He trained as an actor at the ESAD in Malaga and studied screenwriting at the ECAM.
His first short film HONGOS (1999) was widely screened at national and international festivals with public and critical acclaim. Thanks to this, he was able to shoot his debut film PIEDRAS (2002), which competed in the Official Selection at the Berlinale. The film won awards at international festivals such as Stockholm, Ghent, San Francisco; as well as a Goya nomination for the best film of the year.
Best New Director
His second feature film, the musical 20 CENTÍMETROS (2005) won awards in the Official Selection of the Locarno Festival, as well as a wide international premiere in countries such as the United States, France, Italy and Belgium.
In his third film as director and screenwriter 10.000 NOCHES EN NINGUNA PARTE (2013) he starts a creative tandem with actress Susi Sánchez that gets his first Goya nomination.
Her fourth and latest feature film LA ENFERMEDAD DEL DOMINGO (2018) premiered at the Berlinale and New York’s Tribeca Film Festival and actress Susi Sanchez won the Goya for.
Best Actress in a Leading Role
for her work in the film.
As a screenwriter, he has adapted two bestsellers, 3 METERS ABOVE THE SKY (2010) and its sequel TENGO GANAS DE TI (2012), nominated for the Goya for
Best Adapted Screenplay
In television, he has been the director of the first two seasons of ELITE (2018-2019) for Netflix, as well as the final season of the prison drama VIS A VIS (2019). He has pending release his first international series shot in the UK RED ROSE (2022) produced by the BBC, Eleven Film and Netflix.