Carlos Atanes (born November 8, 1971) is an Spanish film director.
Born in Barcelona, Spain, Atanes has written and directed many works since 1987, using different genres and techniques (Hi-8 video, 35mm., etc). In 1991, he shoots The Marvellous World of the Cucu Bird, which has been followed by another experimental works as El Tenor Mental 1993 and Borneo 1997. Some fiction productions like La Metamorfosis de Franz Kafka 1993, Morfing 1995, Metaminds & Metabodies 1995-1999 or Welcome to Spain 1999 show us a particular vision about cinema and, also, about reality (with a stile that provokes adhesions but aversions too).
In 2003 he started a work about the famous British magician Aleister Crowley, and the outcome was Perdurabo, a medium-length (40 min.) film, which will be the first part of a feature-length movie when Atanes will retake the project.
His first finished feature-length movie is FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions 2004, an independent and digital production about an european dystopia.