Jaume Collet-Serra

Jaume Collet-Serra was a Spanish director known for his horror movies and psychological thrillers. He was born on March 23, 1974 in Sant Iscle de Vallalta, Spain. At age 18, he moved to Los Angeles, despite knowing very ... Read more »
Born: 03/23/1974 in Sant Iscle de Vallalta, ES

Filmography

Director (7)

The Shallows 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Run All Night 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Non-Stop 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Unknown 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Orphan 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Goal! 2 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

House of Wax 2005 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (6)

The Shallows 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Extinction 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Anna 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Anna 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Curve 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Eden 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

MTV's Movie Life: House of Wax 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Jaume Collet-Serra was a Spanish director known for his horror movies and psychological thrillers. He was born on March 23, 1974 in Sant Iscle de Vallalta, Spain. At age 18, he moved to Los Angeles, despite knowing very little English, to attend the film school Columbia College Hollywood. He started his film career as a commercial director, filming ads for such companies as Budweiser and PlayStation. Producer/director Joel Silver approached Collet-Serra to direct a remake of the 1953 horror film "House of Wax." Collet-Serra directed the remake in 2005, which starred Chad Michael Murray and Elisha Cuthbert and was a popular success. He went on to direct the psychological thrillers "Orphan" (2009), starring Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga, and "Unknown" (2011), starring Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger. In 2010, he founded his own production company Ombra Films, a platform to launch Spanish directors into the horror industry. Making his own transition to TV, Collet-Serra produced the short-lived horror series "The River" (ABC 2012) along with "Paranormal Activity" (2007) director Oren Peli. Working with Neeson again, as well as Julianne Moore, he directed the action film "Non-Stop" (2014), an action movie that takes place on an airplane and received mixed reviews. He went on to direct Neeson a third time in "Run All Night" (2014), a fast-paced mobster action film.

Milestones

2014

Directed the Liam Neeson thriller "Non-Stop," also starring Julianne Moore.

2012

Directed his first TV show, "The River"

2010

Launched his production company

2005

Directed his first feature film, "House of Wax"

Bonus Trivia

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Directed commercials for Budweiser and Verizon before moving on to feature films.

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Has his own production company, Ombra Films.

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Lists David Fincher, Spike Jonze and Mark Romanek as his influences.

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