Juan José Ballesta
Juan José Ballesta won the Goya Award (Spain's Oscars) for Best Emerging Actor for his role in El Bola. During the production he quickly became known as an intelligent, determined and mischievous 12 year-old with a great deal of natural presence and sensitivity. While Juanjo had previous television credits, "Pellet" was his first experience in a full-length feature. "Pellet" is a very complex character with serious family problems and playing the lead role was very challenging. Juanjo can also be seen in Film Movement's February 2004 film Carol's Journey.