The Runner


Five years ago the boss closed the company and fired 300 workers. The first day that he goes out to run he meets one of them.

12 min

DIRECTED BY: José Luis Montesinos
PRODUCED BY: Arturo Méndiz & José María Torres
WRITTEN BY:  José Luis Montesinos & Iakes Blesa
EDITOR: José Luis Montesinos
MAIN CAST: Miguel Ángel Jenner, Lluís Altés

Trailer of the film:

trailer THE RUNNER 1 from José Luis Montesinos. Director on Vimeo.


About José Luis Montesinos


Engineer, director and screenwriter. Director for Catalunya Television. Director of several short films such as FINAL (2003), MATAGATOS (2009) and LA HISTORIA DE SIEMPRE (2010). Currently works as director and screenwriter on several feature films, commercials and for television.
. José Luis Montesinos IMDB

Q&A with the director

Q: How long did it take to make your short? Was it difficult to get financing?
A: It took us three months for pre-production and two days for shooting. Then we spent two months in the editing room. The short was financed by the producer José María Torres who believed in the story from the very first day … The best thing that can happen to a director!

Q: Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”?
A: When I think of a European cinema community I think of co-production, mix of cultures and effort synergy. It’s beautiful when you film a story and people from a lot of different countries can identify with it. I think we’ve got this luck. Also, with THE RUNNER we are trying to change the second chance concept in all of Europe, we think it’s necessary. When you have lost everything, you deserve a second chance.

Q: If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen?
A: All the scenes censored by anyone all through the story of cinema. And then one or two films by Luís García Berlanga.

Q: What is your next project?
A: I’m developing a feature film called 86’D. I’m now searching for financial possibilities in the “European cinema community”. I love the characters who survive using their particular gifts, and that’s what this film is about.


Seminci Valladolid Film Festival EFA Nomination
Cortogenia Best screenplay

On the web

The Runner (2014) – IMDb
European Film Adwards
Interview: Director José Luis Montesinos and star Lluis Altés talk ‘The Runner’

Film contacts:

Short Film Distribution
Josep Prim
Pelai 9, 2-2B
08001 Barcelona
tel: +34 93 486 33 13




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