That Wasn’t Me
That Wasn’t Me

That Wasn’t Me

Director Esteban Crespo

Production year 2012

Length 24min.

Country Spain


Being a soldier is not difficult: either you get used to it or they kill you. The hardest thing is getting used to living with your memories and being yourself again after doing what you have done.


Best Short Fiction | Tirana ISFF, Albania, 2012

Jury Award | Shnit Short FFs, Switzerland, 2012

Best Short film, Best Non-Hispanic Language Short Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Editing | Villamayor de Cine FF, Cuenca, Spain, 2012

Human Rights Award | FICPA Cine de Pasto IFF, Spain, 2012

Best Short Film, Silver Cactus for Best Director, Best Actor, Audience Award | Malaga Spanish FF, Spain, 2012

Best International Short | People´s FF-TPFF, USA, 2013

Best Short | Tiburon IFF, Mexico, 2013

1st Prize, Best Actress Prize | Isaac Albeniz SFF, Spain, 2013

2nd Prize | International Film Weekend Wuerzburg, Germany, 2013

Goya Award for Best Short Fiction | Goya Awards, Spain, 2013


Esteban Crespo
Esteban Crespo



José Luís Matas-Negrete


Esteban Crespo

Director of Photography

Angel Amorós

Production designer

José Luis Azcona

Music by

Juan de Dios Marfil


Lin Chang, Jesús Espada


Vanessa Marimbert

Production company(ies)

Producciones africanauan, s.l. (Madrid)

Esteban Crespo

Born 1971, Madrid, Spain. Crespo began his career as a director and screenwriter in the documentary world, producing numerous works for television. He later became a content assessor and analyst for children’s programs on TVE. He combined these jobs with the direction of the short films. His work includes: Always Wanted to Work at a Factory, To Love,The End, Lala (Nominated for Best Fiction Short Film at the Goyas), and No One’s Fault (Jury Prize at the Montreal IFF).


Always Wanted to Work at a Factory (2005 short), To Love (2005 short), The End (2006 short), Lala (2009 short), No One’s Fault (2011 short), That Wasn’t Me (2012 short).

FILMS 2013