JAUME COLLET-SERRA (Directed by) was born in Barcelona,
Spain, in 1974. In the early 1990s, Collet-Serra moved from Barcelona to Los
Angeles to attend film school at Columbia College Hollywood. Soon after
graduating, he began his career as an editor.
From there, Collet-Serra moved into directing music videos, then commercials
for the global brands PlayStation, Budweiser, MasterCard, Miller Lite, Pontiac,
Smirnoff Ice, Renault, Verizon and 7UP, working with such agencies as McCann
Erickson, J. Walter Thompson (JWT), BBDO and TBWA\CHIAT\DAY. Collet-Serra's
stylized, surreal and often dark imagery quickly caught the eye of producer Joel
Silver, who hired him to direct 2005's House of Wax.
In 2007, Collet-Serra's love for soccer took him back to Spain to shoot Goal
II: Living the Dream. He collaborated with Silver again for both the horror film
Orphan, which grossed $76 million, and the Liam Neeson thriller Unknown, which
grossed $130 million. Currently, Collet-Serra is in active development on the
remake of the cult classic Akira, with Appian Way for Warner Bros. Pictures, and
in postproduction on Run All Night, starring Neeson, Ed Harris and Joel Kinnaman.
In addition to directing, Collet-Serra produces films with Juan SolĂˇ through
their production company, Ombra Films. Among Ombra's recent projects are
Mindscape, with Studiocanal; Curve, with Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions and
Universal Pictures; and Eden, with Voltage Pictures. Ombra's next production
will start principal photography in February in Budapest.
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