J.A. Bayona

About J.A. Bayona

Who is it?: Director, Writer, Producer
Birth Day: May 09, 1975
Birth Place:  Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Spain
Occupation: Film director
Years active: 1999–present

J.A. Bayona

J.A. Bayona was born on May 09, 1975 in  Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Spain, is Director, Writer, Producer. J.A. Bayona was born on May 9, 1975 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Juan Antonio García Bayona. He is a director, known for El orfanato (2007), Lo imposible (2012) and Loi Thinh Cau Quai Vat (2016).
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Occupation Director
Age 45 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born May 09, 1975 ( Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Spain)
Birthday May 09
Town/City  Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Spain
Nationality Spain

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He studied at the Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya (ESCAC). At age 19 he met Guillermo del Toro at the Sitges Film Festival presenting Cronos (1993); Bayona there recognized him as a mentor. After their initial conversations, del Toro promised to aid Bayona in the Future if he were ever in the position to do so.


In 1999 he directed the short film My Holidays and in 2002 The Spongeman.


In 2004 Bayona met Writer Sergio G. Sánchez, who was working on the short 7337. Sánchez offered Bayona the script for The Orphanage. In order to create the film he wanted, Bayona had to double both the film's budget and its runtime. He was assisted by Guillermo del Toro, who offered to co-produce it. The Orphanage premiered on May 20, 2007, at the Cannes International Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation lasting more than 10 minutes. Months later, on October 11, 2007, it premiered in Spanish cinemas and grossed $8.3 million.


Back in October 2008, Variety announced that Universal Studios had signed Bayona to direct Hater, an adaptation of British author David Moody's thriller novel about an epidemic of violence caused by regular people. The film will be written by Glen Mazzara and produced by Guillermo Del Toro and Mark Johnson.


In August 2010 he began filming The Impossible, based on the experiences of a Spanish family that lived through the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Filmed in English and starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, the film was released on October 11, 2012, to positive critical response. In its first weekend it grossed $8.6 million, breaking the record for the best opening in the history of the Spanish box office. The Impossible was nominated for the Oscar and Golden Globe Awards in the category of Best Actress for the interpretation of Naomi Watts. The film was also nominated in 14 categories at the Goya Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor (Tom Holland), of which it won five awards. In 2013 The Impossible received a National Film Award in the framework of the 61st International Festival of San Sebastián.


In 2014, Bayona began shooting the film A Monster Calls, an adaptation of the novel by Patrick Ness, starring Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, and Liam Neeson. The film, which was released in 2016, tells the story of a young boy (MacDougall) who cares for his mother (Jones), ill with cancer, while befriending a Monster (Neeson). With this film, Bayona closed his personal trilogy about mother-child relationships. It was announced on April 18, 2016, that Bayona would direct Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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