Ricardo JR Albiñana/
Claudia Barral Magaz/
Álvaro de la Herrán/
Félix Fernández de Castro/
Mauri D. Galiano/
Juan Gama de Cossío/
Tino de la Huerta/
Julio Pérez Pascual/
Maria Sosa Betancor/
Born in Madrid, he studied film direction at the New York Film Academy, and script writing with Robert McKee. He has directed commercials, music videos, video art films, television series and films worldwide in different cultures.
He’s a versatile storyteller with a deep understanding of human behavior and a special touch to direct actors. As a script writer he was selected for the SUNDANCE FILM INSTITUTE for the Screen Writers Lab.
Aguillaume has directed campaigns for Coca Cola, BMW, Toyota, Chevrolet, Banco de Santander, Sprite, McDonald’s, MAPFRE, Paul Versan, La Caixa, Nescafé, Ann Summers, Alpha Beer, Bitdefender, Burger King, Bergenbier, Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Foster’s Hollywood, Lenor, among many others. His campaigns and his films have been awarded at Fiap, Eurobest, New York Festival, Cartagena de Indias Film Festival… and he was nominated as best director at Young Director’s Cannes Festival.
Alauda Ruiz de Azúa is a graduate in Audiovisual Communication (UPV) and Cinema Direction from the ECAM. After school, she worked as assistant director and script supervisor. While gathering professional experience, she wrote and directed two short films : “Clases Particulares” (Private Lessons, 2005) and “Dicen” (They Say, 2011). Combined, they obtained more than 100 national and international awards. Her last short film, “Nena” (Nena, 2011) has been screened at the Austin Film Festival which preselects for the Oscars.
Alauda began her career as a director in 2007. She has directed spots for brands such as: Toyota, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Once, Mapfre, BBVA, AXA, JCPenney, McDonalds, Orange … In 2012, he founded his own production company: Igloo Films.
In 2021, Alauda has written and directed his first feature film “Cinco Lobitos” (“Lullaby”).
Ricardo JR Albiñana
The world of publishing was the school where, thanks to other directors, he learned to give shape and rhythm to the pieces. Passionate about this fact, this was the starting point for him to make the leap into direction. In the format that he feels most comfortable in is comedy and directing actors, but he also enjoys the world of table-top and packshot, where he develops with ease and great patience, making a detailed and creative work. In his career as a director, he has won awards in the most famous international festivals. He likes to surround himself with talented people to bring the best to his work.
David AlcaldeStatus: Freelance
Born in Barcelona on the 70’s, David Alcalde started his career in the world of the Special Effects creating his own company, DDT SFX (Oscar Academy Award for its works in the movie Pan’s Labyrinth)
He started directing in 1996, not only advertising but as well music video and different fiction formats, receiving over the years several awards and recognition in different festivals all over the world.
The more than 400 adverts in his reel include projects for brands as Sony Playstation, Coca-Cola Co., Pepsico, Toyota, Seat, Volswagen, Canal+, Cadbury’s, T-Mobile, Telefónica, Carlsberg, Mitsubishi, Telmex, Sony-Ericsson, Banco Santander, Reckitt Benckiser o P&G just to mention some of them. He also directed campaigns for NGO’s as Doctors Without Borders, Red Cross, Intermon Oxfam or Action Agaisnt Hunger.
In 2020 he was elected President of the Association of Spanish Advertising Directors, ADDP, position that he stills occupies nowadays.
Before starting his directing career he worked as a creative in Buenos Aires. This helps him to understand, throughout the production process, how things work on the other side of the table. He lives in Spain, though he continues filming on both shores of the Atlantic: normally comedies or storytellings involving actors. Some brands he’s worked with in recent years are: Audi, Renault, Coca Cola, Amstel, Movistar.
During his free time he records his daughter Delfina skating and films documentaries. He’s currently working on his third, a film about Diego Maradona for HBO MAX.
More than twenty years directing Advertising, Video Clips, Documentaries… and anything that has to do with telling a story.
Waiting for one day to be released in a remote jungle, for an indefinite period of time, with a camera and as he says…”to hunt”, he will continue to wage war on any project that comes along.
After training in Madrid as an audiovisual director, I started working as a camera and editor in television programs. A few years later I decided to quit and start making videos for small brands on my own, where I grew up to take over advertising and enter production companies.
Since then I have worked for clients such as Pepe Jeans, Gillette, Orange, Volkswagen, and I have also directed music videos for artists such as Rels B, Bad Gyal or Kaydy Cain among others.
I come from the Basque Country, the north of Spain. I studied the Humanities degree where I learn to see the world form another perspective. I moved to my second city, Barcelona, and studied a cinema master’s degree to become part of this world. My passion brings me where I am now.
