J. A. Bayona( 9 May 1975 - Present )
Juan Antonio García "J. A." Bayona is a Spanish film director. In addition to directing television commercials and music videos, Bayona is best known for directing the 2007 horror film The Orphanage, the 2012 drama film The Impossible, and the 2016 fantasy drama A Monster Calls. He is set to direct the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series.
Bayona was born in Barcelona, Spain. He has a twin brother, Carlos García Bayona, whom he acknowledged in an interview as standing in for him on at least one occasion .
He studied at the Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya . At age 19 he met Guillermo del Toro at the Sitges Film Festival presenting Cronos ; Bayona there recognized him as a mentor. After their initial conversations, del Toro promised to aid Bayona in...