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 40)
Cabezón de la Sal, Cantabria, 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]


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.[2]

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

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.[4]

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.[5] In 2014 he also released Open Windows, a techno-thriller film that marked his English-language debut.

Vigalondo's most recent film is Colossal, which he wrote and directed. The film 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.[6]


Year Title Director Writer Producer Actor Notes
2003 7:35 in the Morning Yes Yes Yes Short film; Role: Tipo
2007 Timecrimes Yes Yes Yes Role: The Scientist
2011 Extraterrestrial Yes Yes Yes
2012 The ABCs of Death Yes Yes Segment: "A is for Apocalypse"
2013 The Profane Exhibit Yes Yes Segment: "Sins of the Fathers"
2014 Open Windows Yes Yes
V/H/S: Viral Yes Yes Segment: "Parallel Monsters"
2016 Colossal Yes Yes

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Crossing Europe
  2. ^ Nacho Vigalondo – Awards
  3. ^ “Time Crimes” Giveaway Archived 2010-01-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Tinnin, Drew (19 May 2011). "'VHS: Viral'". First Showing. Retrieved 6 June 2011. Parallel Monsters director Nacho Vigalondo of the anthology VHS Viral. 
  6. ^ Squires, John (September 23, 2014). "Nacho Vigalondo Wants to Make an Old School Kaiju Movie". Dread Central. 

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