Eugenio Mira

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Eugenio Mira

Eugenio Mira (born 1977 in Castalla, Alicante) is a Spanish filmmaker and composer.

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)[1] 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[2] after winning several awards[3] at the first edition of Fantastic Fest (Austin, TX), where he also held the world premieres of his 2010 Gothic tale[4] 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[5] a younger Robert De Niro, in Red Lights (Rodrigo Cortés, 2011).

His soundtrack for Nacho Vigalondo’s Timecrimes (2007) was released by Mondo[6] on a special limited edition[7] vinyl.

Mira is currently developing several film projects and is about to release the first album from his new musical project Pagana[8] (stylized as P ^ G ^ N ^) . This album will be the first release from Mira's own film and record label Paramirama.


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  2. ^ "The 100 Best Films of the Decade: 2000 – 2009 (part 5)".
  3. ^ "FANTASTIC FEST announces Jury & Audience Awards for the Fest!".
  4. ^ "Fantastic Fest 2010: Capone gets weepy just thinking about how much he loves Spain's AGNOSIA!!!".
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Mondo Releases TIMECRIMES!".
  7. ^ "Mondo Unveils TIMECRIMES As Its Latest Vinyl Soundtrack Release, Will Debut At Fantastic Fest".
  8. ^ "When Never Takes Forever".