J.D. Granados was born in 1985 in Honduras where started his way into the arts trough the study of acting and dramaturgy. Soon after he moved to Belgium, he realized he was made for filmmaking and pursued studies for becoming a film director. Now, He has a Master in Audiovisual Arts from the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema & Sound(RICTS) in Brussels.
His bachelor project “Yibril” a touching story about immigration and empathy that unfolds in the heart of Europe was selected for the 22nd International Short Film Festival Leuven 2016 (Belgium) where it won the VAF WILD CARD FICTION 2016. It has also been selected in 15 international film festivals around the world Including: Asiana International Short Film festival (South Korea), Let’s cee film festival (Vienna) and IHRFFA (International Human Rights Film Festival Albania).
His most recent work was created as final master course project. Broken, explores the difficulties of a loving couple that cannot stay together anymore due to the memories of traumatic events in their past.
The films of J.D. Granados tell emotional stories where relatable characters face overwhelming situations. Normally his style includes touches of magic realism aiming to bring balance between the beauty of everyday elements and the unbearable sorrow of its characters.