Nacho Vigalondo

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Nacho Vigalondo
Screenwriter Nacho Vigalondo at 2014 MIFF.jpg
Vigalondo at the 2014 Miami International Film Festival presentation of the film Open Windows
Born Ignacio Vigalondo
(1977-04-06) 6 April 1977 (age 39)
Cabezón de la Sal, Spain
Occupation Film director, film actor, screenwriter

Ignacio "Nacho" Vigalondo (born 6 April 1977 in Cabezón de la Sal, Spain) is a Spanish filmmaker.[1]


Movie career[edit]

In addition to receiving an Academy Award nomination and a Best Short Film Award nomination at the European Film Awards, Vigalondo's 2003 short film 7:35 de la Mañana 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.[2]

He finished his first full length feature film, Los Cronocrímenes (English title: Timecrimes), in 2007, in which he also co-starred.[3]

Vigalondo revealed on his official blog that his next film would be a Spanish-language alien invasion horror entitled Extraterrestre. "Scifi Latino"[who?] translates the plot: "Vigalondo writes that this will not be like a War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise, where a regular person manages to somehow closely witness all major invasion events. He writes that most people will experience a global alien invasion without even knowing it has happened, by listening to rumors, or engaging in pointless activities. Hence Extraterrestre."[4]

Popular comic book blogsite Bleeding Cool reported in mid-2011 that Vigalondo was recruited to direct a silver screen adaptation of Mark Millar's Supercrooks.[5]

Vigalondo has completed a script that will be a twist on the Kaiju genre and an homage for the Godzilla franchise. Vigalondo's plans are to deliver a serious film with "old school" practical effects on a low budget.[6] 2014 wrote the script and directed the segment Parallel Monsters for the anthology film VHS: Viral.[7]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Crossing Europe
  2. ^ Nacho Vigalondo – Awards
  3. ^ “Time Crimes” Giveaway
  4. ^ 'Timecrimes' Director Prepping 'Extraterrestrial'
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Squires, John (September 23, 2014). "Nacho Vigalondo Wants to Make an Old School Kaiju Movie". Dread Central. 
  7. ^ Tinnin, Drew (19 May 2011). "'VHS: Viral'". First Showing. Retrieved 6 June 2011. Parallel Monsters director Nacho Vigalondo of the anthology VHS Viral. 

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