Juan Antonio Moreno Amador is a Spanish director, producer, and writer. He is best known for his work in the horror genre, which includes the films "The Devil's Backbone" (2001), "Pan's Labyrinth" (2006), and "Crimson Peak" (2015).
Born in Madrid, Spain, in 1964, Moreno Amador began his career in the Spanish film industry in the 1990s. He directed and wrote the screenplays for a number of short films, including "El Bosque" (1995) and "Amor en la Sombra" (1997).
In 2001, Moreno Amador directed his first feature-length film, "The Devil's Backbone." The film, which was set during the Spanish Civil War, earned critical acclaim and earned him the Goya Award for Best New Director.
In 2006, Moreno Amador wrote and directed "Pan's Labyrinth," which won three Academy Awards and two BAFTA Awards. The film, which was a mix of fantasy and horror, was praised for its artistry and praised by critics for its skillful blending of the two genres.
In 2011, Moreno Amador directed "The Impossible," which was nominated for three Academy Awards. In 2015, he wrote and directed "Crimson Peak," which was a critical and commercial success.
Moreno Amador has also served as a producer on a number of films, including "The Orphanage" (2007) and "The Devil's Backbone" (2012). He is currently in post-production for his upcoming film, "The Shape of Water" (2018).
Moreno Amador is a master of blending fantasy and horror, creating visually stunning films that have earned him critical and commercial success. He has proven himself to be one of the most talented directors in the Spanish film industry.