I enjoy being, believing, chatting and choosing. Creating after crying, dancing and dreaming. I enjoy experimenting the feeling of giving. Growing up helping, hugging and joking around. Whenever I can I jump, kiss and laugh. Listen, LIVE, love and make up stories observing and organizing. Overthinking sometimes, why not. I like painting, partying and playing, and singing. Sometimes I scream too. And I enjoy sleeping, speaking in Basque, Spanish, English, Catalan and French. I love thinking, traveling, trusting, trying, understanding, walking, wondering, and definitely writing.
Alberto ArellanoStatus: Freelance
Alberto is a live action and table top director with a contemporary and aesthetic gaze, his films are visually attractive and his work is based on an impeccable design, a careful and inventive art direction and a suggestive and cinematic storytelling.
His films are a combination of mesmerizing images with a magnetic way of showing them which definitely engage viewers, any technique is welcome, from stop-motion, slow-motion to live action, he has a precise but artistic approach to the brief in order to make the story grow to convey the message in the most tempting manner.
Restless and linked to his great passion, he writes and directs several short films, among which are Día de perros, Bendita Massacre or ArenA, the latter with more than 20 international awards. While continuing his career as a director, he leaps into publicity by making spots for big companies such as Nike, Toyota or Amnesty International and signing several international awards. However, his close ties with the cinema do not allow him to stray too far.
He writes several scripts for feature films, among which are “version7”, “39 floors”, “Banff” and “IRA”, the latter being produced and brought to the big screen recently.
In 2017 he premiered his first feature film as director IRA, winning the award for the best New Director at the Toulousse Festival. Selected in Seminci, Mar de plata, NY independent film festival and Sao Paulo. After an incredible reception by the press, it opens in commercial theaters and is broadcast on digital platforms such as Movistar, filmin and Amazon.
He is currently in the production phase of his second feature film “DRGS” and in the development phase of a series project.
The Super Cinexin 8 and the VHS of E.T, BIG, The endless stories, Momo, Nanu or Bud Spencer and Terence Hill accompanied him throughout his childhood.
He started out as an Art Director in different advertising agencies, such as Proximity or PS21, because according to him he wanted to make “30-second micro films”. He was not on the wrong track.
With his first short film “Se verlas al reversés” he won different international awards at festivals such as the Miami short film festival, the Hong Kong Internatinal Mobile Film Awards or the Georgia Urban Mediamakers Film Festival. With his latest short film GUARDA he has won in Rome for best short film and in the RIR of Ourense for best director.
He mixes the direction of actors and narrative with a strong aesthetic sense, this makes his work increasingly directed towards fiction. Clients such as Microsoft, El Corte Inglés, Canal + or Iberdrola have trusted in his work.
1991. Son of La Margot.
Descendant to filmmakers and bandits. He gets easily sensitive. He’s passionate about El Caldero del Mar Menor and Estrella Levante beer. He grew up holding a camera around La Condomina grass fields, where’s he would have loved to play.
“Since I was a child I always enjoyed to play ‘cutting’ reality in the blink of an eye and ‘editing’ the scenes in my mind.”
Jep born and studied Graphic Design & Audioviuals in Barcelona. Passionate about films, photography, 3D, Motion Graphics and VFX. After living in New York and LA for a while, learning professional film-making from internationally renowned Directors, he returned 7 years ago to Barcelona in order to direct films with his own style.
He has directed commercials and films with world renowned athletes and footballers like Andres Iniesta, Rafinha Alcantara, Thiago Alcantara, Sergi Roberto, Philippe Coutinho, Arthur Melo, Marc-André ter Stegen, Luis Suárez…
He has recently premiered “Resiliencia” Documentary Film for Amazon PrimeVideo
Agencies & Brands: Havas, DDB, TBWA, Ogilvy. AUDI, ADIDAS, SEAT, FC.BARCELONA, Amazon PrimeVideo, ISDIN, CODORNIU, GSK, ORDESA, GRANINI, PUIG, DESIGUAL…
Biceps is a directing duo formed in 2018 by Victor Aguilar (Zipi) & Egoitz Audikana (Audikana). Zipi used worked as creative director for Mccann Spain, Shackleton and Contrapunto. After a very successful career in the advertising industry, that made him won lots awards including various Lions at Cannes, he decided to jump into directing. After over 8 years working as a commercials director he has developed a very own style combining a great art direction with a humurous an a very visual style. Audikana comes from the fashion and the music video background. After studying a Film career in London he started working in the fashion photography industry assisting photographers like Barnaby Roper, Paul Gore or Nick Knight. After a few years working in the industry he decided to jump into directing music videos and commercials. Now he combines his work between the fashion photography and directing commercials. Audikana´s work really stands out from the crowd because of his striking cinematography with contemporary chic.
