The screenwriter and director Carla Simón was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1986 and grew up in a small Catalan village. She studied audiovisual communication in Barcelona and California and then attended the London Film School. In 2015, she participated in Berlinale Talents where the screenplay for her debut feature film Summer 1993 was selected for the Berlinale Script Station. The completed film screened at the 2017 Berlinale where it won the Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury and the GWFF Best First Feature Award. The film went on to win three Goya Awards and numerous other international prizes.