Directed "Nasty Baby," which starred Kristen Wiig in a rare dramatic role
Wrote and directed the Golden Globe-nominated "The Maid"
Wrote and directed his feature film debut "La vida me mata"
Prior to becoming a director, Silva made music with a number of Chilean bands, including CHC, Yaia, and Los Mono.
"There are a lot of movies that have impacted me—don’t get me wrong, I love movies. But to your question, do I think our job is nonsense? Yes, I really do. I don’t think what we’re doing in general is affecting anything. I think it’d be more useful for humanity if I were doing something else. But I don’t blame myself and I’m not playing the victim. I love what I do and I’m going to keep doing it and hopefully I inspire as many people as possible." - from www.filmcomment.com, June 12, 2015
"I personally enjoy it so much when a movie doesn't go a place I'm expecting. Things that are unexpected are my favorite ingredients in filmmaking or in anything, really. I mean, unless you're dating somebody and that person unexpectedly has bipolar disorder." - from www.indiewire.com, February 18, 2015
"I was feeling bitter on a plane and I wrote that after the fashion world, the movie world is probably the most vain and empty of them of them all. And I say that just because I feel that movies have been linked with glamour and celebrities and I feel it’s so wrong because it’s a beautiful art. It’s the art that looks most like life. You turn on a movie and there are people moving, speaking. There’s music, there’s feelings. It feels like a dream and when you dream, you dream movielike. So the fact that we are dressing movies in such an artificial way and just making remakes of stupid movies and every single actor or actress has a value in the market and everybody wants to see the same face over and over again." - from www.moveablefeast.com, July 10, 2013