PREMIO MAGUEY ILLUMINATIO JURY
The 35th Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) is pleased to announce the Premio Maguey Illuminatio Jury.
The Jury will hand out awards for Best Performance, Special Jury Award and Best Film within the Premio Maguey official competition, to take place on March 23-27th.
Actor, screenwriter and director
Born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, raised between Galicia and La Rioja, he moved to Madrid to study Audiovisual Communication at the Complutense University. One of his highlights as an actor is his work in Paquita Salas, a series by Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi for which he received the Premio Feroz. He has also participated in films such as Cómo sobrevivir a una despedida, from Manuela Moreno, El futuro, from Luis López Carrasco, or ¿Qué te juegas?, from Inés de León. He has written and directed several short films. He has presented different online formats such as El Tea Party de Mario y Alaska y Yasss; and he has collaborated in media such as ICON, Vice or I-D, and in shows such as Tu cara me suena, Antes de que sea tarde and A vivir Madrid. After two months selling out the Teatro Lara, he continues to perform in “Las cosas extraorinadiras”, a play by Duncan MacMillan. He is awaiting the release of the TV series Por H o por B, from Manuela Burló Moreno, and the film Orígenes secretos, from David Galán Galindo.
Actor and producer
Young actor with international studies and a rising career. His film debut was in Daniel and Ana, directed by Michel Franco and presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. In 2016 he participated in the short film Sangre Alba, nominated as Best Short Film at the Morelia International Film Festival and the New Orleans Film Festival. One of his most successful projects is the TV series La Casa de las Flores (2018-19), directed by Manolo Caro and produced by Netflix. He has participated as a voice actor in Caballeros del Zodiaco, for Netflix, and Playmobil: The Movie. He has travelled to many film festivals around the world with Workforce (2019), of which he is a producer. In the short-term he is preparing the release of the third season of La Casa de las Flores, and the film Lo que algunos soñaron, under the director of Mexican auteur Michel Franco.
Actress and singer
Regina finished her traditional studies and also started studying opera, from the National Conservatory to the Juilliard Musical School in New York. It was doing cabaret that she met Jesusa Rodríguez, and they travelled the world for many years with operistic-cabaret shows. Her histrionic skills earned her an Ariel by the hand of Arturo Ripstein for Profundo Carmesí. She has been the “Lady of the Lake” in the “Spamalot” musical from Monthy Python. She is the voice of the “Tetona Mendoza” in the film adaptation of El Santos contra la Tetona Mendoza. Her eight music records are a testament of her musical, expressive and playful proposal. Among her recent work, highlights include her participation as Miss Hannigan in the musical “Annie”, the voice of Raksha in Jungle Book, the presentation of her record “Pedazos del Corazón” in collaboration with Omara Portuonda at the Bellas Artes Palace in Mexico City, as well as her participation as Amalia in the Televisa TV series Mi marido tiene familia, an international success.