Andrea BielsaStatus: Freelance
I was born in San Sebastian, a small city in the North of Spain, in 1983. When I was 20, I moved to Barcelona where I studied cinematography. Since then I dedicated my life to photography and films, working for different brands and agencies as much in fashion campaigns as in commercials and fashion films. I’ve always been in love with every single thing that involves fashion. In my work I try to follow an attractive and minimalist line, being consistent with my own style.
Alvaro Brechner is a GOYA award-winning writer and director of feature films, television and commercials. Alvaro Brechner began his career directing TV documentaries and short films. He has written and directed three feature films, Bad Day to go Fishing (Mal Día Para Pescar), Mr.Kaplan and A Twelve-Year Night (La Noche de 12 Años). His films have been selected in several festivals such as Cannes Film Festival and Venice Film Festival. All three of his features have received more than 100 international awards, and been chosen as Uruguay’s official selection for the Oscar Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Born in Uruguay, he got a Master in Creative Documentary at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain. He has directed several documentaries for History Channel, Odyssey and TVE, and three award winning short films: The Nine Mile Walk, Sofía and Segundo Aniversario. He received the National Literature Award in Uruguay, and invited as a Jury member of the Cannes Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival, Warsaw, Sofia, Turin, Gijón, Málaga, Valencia and Fribourg.
An exceptional and versatile storyteller, Alvaro Brechner approaches his characters with great empathy and his mastery of genres and styles from comedy to melodrama enables him to reach any audience.
He is a director with an extensive national and international career. His work with the actors is exhaustive, with a special focus on character building techniques while growing within the sequences, creating a great atmosphere as a result.
His distinctive point of view, impeccable taste in art direction and his gift for storytelling help him achieve highly visual, powerful movies.
His work has been awarded at the Cyclope festival, Cannes, EL Sol, DA&D and the Spanish Club of Creatives Awards. He’s also been nominated by the Saatchi & Saatchi New Director´s Showcase, a very special and genuine competition in Cannes.
He is currently working on fiction projects as executive producer, showrunner and writer in his own production company Ramen Studio. Developing (pre-production) TVShow Solar, a vibrant SciFy thriller story in the middle of outer space. Also, he is co-creator of the TvShow Exorcism of Avila in production.
He loves acting!
Crazy about advertising, lover of science fiction. He started as art creative in advertising agencies. Brands like Pepsi, Amstel, Nike … trusted his work.
Rebeca CalleStatus: Freelance
Rebeca graduated in 2012, soon she directed shortfilms, music videos and fashion films, some of them were selected and awarded in several festivals. Then she took the leap into the world of advertising.
With a special intuition for advertising narrative, she takes the utmost care of aesthetics, treatment of light and details. She has worked for several national and international brands and agencies, and also has a particular complicity working with actors and celebrities that makes them feel comfortable while shooting.
Melomaniac, film and music-films lover, she is constantly changing. She loves to travel, chocolate, climb, and dogs. And her second surname is Barbarrosa, like the pirate.
Female. 1,60 cm scarce. Asturian by DNA and Catalan by adoption. Trained in graphic design. More than 30 years between postproduction and filmmaking in the field of advertising. I confess that I love my work, that I am excited about excellence in advertising and communication. That I always belong to a team of people (I love people) who work and are passionate. Everything is better if we are. That I don’t have a “genre”. My language is audiovisual narrative. That good ideas win me over, no matter how small they are. This is who I am.
After work as a fashion filmmaker in different cities of Spain, and also after living in Mallorca an Izmir, he settle in Barcelona to become a Director specialized in commercials and music videos. He worked for internacional brands as Nescafé, Buitoni, Bershka, Pullmantur, Mango, Beko, Aldi, Pantene or the Rafa Nadal Foundation. With varied University studies in media and Cinema Direction, he develops his own vision through the creativity of the music videos, normally with emerge artist: Kyne, Hard Gz, Go Cactus, The Prussians, Saïm, Iris Deco or Donallop. Also he worked with the best cinematography spanish talent: Thais Català, Lluís Ferrer, Lucas Casanovas, Maria Codina, Albert Bada or Pol Camprubí.
His grandparents had a cinema and his parents owned a videoclub, so he had to make the movies. Passionate for acting, he has studied for over 15 years theatre in Argentina, Spain and USA. He started to enjoy being behind the cameras at the age of 15 in Los Angeles. Since that moment he never stopped being anywhere else.
Regarding his commercial work, he has worked over 10 years with different clients and agencies, specialized in sports and celebrities.
