Jorge Laplace (Jerez, Spain. 1981) is an award-winning film screenwriter & director two times nominee to the Goya Awards (the spanish equivalent of the Oscars) for 30 Years of Darkness and Alfred & Anna.
His films has earned 28 international awards, among them Best Documentary in the International Human Rights Fest of Uruguay or Best Short film in the International Young Filmmakers in Granada, and more than 140 international official selections in such festivals as Cannes Film Festival, Goya Spanish Academy Awards, San Sebastian Film Fest, International Documentary Film Fest of Amsterdam or Brooklyn Film Fest. Additionally he has been awarded the Best Young Andalusian Artist of 2013 as Andalusian of the Future.
His work in TV allowed Jorge to write tv programs, tv movies, late nights, animated series and prime time series (Alli Abajo, La que se avecina) broadcasted in Spanish national stations such Tele5 or Antena3 as well as international stations such CANAL+ (30 Years of Darkness) or Discovery Channel (“Clandestine Amazon”, “Yasuní: genocide in the jungle” o “Life in Flames”)
He has created characters for such illustrious stars as Antonia San Juan (the lead in Pedro Almodovar’s Oscar winning film “All About My Mother”), Juan Diego (three times Goya Spanish Academy Award winner), or the Spanish showman Andreu Buenafuente. He has worked also with the prestigious Spanish film composer Roque Banos, known for his work in “In the Heart of the Sea” and “Sexy Beast”.
Jorge studied screenwriting at film schools and universities in Seville (Degree in Audiovisual Communication), Barcelona (International Master of Screenwriting for Films & Tv) and New York City (1 Year Screenwriting Program, NYFA) before achieving several scholarships like the prestigious Talentia Scholarship. He also taught filmmaking in film schools in Seville and Barcelona.
Jorge has just finished the scripts of two features; Grand Canyon, a survival thriller, and Jack Splat, an animation feature, produced by La Claqueta PC and Forma Animada. Currently he is writing “The hipster & the homeless”: his first movie as a director.