Eugenio Mira

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Eugenio Mira

Eugenio Mira (born 1977) is a Spanish filmmaker and composer. He has been credited as composer in some films under the pseudonym Chucky Namanera.[1]


Mira was born in Castalla, Alicante. After finishing his studies in high school and as a piano player he moved to Madrid to attend Septima Ars Madrid film school, working in the Spanish film industry as a first assistant director, in the art department and the advertising world. His debut short film, Fade (2000)[2] called the attention of Guillermo del Toro, who supported his career from the very beginning, introducing him to his agent, Robert Newman (WME).

His first feature-length film, The Birthday (2004), became a cult movie[3] after winning several awards[4] at the first edition of Fantastic Fest (Austin, TX), where he also held the world premieres of his 2010 Gothic tale[5] Agnosia the 2013 film Grand Piano starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack (released in the US by Magnet/Magnolia Pictures).

Other works[edit]

Besides his work as director, screenwriter and composer, Mira has also worked occasionally at a variety of other jobs, from second unit director on The Impossible (Juan Antonio Bayona, 2012) to actor, incarnating[6] a younger Robert De Niro, in Red Lights (Rodrigo Cortés, 2011).

His soundtrack for Nacho Vigalondo’s Timecrimes (2007) was released by Mondo[7] on a special limited edition[8] vinyl.

Mira is currently developing several film projects and is about to release the first album from his new musical project Pagana[9] (stylized as P ^ G ^ N ^) . This album will be the first release from Mira's own film and record label Paramirama.

He was charged with the direction of the 6-episode television series ¡García!, which began production in 2021.[10]


  1. ^ García, Pedro J. (25 February 2019). "Más allá de Bayona: Estos directores españoles están triunfando en el extranjero". ecartelera. p. 9.
  2. ^ "Fade (Short 2000) - IMDb".
  3. ^ "The 100 Best Films of the Decade: 2000 – 2009 (part 5)". 21 December 2009.
  4. ^ "FANTASTIC FEST announces Jury & Audience Awards for the Fest!".
  5. ^ Capone. "Fantastic Fest 2010: Capone gets weepy just thinking about how much he loves Spain's AGNOSIA!!!". Aint It Cool News.
  6. ^ "Spanish Director Eugenio Mira Steps In Front Of The Camera As A Young De Niro In RED LIGHTS". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-01-03.
  7. ^ "Mondo Releases TIMECRIMES!".
  8. ^ "Mondo Unveils TIMECRIMES As Its Latest Vinyl Soundtrack Release, Will Debut At Fantastic Fest". 21 September 2013.
  9. ^ "When Never Takes Forever".
  10. ^ "HBO MAX arranca la producción de su nueva serie original, ¡GARCÍA! creada por Sara Antuña y Carlos de Pando". Camera and Light Mag. 7 May 2021.