In scripted work and short films, he has over 60 selections and 30 awards in national and international festivals with his stories.
Félix Fernández de Castro
Born and raised in Barcelona, Felix Fernandez de Castro has spent half of his lifetime working in advertising.
First as a creative for more than a decade, writing his own stories.
And then afterwards, shooting stories written by others, which earned him at last to define himself as a director.
On either side of the camera, his work has been aknowledged in almost every advertising festival in the world, from Cannes to El Sol, including One Show, New York, Euro Best, Epica, and many others.
In addition to his work in advertising, in 2010 he directed the documentary Maria and I, finalist in the Goya awards, and in the Official Selection of festivals like San Sebastian, London BFI, Thessaloniki, Pu-San, and winner of the best Opera Prima in the REC and Alcine festivals.
He´s a director and founder of his production company, Blank films, since 2017.
Catxo López was born in Madrid in 1973.
When he was only 23 years old, he began his career as a director on Canal + directing music programs, concerts and music-videos. Soon after, he worked as an executive producer at Disney, and finally launched into the world of directing advertising, where he has won many awards in recognition of his work, he has directed more than 200 ads, and is represented in 40 different countries.
Regarding his work in Fiction, in 2015 he released his first feature film TEMPORAL, a social criticism in a black humor key, with great success from specialized critics and selected in more than 20 festivals. He has directed episodes for MALAKA (TVE) and EL MINISTERIO DEL TIEMPO (TVE, HBO).
Andres has directed tv ads since 2011 for brands like Nestle, Coca Cola, Corona, Walmart, Bimbo, Nissan, Mercedes Benz and in different countries.
In 2013 he won the Golden Circle prize for best young director in the ¨Circulo Creativo de Mexico¨ festival. His work has received many awards in different festival. Some of his work have won prizes in festivals such as Effie, Cannes and Ojo de Iberoamérica.
He is known for shaping his projects with a pretty elaborated art direction, which turns them into pieces with a very peculiar fun humanism. He likes conceiving his projects with a very complex character design and from there he starts to generate the narrative and the visual universe of the film. He is usually chosen to be in charge of projects that require visual comedy, children’s stories and scripts that fuse the narrative of the story.
He was born in Mexico City in 1983, and currently lives in Madrid.
Not everything is an AD. Local from Cabo de Cruz. I like to remember that I was a Galician volleyball team captain and that I left it when I was on top, although I admit it was in the cadet category. Being Galician and allergic to shellfish is the least of my contradictions.
Degree in Philology of the USC and Degree in Film Direction of the ESCAC.
Not everything is an AD. Local from Cabo de Cruz. I like to remember that I was a Galician volleyball team captain and that I left it when I was on top, although I admit it was in the cadet category. Being Galician and allergic to shellfish is the least of my contradictions.
Degree in Philology of the USC and Degree in Film Direction of the ESCAC.
Spanish director Victor Claramunt is celebrated for his clever, cinematic, award-winning fashion films.
Claramunt began his career as art director, sharpening his creative eye as a director of fashion films. There is a magical feel to everything he shoots. Each piece reflects his unique style – a love of Hollywood cinema and a smart mix of humor, surrealism, action, and drama.
His impressive portfolio includes award-winning films for major brands, including including Giorgio Armani, Herbal Essences, Prada, Nespresso, Air France, Roger Vivier, LongChamp, Coca-Cola, El Corte Inglés, PlayStation, Sony Music, Adidas, Andres Sardá, Nestle…
Claramunt has awarded in the top 5 fashion film festivals, according to Forbes list, among which are La Jolla, Berlin FFF, London FFF,ASVOFF, Buenos Aires FFF…
Licenciada en Comunicación Audiovisual por la Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, concluyó sus estudios entre Lisboa y la Universitat Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona.
Su primer videoclip, “Follow me” para Maïa Vidal y producido con muy poco presupuesto, fue nominado a mejor videoclip pop internacional en los UKMVA 2012, junto a MIA, Lana del Rey y Justice, y también obtuvo nominación en los Young Directors Award de Cannes. Su carrera siempre ha estado muy ligada a la música, dirigiendo videoclips para artistas como Amaia, Jorge Drexler, C. Tangana o Sen Senra.
Ha trabajado como directora de publicidad en productoras como Mamma Team, CANADA o Primo, y marcas como Decathlon, Bitter Kas, El corte inglés o Volkswagen, entre otras.
Su carrera también está reconocida por la presencia en el ámbito docente, dando conferencias y Masterclass en diferentes escuelas, y es profesora de Video Workshop en la Universidad de Vic. Joana es fundadora de la ADDP (Asociación de Directoras y Directores de Publicidad), habiendo formado parte de la primera Junta Directiva.
