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Ernesto Díaz Espinoza (born June 10, 1978 in Santiago, Chile) is a writer, film director and editor known for Kiltro (2006), The ABCs of Death (2012) and Redeemer (2014).[1]

Ernesto Díaz Espinoza
Ernesto Díaz Espinoza at the set of Kiltro
Ernesto José Díaz Espinoza

(1978-06-10) June 10, 1978 (age 41)
Santiago, Chile
Nationality Chilean


He studied Audio Visual Communication in Cinema and Television. He took a course in scriptwriting at the university of Pompeau Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.

In 2006 he writes, directs, and edits his first feature film and the first South American martial arts film Kiltro, it received the honor from wiken as the best Chilean director and writer of 2006.

Mirageman, his second feature, received even more critical acclaim and received numerous audience awards in genre film festivals from around the world. Film critic Harry Knowles wrote "Mirageman is probably one my favorite superhero movies of all time."[2]

Mandrill, has been referred to as a cross between James Bond films and 1970's blaxploitation films. It had its world premiere at 2009 Fantastic Fest Film Festival where it won best actor for Marko Zaror and best Fantastic Fest Feature.[3] In 2010 it wins the audience award at the Vina Del Mar International Film Festival. In 2011 it won best action film at FANTASPOA in Brazil.

In 2012 he wrote and directed Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman which combined the 1970s blaxploitation genre with Latin American culture. In the same year, he directed a short in The ABCs of Death, a horror anthology directed by genre filmmakers from around the world.

In 2014 at the Valdivia International Film Festival he premiered Santiago Violenta, a crime comedy with the tagline "A Story of Guns and Mixed Drinks" It won the audience award for best Chilean movie. The same year he premiered Redeemer, a modern western with martial arts at the 2014 Fantastic Fest Film Festival..



  1. ^ "Movies" – via
  2. ^ headgeek. "Harry says, it is no mirage - I loved MIRAGEMAN at Fantastic Fest - a Chilean Superhero Martial..."
  3. ^ Fantastic Fest (October 7, 2009). "FANTASTIC FEST AWARDS 2009" – via YouTube.

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