J.A. Bayona

J. A. BAYONA is the director of two of the most internationally acclaimed and award-winning Spanish films, The Orphanage (2007) and The Impossible (2012). Creator of several short films and cult videos, he also is the director of the first two episodes of the Showtime television series Penny Dreadful. A Monster Calls is his third feature film. He lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Books by this Author

Discover the incredible story behind the creation of A Monster Calls, the new film from visionary director J. A. Bayona (The Impossible), based on the acclaimed novel by Patrick Ness.

A Monster Calls tells the story of Conor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall), a young boy whose world has been turned upside down by his mother’s (Felicity Jones) terminal illness. Conor’s life is thrown further into disarray when he is visited by a gigantic monster, formed from the bark of a...