Galo Semblantes

Galo Semblantes

Non-Sequitur Films
Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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November 2011
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About Galo

I'm a filmmaker from Quito, Ecuador. My feature documentary The Legend of Tayos is set to premiere on February 2021. Currently working on my second film, a sci-fi/dark comedy.



  • American Dreams

    American Dreams (2018)
    Film Producer

  • Dance of Insanity

    Dance of Insanity (2016)
    Film Camera and Electrical Department

  • Project Heaven

    Project Heaven (2016)
    Film (Thriller) Writer Add a Plot »

  • The Legend of Tayos

    The Legend of Tayos (2016)
    Documentary by Galo Semblantes (Documentary) Writer/Director The legend of the Tayos Cave started in 1969 when Janoz Moricz claimed to have found a huge metal library inside the cave, which contained the history of an ancient civilization. Moricz was never able to show any evidence of his discovery due to some problems with the government when organizing the expedition. Seven years later a big Ecuadorian/British expedition organized by Stanley Hall when inside of the caves. Over a 100 scientist and military exploring the place, and as the president of the expedition, Neil Armstrong himself. But there were no signs of the famous Metal Library. What was kept a secret till recently is that behind this two expeditions, there was a whole operation done my Moricz to take out pieces of the library and take them to Argentina. The Legend of Tayos uncovers the secret characters in the story of the Cave and searches for answers about the whereabouts of the famous Metal Library. Written by Anonymous

  • Following Jerry

    Following Jerry (2013)
    by Thomas Schade (Short, Drama and Family) Cinematographer After product has been stolen from a warehouse, everyone becomes a suspect. 'Following Jerry' is about a man with a secret and the challenges of living with a mental illness. Written by Anonymous

  • Infliction

    Infliction (2013)
    (Short, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Sound department A man tries to elude his past, but events take a radical U-turn when he comes face to face with increasingly unnatural revelations.

  • The Invention of Time

    The Invention of Time (2013)
    by Pablo Chozas (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department 'The invention of time' is the story of a suicidal Nosferatu obsessed vampire determined to escape the endless burden of immortality. The casual encounter with a woman will set a plan in motion that if successful will allow him to escape his eternity and make his way into cinematic history. Hidden in the 1922 vampire classic are the clues to transform reality and to achieve a long desired celluloid resurrection. Written by Anonymous

  • The Wretched Prologue

    The Wretched Prologue (2013)
    (Short, Action, Fantasy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department An isolated Roman outpost in the Germanic Black Forest comes under assault from a horde of bloodthirsty barbarians inflicted with a plague spawned from an ancient evil...

  • Mono con gallinas

    Mono con gallinas (2013)
    Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Believing that military experience will make him a strong and respected man, Jorge, a young Ecuadorian, joins the armed forces in the midst of his country's 1941 border war with Peru. Captured and imprisoned by enemy forces and given up for dead, Jorge faces neglect, hunger, and, possibly, even death as he recovers from his injuries. He will soon have to choose between escaping with fellow prisoner Hugo or staying at the camp under the care of the Peruvian nurse Dolores, with whom he's fallen in love. Written by Chicago Latino Film Festival Editors

  • The Art of Existing

    The Art of Existing (2013)
    by Juhi Roddam (Short and Drama) Cinematographer

  • napkins

    napkins (2012)
    by Matt Gengel (Short and Drama) Producer After being away for a decade, Mark travels to his hometown to attend the funeral of his childhood best friend, only to discover the town has all but forgotten him.

