Amat Escalante

About Amat Escalante

Who is it?: Director, Writer, Producer
Birth Day: February 28, 1979
Birth Place:  Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Spain
Occupation: Film director, producer and screenwriter
Years active: 2002 - present

Amat Escalante

Amat Escalante was born on February 28, 1979 in  Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Spain, is Director, Writer, Producer. Amat Escalante was born on February 28, 1979 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Amat Escalante Wool. He is a director and writer, known for Heli (2013), La región salvaje (2016) and Los bastardos (2008).
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Occupation Director
Age 45 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 28, 1979 ( Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Spain)
Birthday February 28
Town/City  Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Spain
Nationality Spain

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Amat Escalante’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Amat Escalante was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

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After his stint in Barcelona, he joined the International School of Film and Television (EICTV) in Havana, Cuba; an institution founded by Nobel prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez, Fernando Birri and the Julio García Espinosa "to support the development of national audio-visual industries" in non-aligned countries. Back in Mexico, he directed a short film (Amarrados, 2002) that received an award at the 2003 Berlin International Film Festival.


He worked as an assistant of Carlos Reygadas in Batalla en el cielo (2005). During the filming of the movie —which entered the 2005 Cannes Film Festival— both became close friends, and Reygadas ended up co-producing some of Escalante's first films. One of those films, Sangre (2005), filmed in November 2004 with a budget of US$60,000, was included in Un Certain Regard (a section of the same festival) and in both Rotterdam and San Sebastián.


His film Heli was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and was awarded the prize for Best Director by a jury presided by U.S. Director Steven Spielberg. Escalante won the Silver Lion for Best Direction for his film.


Escalante was incidentally born in Barcelona, Spain while his parents — a Mexican father and an American mother — had been living in Norway. He spent most of his early years in Guanajuato, Mexico, but moved to Spain in 2001 to study film editing and sound at the Center for Cinematographic Studies of Catalonia (Centre d'Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya, CECC) and apply for Spanish citizenship; which he failed to secure.


In 2016, his film The Untamed was selected to compete in the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.

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