Nacho Solana

Jose is an outdated man with an outdated business. His store, a technical support which made him feel alive in the past, is about to close. One of his last working days José is visited by a mysterious customer.

Director, Filmmaker Nacho Solana is a young Spanish advertising and short film Director. After graduating in Civil Engineering from the University of Cantabria, he decided to train in what he had always been attracted by: cinema and film-making. Besides participating in various courses and seminars in this area, he performed the Master of Cinema History and Aesthetics at the University of Valladolid, and studied Film Direction at Madrid School of Cinematography and Audiovisual (ECAM). He also had the opportunity to specialize in actors’ direction next to the renowned Spanish Stage Director Miguel Narros, participating as an Assistant Director in the theatrical productions of Miss Julie and La Cena de los Generales. Thanks to its training, he has been able to give courses about film-making, as well as moderate debates in film projections. He is currently in charge of the management of El cine en tus manos, a cinema school in Santander, where he teaches several subjects, especially Direction. He has worked in the production, editing, and especially direction departments in many audiovisual projects for different producers. At the moment he is collaborating with Burbuja Films, a production company with which he has directed corporate videos, videoclips, making of and short films. He has directed five short films until date. #7 and On my Mind have received more than 90 awards and selections in national and international film festivals. Intercambios, his one-minute short film which was nominated to the Tripe Destilación Best Short Film by the Notodofilmfest, has already achieved more that 30 selections. Aptitudes (Skills) and Namnala, both recently released, are currently being distributed.

Selected Best Fiction Short Film – Goya Awards (Spain)
Best Short Film – XII Certamen de Cortos contra el Racismo (Spain)
Best Short Film – VII Festival de Cine de Villa María del Triunfo (Peru)
Best Short Film – VI Cortos con Ñ (Spain)
Best Original Script – Rewind Festival 2015 (Spain)
Best Script – Cinema Blue (Spain)
Third Award – Cortópolis (Spain)
Best Masculin Interpretation – VI Cortos con Ñ (Spain)
Special Mention To Alex Angulo – Luna de Cortos (Spain)
Special Mention – XIII Brescello Film Festiva (Italy)
Special Mention – Miradas/Blécker (Luxemburg)
Special Mention – Protesta (Spain)
Choice Award – Cortópolis León (Spain)
Choice Award – Cinema Blue (Spain)

  • Original title Namnala
  • Director Nacho Solana
  • Duration 14
  • Production year 2014
  • Theme Human Rights
  • Aspect 16:9 letterbox
  • Format DCP
  • Category Short Film
  • Subcategory Fiction
  • Gender Drama
  • Producer Burbuja Films
  • Dialogue language Spanish
  • Subtitle language English, Italian
  • Intérpretes Álex Angulo, Babou Cham, Rosa Gil