Carlos Montero Castiñeira

Carlos Montero Castiñeira (born 9 October 1972) is a Spanish screenwriter, film producer, film director and television producer. Featuring an extensive background as writer of teen drama television series,[1] he is the creator of Física o Química and Elite.[2]

Carlos Montero Castiñeira
Born (1972-10-09) 9 October 1972 (age 49)
NationalitySpanish
Alma materComplutense University of Madrid
Occupation
  • Screenwriter
  • Film Producer
  • Film Director
  • Television Producer
Years active1993–present
Notable work

BiographyEdit

Carlos Montero was born on 9 October 1972 in Celanova, Province of Ourense,[3] Montero earned a licentiate degree in Information Sciences (Journalism) from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).[4]

CareerEdit

Starting at 25 years old, he wrote the screenplay of hundreds of episodes of the teen drama series Al salir de clase from 1997 to 1999.[1] He was the creator of another popular teen drama series, Física o Química (2008–2011).[1] He co-wrote together with Jaime Vaca the screenplay of the Daniel Calparsoro's film Combustión,[5] released in 2013.

He also worked in other television series such as El tiempo entre costuras (The Time in Between),[1] Apaches,[1] and El comisario.[6]

Working for Netflix, he created the teen drama series Élite together with Darío Madrona[6] and created the Netflix series El desorden que dejas (The Mess You Leave Behind), an adaptation of his own novel,[7][8][9] winner of the 2016 Premio Primavera de Novela.[3] He partnered again with Madrona to write the screenplay of the 2019 film Gente que viene y bah (In Family I Trust), adapting the novel by Laura Norton.[10] He co-created together with Agustín Martínez the Netflix fantasy thriller series Feria,[11] which began filming in 2021.

FilmographyEdit

MoviesEdit

Year Movie Director Notes
1993 En casa de Diego Film Director
1995 David Film Director
2003 La vida aquí Jesús Font Screenwriter
2010 Dinero fácil Film Director
Screenwriter
Film Producer
2011 Dieciséis Film Director
2013 Combustion Daniel Calparsoro Screenwriter
2013 Boys on Film 9: Youth in trouble Film Director
2016 Don't Blame the Karma for Being an Idiot María Ripoll Screenwriter
2019 In Family I Trust Patricia Font Screenwriter

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Channel Notes
1997–1998 Al salir de clase Telecinco
2000–2004 El comisario Screenwriter
2005 Maneras de sobrevivir La 1 Creator
Original Idea
2006–2007 Génesis: en la mente del asesino Cuatro Creator
Original Idea
2008–2011 Física o Química Antena 3 Creator
Screenwriter
2013 The Time in Between Screenwriter
2013–2014 Vive cantando Screenwriter
2014 Cuéntame un cuento Screenwriter
2017 Apaches Netflix Screenwriter
2018–present Elite Creator
Producer
2020 The Mess You Leave Behind Creator
2021 Élite: historias breves Creator
Screenwriter
2021 Feria Creator
Screenwriter
Producer

NovelsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Llanos Martínez, Héctor (4 November 2018). "De 'Al salir de clase' a 'Élite', Carlos Montero lleva dos décadas haciendo series adolescentes". Verne. El País.
  2. ^ "Así va a ser el retorno como miniserie de Física o Química". El Mundo. 23 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Carlos Montero, Premio Primavera de Novela por "El desorden que dejas"". El Periódico. 18 February 2016.
  4. ^ "El celanovés Carlos Montero gana el 'Primavera de Novela'". La Región. 18 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Recta final para el rodaje de "Combustión", una "Fast & Furious" a la española". ABC Guionistas. 21 November 2012.
  6. ^ a b Jiménez, Adrián (7 January 2019). "Los trabajos de Carlos Montero y Darío Madrona, creadores de 'Élite'". Ecartelera.
  7. ^ "America Reads Spanish".
  8. ^ Granada, Emiliano (19 February 2020). "Carlos Montero on New Netflix Original 'The Mess You Leave Behind'". Variety. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  9. ^ Onieva, Álvaro (14 December 2020). "El final de 'El desorden que dejas', analizado por su creador y actores". Fuera de Series.
  10. ^ Gimeno, Santiago (15 January 2019). "'Gente que viene y bah': Conoce en EXCLUSIVA al personaje que interpreta Carmen Maura". SensaCine.
  11. ^ Gómez, Susana C (16 February 2021). ""No hay que renunciar al localismo o borrar la identidad española con la intención de cruzar fronteras"". Diario de Sevilla.
  12. ^ "Carlos Montero gana el Primavera de Novela con 'El desorden que dejas'". Diario de Sevilla. 18 February 2016.
  13. ^ Granada, Emiliano (18 February 2020). "Carlos Montero on New Netflix Original 'The Mess You Leave Behind'". Variety.