Award winning director and screenwriter born in Palma de Mallorca, educated in Barcelona and New York. His first feature film “Yo” (Me) received the Revelation of the Year Award at the Cannes Film Festival, the FIPRESCI at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam and the Gran Prix at the Annecy Biennial, among others. He has also directed campaigns for such brands as Ikea, Volkswagen, La Quiniela and PhotoEspaña, and has won several awards such as the Golden Sol at the San Sebastian Advertising Festival, the Effectiveness Grand Prix granted by the Spanish Advertisers Association, the WINA, and the “Excellence in Advertising” Award at the Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum in Spain.
Juan Gama de CossíoStatus: Freelance
Juan Gama de Cossío has developed the bulk of his career directing different advertising formats, simultaneously with some forays into the fiction, music videos, documentaries and TV shows.
In the commercial field, he has worked for the best agencies in Spain and LATAM: Shackleton, DDB, Contrapunto, Officer & Gentleman, Mccann, TVP New York, Lapiz- Leo Burnett Chicago and for clients as diverse as Pepe Jeans, Pornhub , Jameson, Sony Music, WWF, Abanca, Nivea, Cadena SER or Chilean Government.
Some of the campaigns in which he has participated have been recognized at international advertising, art and film festivals, such as D&AD, The Clios, Cannes Lions, The One Show, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Sol, Caóstica or Art by Chance.
I’ve been working on film, tv and advertising since 2004. I’ve been writing, directing and producing for different production companies. Now I shoot traditional advertising, branded content and I also develop personal projects such as short or experimental films. I also have a little production company called La Costa to make stuff with friends.
Rebeca Díaz begins her professional career in the world of advertising, as an Art Director at the McCann agency. Non-conformist and eager for new adventures, Rebeca studied Film in Los Angeles, where she won the award for Best New Director for her short film “Bogart and I” at the New York Film Academy. After returning to Spain, she made the leap to directing advertising in 2001, first with Tesauro and then with her own production company, Brother’s Films. Throughout her career, she has won numerous awards, including a bronze at the Cannes Film Festival and two golds at El Sol.
Her dedication to advertising has not prevented her from experimenting in the world of fiction, where she has shot several fashion films such as “La Madelon” and “Forgotten Souls”, which have won numerous awards at international festivals, including the Berlin Fashion Film. Her latest fiction project, the short film “Seiscientos”, with Maggie Civantos and Ismael Martínez. A modern three-way love story that was screened at the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival.
Santiago de Compostela, 1988
Formado en Comunicación Audiovisual en Santiago y Madrid y en Dirección de Cine por la Escuela de Cine Bande à Part de Barcelona. Tras unos años alternando su trabajo como fotógrafo y desarrollando proyectos de ficción con los que participó en más de 30 festivales nacionales e internacionales, ficha por Movistar+ como realizador.
Allí realiza campañas de relevancia como los lanzamientos de los canales #0, #Vamos o campañas de promoción de Juego de Tronos. En Movistar+ toca todo tipo de géneros, desde una comedia que mezcla surrealismo con un tono muy británico a piezas muy estéticas relacionadas con el mundo del deporte.
Ha dirigido a numerosas estrellas del panorama artístico y deportivo español e internacional: Rafael Nadal, Pep Guardiola, Álex González, David Broncano, Andreu Buenafuente, Edy Tavares, Richard Hendrix, Felipe Reyes, Víctor Claver, Joaquín Reyes, Hugo Silva, Leonor Watling, Álvaro Cervantes, Irene Escolar, etc…
En los últimos 7 años ha trabajado con marcas como La Liga, BBVA, Peugeot, Famosa, Estrella Galicia, Nescafé, Netflix, Once, o Dentix y para agencias como McCann, DDB, TBWA, Grey Amsterdam, Sra Rushmore, Havas, La Despensa o Leo Burnett.
D. Eceolaza crafts powerful stories and visual portraits using gripping, emotional narratives. He is driven by a life-long passion for the visual arts, literature and film. His body of work is characterised by a highly visual and poetic aesthetic intertwined with an energetic and surprising storytelling.
On the commercial side, his unconventional style has caught the eye of some major brands with whom he has been collaborating all over Europe. He wrote and directed BMW’s global launchfilm for the Vision iNext and won the Porsche Award in 2019. Other clients include Audi, Coca-Cola, Cupra, Movistar, McDonalds and PlayStation.
