Miguel Faus is a screenwriter, director, and producer from Barcelona.
His debut feature "Calladita" (AKA The Quiet Maid) will have its World Premiere at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in November 2023. It is the first European film ever funded by NFTs, after a successful blockchain crowdfund created by Faus himself. The film's cast includes Paula Grimaldo, Ariadna Gil and Luis Bermejo, and it is Presented By Steven Soderbergh, who awarded it a Finishing Funds Grant of $100K.
"Calladita" is based on a short film of the same title that Miguel made in 2020, which premiered at Palm Springs Shortfest and Málaga Film Festival, and was acquired by HBO Max. During development, the project was selected at DAMA Ayuda and at Jim Cummings' Short to Feature Lab.
His previous short film, "The Death of Don Quixote" (2018), won the Melies d’Argent for Best European Short Film at the Sitges Film Festival, and screened at many other festivals all around the world.
In 2021, Variety named Faus as one of ten "Spanish filmmakers to watch".
He graduated with distinction from the MA Filmmaking at the London Film School, and before that, he was a Film Critic in Spain, specializing in interviewing directors such as Pawel Pawlikowski, Olivier Assayas, Ulrich Seidl, François Ozon, Terence Davies, Whit Stillman, Isaki Lacuesta, Pedro Costa, Albert Serra...