Mike Mendez, Director
President, La Diabla Productions


A native to Los Angeles, Mike Mendez was in the backyard making movies since the age of 10.

At the age of 23, Mike made his first feature film, Killers, which was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival. The film went on to be released theatrically internationally and was released by Alpine Pictures in the U.S.

He followed that up with the horror comedy, The Convent, which was also accepted into the Sundance Film Festival in 2000, as well as over 30 other film festivals worldwide and released by Lionsgate in the U.S.

In 2002, he produced a documentary for Universal Television and Showtime entitled Masters of Horror, featuring interviews with some of horror’s most legendary filmmakers.

In 2006 Mike’s film, The Gravedancers, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was later released in theaters nationally by Lionsgate & After Dark Films as part of 8 Films To Die For.

Along with producing short films for X-box and working on the television series “Beavis & Butthead”, Mike is putting the finishing touches on his newest film Big ASS Spider! for Epic Pictures, which premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Starring Heroes alum Greg Grunberg.

Mike currently lives in Burbank, California and resides with a ridiculous amount of toys & collectables.