  • Bibi the Princess Witch

    Bibi the Princess Witch (2012)
    Film Cinematographer

  • Oblivion

    Oblivion (2012)
    (Short, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Producer John Guy wakes up inside a strange maze. He can only remember a girl he used to love, that seems to be inside the maze too. He starts looking for her. Going through the maze, he finds this weird creatures that show him another world through this dark rooms. Eventually he gets killed by them. After that, he wakes up again, to find out he is doomed to repeat his search over and over till he can get to her. History repeats itself, so does his life. Written by Anonymous

  • Tell Me a Memory

    Tell Me a Memory (2012)
    (Drama, Family and Short) Producer Tell Me a Memory is the story of Roger, an old theater actor who recently became a widower. After his wife's death, he realizes how close is he to reaching the end of the road in his own life, and decides to put all his effort in doing one last theater play that might be his big chance for becoming known. While doing so, he starts having the first symptoms of Alzheimers. As the sickness advance, the lines from the play become the only thing that keeps him alive as he wishes to act in this play that means so much to him. Written by Anonymous

  • The Edge

    The Edge (2012)
    by Askar Bissembin (Short, Drama and Thriller) Sound department A female death penalty executioner is obliged to have a session with psychologist after the botched execution by lethal injection. When the inmate suffers enormously after the chemicals didn't work she makes a decision to suffocate him in order to let him out of his misery. During the session she goes through the journey from the rejection of who she really is to the revelation of true human values she actually carries through out her life. Written by Anonymous

  • The Day He Learnt to Fly

    The Day He Learnt to Fly (2012)
    by Prarthana Joshi (Short and Drama) Sound department Twenty-four year old Zack struggles to break the chains of conformity until he reluctantly agrees to go under the wing of a homeless man who claims to have a guideline to genuine liberty.

  • Imperial Odyssey: Questions of War

    Imperial Odyssey: Questions of War (2012)
    (Short, Action, Drama and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department A human and an alien debate the need for war using examples from the galaxy's contentious history.

  • Natural Beauty

    Natural Beauty (2011)
    Film Camera and Electrical Department

  • Welcome to the Bathtub

    Welcome to the Bathtub (2011)
    (Short and Drama) Cinematographer This short film is a Dark Comedy about the most important 10 minutes of a man's life, a psychiatrist, and the possibility of being able to change the course, of not only his life but some one else's as well.

  • Two Tickets to Paradise

    Two Tickets to Paradise (2011)
    (Short, Comedy, Family and Sport) Cinematographer Two Tickets to Paradise is a hilarious comedy that follows Steve as he buys two stolen tickets to the Rose Bowl only to find out who they really belong to.

  • Imperial Odyssey: The Brushfire Impasse

    Imperial Odyssey: The Brushfire Impasse (2011)
    Video by R.D. Womack II (Short, Drama and Sci-Fi) Sound department Queen Ania is faced with a tough decision that could plunge her people into war.

  • Nighttime

    Nighttime (2011)
    Video (Short, Horror and Thriller) Producer A girl dealing with a post-traumatic experience during the hours before sunrise.

  • 1972

    1972 (2010)
    by Pablo Arturo Suarez (Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director An adventure to the military dictatorship, Communist love and a country in changes.

  • Durante la Lluvia

    Durante la Lluvia (2009)
    by Galo Semblantes (Short, Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Producer Sebastian is an alcoholic hiding from the memories of his ex-girlfriend Ana, in an old abandoned house, where they met years before. But this house is full of memories, as each room becomes a little part of their story. At the end, he will be forced to deal with reality about her death, as another girl shows up in the house. Written by Anonymous

  • Despierta

    Despierta (2008)
    by Ana Cristina Barragán (Short) Producer

  • Debajo del Sol

    Debajo del Sol (2007)
    by Galo Semblantes (Short, Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Producer Anila is born after an atomic war, deep into the underground caves where humanity escaped to survive. She has never seen the sun, and wishes to travel to the outside world. But her journey to the surface also becomes a journey into her relationship with Kaj, her boyfriend who tries to stop her from leaving. Written by Anonymous


  • Fondo Distribución del Instituto de Cine y Creación Audiovisual

  • Fondo Postproducción Instituto de Cine y Creación Audiovisual

  • Fondo CNCine Producción Documental


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