(Montevideo, 1976) Film director, writer and producer, he co-produced, wrote and directed three feature films before Belmonte. His first feature, Acné, premiered at the 2008 Directors Fortnight at Cannes. His second film, La vida útil, premiered at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival. El apóstata, premiered at TIFF, was his third feature and first experience shooting in Spain. Belmonte won the Best Screenplay Award in Mar del Plata.