Neus Ballús, born in 1980, is a Spanish director based in Barcelona. She graduated in directing at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona where she obtained her master’s degree in documentary filmmaking. Her three first shorts won several awards at international festivals. She had her breakthrough in 2013 with the documentary The Plague, which follows the life of five protagonists in a suburb of Barcelona. The film had its world premiere at the 63rd Berlinale, was nominated for the European Film Awards, the LUX Prize and the Goyas, and received more than 20 international awards. At the same time, Neus Ballús founded the production company El kinograf in collaboration with screenwriter and director Pau Subiros, which allowed her to develop her own projects. Staff Only (2019) is her first fully fictional feature film.