In the realm of music videos and narrative, his work has reached over 180 million views online. It spans a variety of genres ranging from opera, on a video conceived for soprano Ana Netrebko and historic label Deutsche Grammophon, to techno and electronic music in “Seasonal”. An award-winning documentary series co-created with Kid Simius, on musicians living in Berlin and the way the city impacts their sound, released in collaboration with Highsnobiety and rtve.
eMe is the alter ego of director Quique Medina. Multidisciplinary and with a great sensitivity for aesthetics, eMe got specialized in design. He began as an art director in advertising agencies, to later dedicate himself to the world of post-production / 3D as a VFX supervisor in national and international campaigns.
In 2016 he decided to create his own production company Custom Films. His activity related to the world of advertising has taken him to the international market in places like Los Angeles, Atlanta, Paris, Moscow, St Petersburg, India etc… His impressive portfolio includes award-winning pieces made for major brands, he has work for clients such as Coca -Cola, Audi, WG, Seat, Ford, Toyota, Skoda, Dell, L’Oreal, Revlon, JeanPAul Galltier perfume, Carolina Herrera NY, Antonio Banderas Perfume, Santander Bank, CaixaBank, Orange, Affinity, just to name a few.
Alex EsteveStatus: Freelance
I’m a Spanish Director and mojito lover that makes crazy commercials, branded content, and music videos for clients all around the world. Over the years I’ve been directing films and developing my way of visual storytelling, combining cinematic imagery with a meticulous eye for detail. Some of my works have been recognized in places like the USA, Japan, Denmark, Scotland, Spain, or México.
Jordi Estrada was born and raised on the outskirts of Barcelona and studied Film Directing at Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya. Jordi has developed his career as a director in music videos, short films, fashion and advertising, and his works have been published in Vice, i-D Magazine, Hercules Magazine, Fucking Young and taken part in festivals such as ASVOFF or Milano Fashion Film Festival.
Born in Paris and bred in Madrid, Virgil left the Land of the Blazing Sun to forge his way through the foggy world of ﬁlmmaking in London. Virgil honed his skills in design and ﬁlm at Central Saint Martins in London.
Shortly after, Virgil made waves in the international market where he has worked on many ground-breaking high-proﬁle campaigns for clients such as Ikea, Volkswagen, Amazon, Vodafone, Cupra, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Orange, McDonald’s, Visa, Etisalat, Verti and Sony among many others.
Virgil has received many international awards including; 1 D&AD Yellow Pencil, 2 Cannes Awards nominations, 2 Golden CdeC Awards, 1 Gold ADC Awards 97th, 4 Gold Loeries in 2018 and 2020, 1 London International Awards at LIA 2018, 4 Dubai Lynx awards in 2018 and 2020. And nominations for the the Berlin Fashion Film festival & the Bokeh South African Film festival.
I grew up in the middle of the Mediterranean, floating on an island. I use to lie massively as a kid. Lying is about inventing, it’s story telling, with bad consequences if you do not do it properly 🙂 So I think I was good, I had good skills. I was astonished when I found out that story telling could be a way of life as respectable as any other. I thought: “I can be good at that”. So I decide to move and give it a try.
Graduating from film school in 2016, Alex delved headfirst into moving image developing his identity through various mediums before finding his feet through his mastery of VFX and narrative-led work.
His music video for Cora Novoa’s ’State of Mind’ won him the award for Best Electronic Music Video at the UKMVAs as well as a Best Music Video at The Soundie Awards in Barcelona. In 2020 his video for María José Llergo ‘A través de ti’ won Best International Video at the BAMVF awards, whilst also receiving his second UKMVA nomination.
Alex’s star is continually rising in 2021, with a Best Director nomination for this years Ciclope awards, a Best Music Video nomination at the Latin Grammys and his third UKMVA nomination this time for the VFX work in his video for Fuel Fandango ‘Mi Huella’.
Sergi Garnica was born in Barcelona in 1981.
He studied Cinematography at the EMAV school in Barcelona and graduated in Audiovisual Production and Shows from the ITES school.
He started working at a very young age, in Barcelona Televisió (BTV), as a camera operator and filmmaker for more than 10 years.
But Sergi was clear that this first path had, for the moment, its end.
His perseverance and desire for new challenges led him to a small change of course.
Currently Sergi Garnica is advertising director and photographer.
Versatile and committed when facing any job, he continuously participates in numerous audiovisual productions of any field: mainly advertising spots but also music videos, branded content or fashion films.
His passion for the image and the aesthetic strength that it provides, have led him to incorporate works as a photographer into his portfolio. In this sense, Sergi Garnica works for advertising campaigns, fashion editorials and online magazines.
When I began working as a Director’s Assistant in a production company in Barcelona, I immediately understood how complex advertising language is. A language governed by the short time we are given to present an idea and where every small detail counts.
