Juanma Bajo Ulloa

Producer, screenwriter, director

Juanma  Bajo Ulloa

His first steps in the world of film were taken in his teenage years, when he filmed a number of shorts in Super 8 and 16mm, which met with enormous recognition.

At 22, he won the first Goya award from the Academia Española de Cine given to a short film for “El Reino de Victor”.

At 24, he wrote, produced and directed his first feature film, “Butterfly Wings” (1991), for which, among other awards, he won at the Festival de San Sebastián.

At 25 he wrote, produced and directed thriller “The Dead Mother” (1994), the film for which he has won most international awards.

At 29, he wrote and directed comedy ”Airbag” (1997), which became Spain´s biggest ever box-office hit in 1997.

In 1998 he directed multimedia theatre production “Pop Corn”.

In 1999 he produced, wrote and directed music documentary “Vivo”.

In 2004 he wrote, produced and directed the intimate fable “Frágil”, which premiered at the Cairo International Film Festival.

In 2008 he wrote and directed music documentary “Historia de un grupo de Rock” which premiered at the Festival de Gijón.

In 2012 he produced rock band LaBelle, their debut album “Cinema” and he directed their promos.

In 2014 he wrote, produced and directed controversial comedy of customs “Rey Gitano”, released in 2015.

In 2016 he wrapped in music documentary “Rockanrollers”, for which filming began in 2011.

In 2020 he released feature film “Baby”, a suspense drama with no dialogue and with an international cast, to immediate national and international acclaim.

Among others, his films have received 7 Goya Awards, a Premio Ondas, an Icaro, the New York Critics´ Circle Award and awards in film festivals the world over.

He has also directed theatre, zarzuela, commercials, television shows, and music videos for prestigious Spanish artists such as Joaquín Sabina or Barricada.