Juan Villegas was born in Argentina in 1971. As a director he has made films such as Sábado (2001), his first feature film, Los suicidas (2005) and Las Vegas (2018). He has also collaborated as a producer in several films of the director Celina Murga, among them La tercera orilla (2014), which featured Martin Scorsese as executive producer. Before becoming a filmmaker, Villegas worked as a film critic for the magazine El Amante. It is part of the generation of filmmakers that emerged as part of the New Argentine Cinema between the 1990s and 2000s.