I spent the following years assimilating this language and alternating between directing music videos and my job as a Director’s Assistant working on large, high-profile projects. During this time in which I soaked up all kinds of references I became aware that a few of them had something which made them stand out over the rest. It didn’t have so much to do with the means by which something was done but more to do with how all the aspects that made them up complemented each other to create a piece with its own personality. And that is precisely the thing that stimulates me as a director: to condense and deconstruct the creative idea so as to reveal its essence and use this as a guide to create pieces that generate new sensations.
My work has received recognition and has won awards among which a “EuroBest” and a “New York International Advertising Awards” stand out.
Álvaro de la Herrán
Álvaro es director de cine publicitario y ficción, guionista y creador de contenidos, especializado en narrativas dirigidas a crear emociones, con un estilo visual limpio, elegante y evocador. Es licenciado en Ciencias de la Información y Publicidad por la UCM, estudió cinematografía en la ECAM, y guion de la mano de maestros como Robert Mckee, Senel Paz y Synd Fild. Formó parte de la Berlinale Talent Campus 2003, donde reforzó su método de dirección con Spike Lee, Stephen Fears y Mike Figgis. En el año 2006 fundó la pionera productora Ipodermix Studio con la que impulsó nuevos contenidos editoriales con publicaciones como Vogue Italia, GQ, ELLE y ICON. En el 2011 comenzó su andadura como realizador publicitario de la mano de Toni Segarra y *S,C,P,F.
Su trabajo ha sido presentado en la Cinemateca de Los Ángeles, el Museo Balenciaga, el Museo de la Moda de Milán, el prestigioso festival de Diane Pernet ASVOFF, y cientos de festivales de cine internacionales. Canal+ lo invitó a participar en el documental “Fashion Films” cuando su trabajo “MINE” para GQ alcanzó a más de veintidós millones de espectadores. Actualmente compagina su trabajo como director de publicidad en varios paises, con el desarrollo de proyectos de ficción con productoras como Mediapro Studios.
Tino de la HuertaStatus: Freelance
(Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. 1983)
At the age of 18, he left for Europe to study in Milan, Italy at the Bocconi University School of Economics, so that years later, he discovered his true passion for the film and entertainment business, which is why he decided to study Media Studies at the New School in NY.
For years, he worked in different international advertising agencies in Madrid, Paris, Mexico, and in New York in this last job at VICE Media & VIRTUE WORLDWIDE, being the Director, Business Development of all LATAM and the Hispanic market from the HQ in NYC .
Years later, he returns to Mexico and finds his way as a director/producer being represented by large production houses such as The Lift in which he had the opportunity to be the first Mexican winner of the prestigious award in Cannes “Young Director Award, YDA” in 2013.
His career as a director has been defined by his particular cinematographic vision, strength narrative and visual. To work with brands like; Nike, Puma, Coca Cola, Red Bull, GMC, Amnesty International, Nestlé, Cemex, and at the same time he has collaborated with international agencies such as: Mother, Juliet Zulu, Mother, ATP, B Reel, Vice, Wieden & Kennedy among others.
In his constant search for growth, in 2018 he decided to continue his preparation as an entrepreneur and creator, to enter the master’s degree at IPADE Business School, specializing in business and innovation, which has provided him with more tools to boost his career as producer and director on a much more international level.
He currently resides in the city of Madrid, in Spain.
Gabe Ibañez is a filmmaker, screenwriter & director based in Madrid. With a keen focus on VFX and storytelling and the proper combination of both, he has done it all: from directing TV to music videos, shorts films, features and commercial.
He obtained a B.A. in Image Sciences from the Complutense University where he founded Extipo, a pioneer association specialized on the study and development of computer generated image. In 1992, he joined the field of digital post production, where he worked as 3D artist and visual effects supervisor in film and advertising for eight years.
Since 2000, he has worked as commercial director, and in 2001, he founded UserT38, a company dedicated to design and visual pre production. In 2006, he directed his first short film MAQUINA, which among more than forty international awards was awarded Clermont Ferrand’s Special Jury Award. In 2008 he directed his first feature film, HIERRO, released in the International Critic’s Week at the Cannes Film Festival 2009. In 2014 he wrote and directed AUTOMATA, a science fiction film starring Antonio Banderas and premiered in the official section of the San Sebastian Film Festival. Currently, he has just shot as principal director EXPRESS, a TV series for the Starzplay network.
After finishing his university degree and working as an editor and production assistant for various TV channels (Antena 3, Expansión…), he directed 4 documentaries about refugee camps in Lebanon, Bosnia and Latin America, for which he won several honorable mentions and awards at international festivals. At the same time, he collaborated and worked with the producer Emilio González Martín at several film and documentary festivals, developing different activities for the editing company AVID (Play Doc, Documenta Madrid, Miradas Doc…)
In 2010, he began working as a director on advertising campaigns, with the objective of connecting, seducing and bringing new credibility and personality to brands, through the use of film, photography and communication. At the same time, along with his business partner, Enrique Vidal, he founded the advertising production company, Solworks Films, based in Majorca and Tenerife.
