Nacho Cerdà

Nacho Cerdà (born 1968/1969) is a Spanish film director and screenwriter best known for his controversial 1994 short film Aftermath.

Nacho Cerdà
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Cerdà in 2007
Ignacio Cerdà

1968/1969 (age 51–53)[1]
Catalonia, Spain
OccupationFilm director
Known forAftermath




Aftermath is the second in a trilogy of short films known as La Trilogia De La Muerte (The Trilogy of Death). The first film, Awakening, runs for only 8 minutes. Created in 1990, it tells of a boy for whom time stops upon falling asleep in a classroom, only later realising that he had actually died and was experiencing an out-of-body phenomenon. The 1994 sequel, Aftermath, runs at a significantly longer time of 32 minutes, which depicts defilement, mutilation, and necrophilia (see Necrophilia in popular culture for more). The 35 minute finale, Genesis (1998), shows the life of a sculptor whose artwork comes to life while he turns to stone, his work gradually consuming him.[2] The trilogy represents the three stages of life, and in each instance, Cerdà shows how vulnerable we are to the whims of elements beyond our control; time, others, and material possessions respectively.[original research?]


Cerdà also directed The Abandoned which is about an American film producer who returns to her homeland, Russia, to discover the truth about her family history. The film was first released in the US as part of the After Dark Horrorfest in November 2006. The film received a stand-alone release in theaters in February 2007.[3] The DVD was released on June 19, 2007.

In 2011, Paris-based Full House announced that Cerdà would be directing an adaptation of the comic book I Am Legion. The film will be written by Richard Stanley.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Cerdà collects film prints and has a collection of a hundred. He is a fan of atmospheric 1970s horror films, and seeing Jaws in the cinema at age six led him to pursue a career in filmmaking.[1]


  1. ^ a b Blake (2007-09-06). "The Abandoned Interview - Identity Horror, Midnight Madness and More!". Twitch Film. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  2. ^ Siebalt, Joshua (2006-11-19). "Cerda, Nacho (The Abandoned)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  3. ^ Hopewell, John (2007-02-13). "Filmax sells Abandoned to U.S." Variety. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  4. ^ Hopewell, John; Keslassy, Elsa (2011-02-11). "Full House opens doors to Legion". Variety. Retrieved 2014-01-17.

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