Nacho Vigalondo – Biography of Nacho Vigalondo

The Spanish writer, actor and film director Ignacio Vigalondo Palacios was born on April 6, 1977 in the town of Cabezón de la Sal, in Cantabria.

He studied Audiovisual Communication at the University of the Basque Country, although he did not complete his degree.

He began his career in the world of cinematography, writing short films such as “Pornography” (2003) and “Mixing is bad” (2001), in addition to writing advertisements and scripting various television shows such as the famous “Big Brother”.

In 2003, his short film “7:35 in the morning”, in which he directed, starred and wrote the script and the music, was nominated for an Oscar 2004 award, in the Best Short Film category.

His career as a screenwriter was combined with directing, starting with his short “7:35 in the morning”, which was followed by others such as “Shock”, “Change the world” and “Marisa”, until he reached his first feature film. with the film “Los cronocrmenes” (2007), which he wrote and directed, and in which he played the role of Guy.

Four years later Vigalondo premiered his science fiction film “Extraterrestrial” (2011), a science fiction drama for which he received nominations for best director at the Brussels and Puchon (South Korea) Fantasy Film Festivals.

Already in 2013 he wrote and directed “Open Windows”, his debut in English, a thriller starring (Sasha Gray) and (Elijah Wood), whose peculiarity is that it takes place in real time and that its action is observed through the screen of a laptop connected to the Internet.

His latest work, “V / H / S: Viral”, whose premiere is scheduled for 2015 is a horror thriller, the third installment of the “V / H / S” saga in which each film includes several horror mini-stories supported by the found footage narrative, playing with the texture of the old analog video system.