Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1968. Plá studied cinema in Mexico City. His feature debut, the thriller The Zone (2007, 31st Mostra), won best debut at the Venice Film Festival. The Desert Within (2008), his second feature, was exhibited at the 32nd Mostra and was the closing film at the Critics Week at Cannes. He also made a segment of collective film Revolución (2010, 34th Mostra) and the features The Delay (2012, 36th Mostra), awarded at Berlinale, and A Monster with a Thousand Heads (2015). Laura Santullo was born in Montevideo in 1970. She is an awarded novelist and screenwriter, and made the screenplay of all the feature films directed by Rodrigo Plá. The Other Tom is her feature film directorial debut.