Salvador Simo

Salvador Simo is a director, screenwriter, animator and illustrator with a real passion for every aspect of the medium.

He has recently co-written and directed the critical success of ‘Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles’, a film inspired by the true story of surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel and his friend and benefactor Ramón, who set out to make an unexpected and ambitious documentary about the Las Hurdes region in Spain.

The film had its world premiere at Animation is Film. The festival gave Simo’s film a special jury prize recognising “its innovative handling of unexpected subject matter.”



The catalan animator and director has an extensive trajectory of more than 20 years: he has gone through the Disney studios in Paris, Bill Meléndez Productions in Los Angeles and MPC in London – where he contributed to the effects special films such as “Prince of Persia” (2010), the saga of “The Chronicles of Narnia”, or the Oscar-winning “The Book of the Jungle” (2016), among many others.

Simo is developing his second feature ‘Gabo: Memoirs of a Magical Life’, an adaptation of Óscar Pantoja’s graphic novel about Gabriel García Márquez.