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.

Director's Statement

Everybody deserves a second chance. That was our starting point when we began developing THE RUNNER. It’s a story about the harsh reality of the crisis that harries all of Europe, and about the hope for a better future.
In the film, Miguel Ángel Jenner and Lluís Altés incarnate the former boss and the former employee of a company. A chance encounter that brings back memories of a sad past and that will bring up unexpected possibilities for one of them at a time when he thinks all is lost. THE RUNNER talks about what happens when suddenly the ordinary becomes extraordinary. A funny reflection about the economic crisis that leaves out political criticism and centres on the humane reality of two characters who could be any of us.
Because any and all of us deserve a second chance.

Director's Biography

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.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: José Luis Montesinos

Written by: José Luis Montesinos, Iakes Blesa

Produced by: Arturo Méndiz, José María Torres

Cinematography: Marc Zumbach

Editing: José Luis Montesinos

Production Design: Carlos Pequerul

Costume Design: Ester Palaudaries

Original Score: Javi Rodero

Sound Design: Xavi Saucedo

Cast: Miguel Ángel Jenner, Lluís Altés

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2015