At 12 years old NICOLAS LOPEZ (Director/Writer) started writing for Chile's most prestigious newspaper (El Mercurio). With his column 'Memories of a Penguin,' he gained devoted followers and ultimately an expulsion from school for poking fun at the Chilean education system.
In 1998 he founded the siteSobras.com, which commented on films, television, video games, and comic books. Sobras grew and became Lopez's production company, Sobras International Pictures. Through Sobras he started directing music videos (Nominated, MTV Video MusicAward s, 2002) and screenwriting (MTV LatinAward s, 2003). He also created the comedy show 'Piloto MTV,' (MTV Latin America) which he wrote, directed, and starred in.
In 2004, Lopez wrote and directed his first feature film: 'Promedio Rojo,' a dark teen comedy that Quentin Tarantino called, "The funniest movie of the year." 'Promedio Rojo'was a box-office smash. It was selected by film festivals across the world including Mar del Plata IFF (Argentina), Tokyo IFF, Sitges IFF (Spain), and the SXSW, Los Angeles Film Festival (US).
Lopez's second feature, the sci-fi romantic comedy 'Santos' (2008) was co-produced by Troublemaker Studios ('Sin City') and Telecinco Cinema ('Pan's Labyrinth') with a $6 million budget. Santos won the Special Jury Prize at Fantastic Fest.
After 'Santos,' Lopez wrote and directed the highest grossing Chilean film of 2010: 'Que Pena Tu Vida' (F*ck My Life), the romantic comedy inspired a successful trilogy: 'Que Pena Tu Boda' (F*ck My Wedding, 2011), and 'Que Pena Tu Familia' (F*ck My Family, 2012).
'Aftershock' is Lopez's first English language film, produced by his company Sobras by Miguel Asensio, Eli Roth, and Brian Oliver. The movie will make its debut at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
Lopez has a large internet fan base in with more than 50,000 followers on Twitter.
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