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Jonás Cuarón Elizondo (born 1981) is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and cinematographer.[1] He is the son of the Academy Award-winner Alfonso Cuarón.[2] He studied film at Vassar College.

Jonás Cuarón
Born1981 (age 37–38)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, producer, editor, cinematographer
Years active2007–present
Eireann Harper (m. 2007)
Parent(s)Alfonso Cuarón
RelativesCarlos Cuarón (paternal uncle)

His first feature film, Año uña which he directed, wrote and produced, was released in 2007. It is known in English as Year of the Nail. He also co-wrote the highly acclaimed 2013 film Gravity. The film was co-written and directed by his father.[1]

His uncle Carlos Cuarón is also a writer and director and his half-brother Diego Cataño is an actor. His first film credit is a cameo as a child in the 1991 film Sólo Con Tu Pareja, which was directed by his father.


Year Title Director Writer Producer Editor Notes
2007 Año uña Yes Yes Yes Yes Also art director and cinematographer
2013 Gravity No Yes No No Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated- Saturn Award for Best Writing
2015 Desierto Yes Yes Yes No International Federation of Film Critics award for Special Presentations.[3]
TBA Z Yes Yes No No Pre-production

Short filmsEdit

Year Title Director Writer Producer Editor Notes
2007 The Shock Doctrine Yes No executive Yes Documentary short;
Also cinematographer
2013 Domingo No No executive No
2014 Aningaaq Yes Yes Yes Yes Spin-off of Gravity, included as a bonus on the DVD[4]

Acting creditsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Sólo con Tu Pareja Kid at Wedding
1995 A Little Princess Chimney sweep boy Uncredited;
Also credited as staff assistant


  1. ^ a b "Jonas Cuaron". IMDb.
  2. ^ "Autistic Self Advocacy Network, SW Ohio: Autistic Community Condemns Autism Speaks". Autistic Self Advocacy Network, SW Ohio. 23 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Toronto International Film Festival Announces 2015 Award Winners" (PDF) (Press release). TIFF. 20 September 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  4. ^ JAGERNAUTH, KEVIN. "'Gravity' Companion Short Film 'Aningaaq' By Jonas Cuaron Will Be Released As A DVD Extra". Archived from the original on 9 October 2013.

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