Luis Javier Henaine is a graduate of the Iberoamerican University, where he received a degree in Communication with Honorable Mention and a specialty in Cinema.
His short film titled “Cruces Desiertos” obtained Laudatory Mention and received the awards for Best Director and Best Short Film at the KINOKI University Film Festival. In addition to being selected at various national and international festivals, he was part of the art exhibition “NI UNA MÁS: THE JUAREZ MURDERS” at The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, where he shared the stage with works by renowned artists such as Yoko Ono and Frank Bender.
In 2009 he founded Moonlight Pictures, a production company focused on the development of film projects. The first of them, his debut feature was “Tiempos Felices”, whose world premiere was at the Morelia Film Festival and its international premiere, at the Dubai Film Festival.
He received the New Vision award for the best Ibero-American film within the Santa Barbara Film Festival and the Best First Film award at the Washington Film Festival. He obtained an Ariel nomination from the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences and it was the first fiction film to be distributed by Cinépolis.
While developing his next film, he participated as Executive Producer of Daniel Castro Zimbrón’s “Las Tinieblas”, nominated for 7 Ariel Awards and winner of the Audience Award at the Morelia International Film Festival.
“Solteras”, his second feature film, had its world premiere at the Guadalajara International Film Festival and its international premiere at the Minneapolis Film Festival. Its commercial premiere will be in June 2019 and will again be in charge of Cinépolis.
Among his next projects we can find “Desaparecer por completo”, a supernatural thriller from a script by Ricardo Aguado Fentanes, and “Foreverando”, a comedy series developed in conjunction with Alejandra Olvera Avila and Mario Muñoz.
2020 / DESAPARECER POR COMPLETO / producer and director / (in preproduction)
2019 / SOLTERAS / director, producer and co-writer
2016 / LAS TINIEBLAS / executive producer
2014 / TIEMPOS FELICES / director, producer and co-writer
2006 / CRUCES DESIERTAS / director, producer and co-writer/ short film
2004 / EL SONIDO DEL SILENCIO / director, producer and writer / short film
2003 / EL CIELO NO PERDONA / director, producer and writer / short film