Gsus (Zamora, Spain, 1986) is a multi-award-winning writer-director focusing on LGBTQ+ dramas, comedies and fashion films. His work has been screened all over the world at prestigious film festivals as well as in museums such as the Guggenheim Bilbao, MAXXI Roma, or the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney.
He is currently developing the script for his debut feature film titled HISTORIA DE MADRUGADA (Story at Dawn), an LGBTQ drama set in Madrid. The project was selected for the 5th Pitchbox by Filmarket Hub and it was featured on Variety during the 71st Cannes Film Festival, in 2018. He will also participate in a 5-week long Advanced Script Development Workshop at the EICTV in Cuba (September/October 2019).
With his debut short film 'Ephemeral Nature', Gsus won Diane Pernet's ASVOFF Award for Best Film in 2012. The award was given to him by artist Rossy de Palma and the film was later screened with the documentary 'I am Divine' at Liverpool's Homotopia Arts Festival 2013, in the presence of John Waters.
He has directed a few more short films, being a highlight his very personal, and Kickstarter funded OUT, an LGBTQ dramedy that screened at over 45 film festivals. The film is now available on several VOD platforms including Filmin, and it's also had its online premiere on Fotogramas (April 2019).
Gsus lives in London since 2010 where he completed a BA in Media at University of the Arts London in 2014. He's been selected at the skills and talent development programmes, by both, the Berlinale Talents (65th BERLINALE - Berlin International Film Festival 2015) and the BFI NETWORK x BAFTA CREW 2018-2020.
WINNER - BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM - Porto Fashion Film Festival 2018, Lisbon, Portugal / Lola's Manifesto
WINNER - BEST ACTRESS - Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival 2018, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Lola's Manifesto
WINNER - FOUNDER'S CHOICE AWARD - Los Angeles Fashion Film Festival 2018, California, USA / Lola's Manifesto
WINNER - BEST ACTOR - Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival 2018, Cape Town, SA / Lola's Manifesto
WINNER - BEST STYLING IN A FASHION FILM at Canadian International Fashion Film Festival 2017, Calgary, Canada / Litost
WINNER - BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN at Screentest UK's National Student Film Festival 2017, University of Greenwich, UK / Out
WINNER - 2nd Place at Grolsch Film Works Shorts Showcase 2014, London, UK / It Melts
WINNER - BEST COSTUME DESIGN IN A FASHION FILM at Australian International Fashion Film Festival 2014, Sydney / Art of Dress
WINNER - BEST FASHION FILM at Charleston International Film Festival 2014, USA / It Melts
WINNER - BEST SHORT FILM at Transgender Film Fest Germany 2013 / I'm in Love
WINNER - BEST FILM at ASVOFF Barcelona 2012, Caixa-Forum Barcelona, Spain / Ephemeral Nature