Sunday, May 10, 2009

RIP Rigo Mora

Nicknamed ‘El Duque’ he was born in Mexico on January 9, 1955, he was co-founder of the special effects Necropia (1985), along with Guillermo del Toro. Necropia is responsible for the special effects in several films, such as Cabeza De Vaca, Dollar Mambo, Mentiras Piadosas, Bandidos, and many more. As member of Necropia, Rigo Mora worked in all the Hora Marcada (TV Series) chapters. Necropia's last work was for the directorial debut in a feature film of Guillermo del Toro, Cronos (1993). Mora also collaborated as an advisor on many animation projects released in his native Guadalajara and in Mexico City, like El Octavo Dia, La Creacion, Sin Sosten and Hasta Los Huesos. Mora directed the animated short films Polifemo and Como Preparar Un Sandwich (This one based upon an original idea by Guillermo del Toro), and the live action short Encrucijada, starring Ignacio Guadalupe and Rodrigo Murray. Rigo Mora died on May 6 of respiratory failure in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He appeared as the hangman in the 1990 Euro-western Bandidos.

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