Jose Villalobos began his film career composing music for films and TV dramas,such as The Philanthropist and Reconstruction. Some of his most notable work includes his collaboration with Alberto Iglesias for the music of the film The Kite Runner (2007), which was nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Bafta Award.
Subsequently, Villalobos founded Mediagrama Production Company along with Nacho Monge and Rafael Alvarez, with whom he has worked on several films, including Diego Lerman’s The Invisible Eye, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. He has also composed music for short films,such as Martin Rosete’s Voice Over, also available on Feelshorts.
As a writer and director, he has made three films; Wings, from 2012, is his third film, a collaboration with actor Christian Rodrigo, who starred in and produced the film. Both Rodrigo and Villalobos are among what is considered the best-prepared generation in history and yet they are forced to work outside of Spain, tired of not seeing their value recognized in their home country. Both live in Los Angeles, where they produced Wings, in reference to not only the parts of an airplane, but also the parts of a stage not visible to the audience. This comparison goes further in the short film: Wings speaks to the precision, accuracy, to the need to be rigorous and specific in both the construction of the wings of an airplane and in the performance of a piece of music on stage.
With the same precision and virtuosity, Villalobos directs this eight-minute piece, one that any music lover will surely enjoy.