Sebastián Mayayo is an Argentinian film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor. He is best known for his work on films such as The Devils of Urbino (2006), The Sleep of the Dead (2010) and The Night of the Virgin (2016).
Mayayo was born in Buenos Aires in 1972. He was raised in a middle-class family and was exposed to film from a young age. He developed a passion for film and decided to pursue a career in it. He received his degree in film and television from the University of Buenos Aires in 1996.
Mayayo began his career as an editor for the Argentine television series, Jealousy. In 2004, he wrote and directed his first feature film, The Devils of Urbino. The film was a success and was awarded the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
In 2008, Mayayo wrote and directed the film The Sleep of the Dead. The film won the International Critics Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival and was chosen as the Argentine submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards.
In 2015, Mayayo wrote and directed the psychological thriller The Night of the Virgin. The film was a critical success and won the Audience Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
Mayayo has continued to write and direct films since then. He has also produced several films, including the award-winning drama The Queen of Fear (2018).
Mayayo is a master of suspense and atmosphere. His films are characterized by their strong visual style and psychological depth. His work has been praised for its originality and its ability to explore complex themes with subtlety and nuance.
Mayayo is one of Argentina's most acclaimed filmmakers. His work has been recognized with numerous awards and has earned him international acclaim. He continues to write, direct, and produce films with a unique vision and style.