Nacho Vigalondo

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Nacho Vigalondo
Screenwriter Nacho Vigalondo at 2014 MIFF.jpg
Vigalondo at the 2014 Miami International Film Festival
Ignacio Vigalondo Palacios

(1977-04-06) 6 April 1977 (age 44)
Years active2002–present

Ignacio Vigalondo Palacios (born 6 April 1977), better known as Nacho Vigalondo, is a Spanish filmmaker.[1]


Vigalondo's first film was the 2003 Spanish-language short film 7:35 in the Morning, about a suicide bomber who terrorizes a cafe, which was only eight minutes long. The film won significant accolades: it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film, got another Best Short Film Award nomination at the European Film Awards, and received the Bronze Moon of Valencia at the Cinema Jove – Valencia International Film Festival, and the Prix UIP Drama at the Drama Short Film Festival.

He finished his first full length feature film, Los Cronocrímenes (English title: Timecrimes), in 2007, in which he also co-starred.[2]

Vigalondo's next film was the 2011 Spanish-language alien invasion film Extraterrestre.

In 2011, it was reported that Vigalondo was recruited to direct a film adaptation of Mark Millar's Supercrooks.[3]

From 2012 to 2014 he wrote and directed a segment in three different anthology horror films: The ABCs of Death, The Profane Exhibit, and VHS: Viral.[4] In 2014 he also released Open Windows, a techno-thriller film that marked his English-language debut.

Vigalondo's wrote and directed the 2016 film Colossal, which is a twist on the Kaiju genre and an homage to the Godzilla franchise. Before starting production on Colossal, Vigalondo described his plan as to make a serious film with "old school" practical effects on a low budget.[5]

Vigalondo's latest directorial effort is the Hulu original film Pooka, released December 2018 in the Into the Dark series.



Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
2007 Timecrimes Yes Yes No Also actor
2011 Extraterrestrial Yes Yes Yes
2014 Open Windows Yes Yes No
2016 Colossal Yes Yes No
2018 Pooka! Yes No Yes TV movie
2019 Paradise Hills No Yes No

Short films[edit]

Year Title Director Writer Notes
2001 Código 7 Yes Yes
2003 7:35 in the Morning Yes Yes Nominated- Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
2012 A is for Apocalypse Yes Yes Segment of The ABCs of Death
2013 Sins of the Fathers Yes Yes Segment of The Profane Exhibit
2014 Parallel Monsters Yes Yes Segment of V/H/S: Viral

Acting roles[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Código 7 Tipo Short film
2003 7:35 in the Morning
2007 Timecrimes The Scientist
2014 Open Windows Richy Gabilondo
2015 Camino Guillermo

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Los cronocrimenes". Crossing Europe. 2007. Archived from the original on 26 April 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  2. ^ ""Time Crimes" Giveaway". Obscure Horror. Archived from the original on 4 January 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  3. ^ Anderton, Ethan (19 May 2011). "'Timecrimes' Director Adapting Mark Millar's Comic Book 'Supercrooks'". First Showing. Retrieved 6 June 2011. Bleeding Cool reports Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo will be at the helm of an adaptation of the forthcoming comic book Supercrooks from Marvel Icon.
  4. ^ Tinnin, Drew (19 May 2011). "'VHS: Viral' – Gorgeous Vortex Impressions". Dread Central. Retrieved 6 June 2011. Parallel Monsters director Nacho Vigalondo of the anthology VHS Viral.
  5. ^ Squires, John (September 23, 2014). "Nacho Vigalondo Wants to Make an Old School Kaiju Movie". Dread Central. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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