Juan Piquer (1935-2011) lived in Madrid, Spain, where he produced and directed film pictures for two over decades. He often used the surname "Simon".
Piquer often worked with the same actors, including Frank Brana. He owned his own studio and creates and/or designs many of the special-effects sequences seen in his films. Piquer worked with some famous American filmmakers when they shot in Spain in the 1960s before becoming a director himself.
A typical Piquer film will have numerous "older technique" special effects, such as matte paintings, rubber-suited monsters, etc. He often used the standard film technique of reverse footage to create certain effects.
- Pod People (Experiment 303) - Co-Writer, Director, Visual Effects
- Supersonic Man (RiffTrax) - Director, Co-Writer, Special Effects