worked widely in the area of publicity and advertisements, specifically in music audiovisuals, making music videoclips for bands as Saxon, Porta, Siniestro Total, Neuman, or live shows for Violadores del Verso, Alice Cooper,...

96. Dani de la Orden

Director | Barcelona, nit d'hivern

Dani de la Orden is a director and writer, known for Barcelona Christmas Night (2015), Litus. (2019) and Barcelona Summer Night (2013).

97. Manuel Menchón

Director | Palabras para un fin del mundo

Manuel Menchón is a director and writer, known for Words for an End of the World (2020), La isla del viento (2015) and Malta Radio (2009).

98. Dionisio Pérez

Writer | El regalo de Silvia

Dionisio Pérez was born in 1961 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as Dionisio Pérez Galindo. He is a writer and director, known for El regalo de Silvia (2003), Pecados capitales (1996) and Ashes from the Sky (2008).

99. José Javier Rodríguez Melcon

Writer | Nana

José Javier Rodríguez Melcon was born in 1966 in Madrid, Spain. He is a writer and director, known for Nana (2005), Solo amor (1995) and Recursos humanos (2004).

100. Norberto López Amado

Director | Nos miran

Norberto López Amado was born in 1965 in Ourense, Ourense, Galicia, Spain. He is a director and producer, known for They're Watching Us (2002), The Time in Between (2013) and How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? (2010).



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