During recent years, he has directed large productions for brands and agencies, which have allowed him to develop his creative work with total freedom. Havas, Nike, Ogilvy, Banco Santander, Proximity, Kitchen, Drop & Vase, Real Madrid, Nivea, Lottusse, etc., are just some of the brands he’s worked for
Imanol Ruiz de Lara (1980)
Madrid & Gijón, son of actors and cheese lover.
Cibran was born in Mallorca, started his career in the visual world in London at the age of 20. It was in his travels where he developed his passion about really observing the world, that is where he get his inspiration.
After returning to Madrid, he started working directing TVC´s. He then went on to winning silver at the 2004 FIAP for his Play Station “Line” spot, which led him to direct many advertising campaigns in Spain, as well as a show for the Spanish Soccer League at HBO. Since then, he has been expanding and working internationally for the Latin American and Middle Eastern markets, which landed him a Cannes Lion in 2016 for an Almarai Dubai spot. He has a very versatile style. He also develops Tv formats with his recent Company Lacle content. He is a bike and travelling lover.
Íñigo Jiménez is a restless and self-taught director that grew up experimenting with cameras through the skateboarding universe, eventually leading him to build up a truly cinematic and personal style.
He has shot for the likes of Cupra, Volkswagen, Turkish Airlines, Movistar, Microsoft, Estrella Galicia or BMW to name a few, and directed sport celebrities like basketball NBA star Luka Doncic or top Real Madrid players, as well as cycling, alpinism or skateboarding pros.
In 2018 his work was shortlisted at the Young Directors Award hosted by Shots Magazine each year during Cannes Lions.
Marc is a director based between Barcelona and Hamburg. His work explores uprooting, monstrosity and the molds of masculinity through fantasy universes that mix humor, humanism and existential glitches in a cinematic style. His projects have been recognized at San Sebastian International Film Festival and distributed in cinema theaters of many different countries as well as on Netflix. His background includes studying at La Sorbonne and ESCAC besides writing for major production companies from all around the globe.
After completing the Higher Technical Studies in Audiovisual Production in Barcelona at the end of the 90’s, I began the adventure of my passion: cameras.
I started in Advertising, Documentaries and Cinema in Production teams until I became Head of Production.
My concerns lead me to the camera department, more creative, going through all its levels and stages with a quick learning.
A back injury with Steadycam makes me stop for a while and rest to recover.
I write my first short film “Detuned”, I shoot it and they select me at the Sitges International Film Festival, I win in Italy, I reach the final in Washington … among others.
At that moment I see that … and why not direct?
I fly to Los Angeles to do a Master in Actors Direction, Planning and to improve my English.
I am currently doing advertising (www.paulkolen.com) with the intention of combining it with fiction.
And now to continue more than ever since I am in a stage with experience, rich in creativity and a lot of strength.
Navarran director Ibon Landa begins his award-winning career as art director at the BBDO advertising agency. At 27 he decided to make the leap to the world of directing by signing for the production company Garage Films, expanding his record in making commercials and video clips and combining it with animation.
Multidisciplinary and highly sensitive to aesthetics, he just debuted with KIROLAK, LAUS 2020 Gold award, a short documentary that explains what Basque sport represents to him.
Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and former creative in an advertising agency. I used to write ads, now I shoot them. Ileft the advertising agency, but not advertising.
My name is Carles Lázaro (Barcelona). I live and express myself filming. Maybe that’s because since I was very young I was passionate about the idea of art as a whole. Directing documentaries, music videos, short films, oil painting, teaching and the world of interpretative arts, acting form a very young age, all mingle in the concept of directing, to which I have dedicated myself for 30 years.
I`ve worked internationally with some of the most distinguished agencies: Ogilvy, McCann, Contrapunto, Tandem, SCPF, HC BCN, Shakelton, Nómades, Álvaro de Molina. And production houses like Rodar y Rodar, Nine to Five, Fandango Films and Producciones Oxígeno (at this moment). These close team collaborations have led me to be awarded at festivals.
To live filming and living art. Passionate to keep on learning, telling and sharing stories.
Shall we do it together?
I love to shoot. And if it is possible I go to set by my Vespa from 59’s, suited and booted.
I studied Fine Arts, specialized in Image (Photography and film). I was a musician, founder and guitar player in a band which we released several albums and toured in different cities in Spain. I published comics, graphic humour and illustrations in national and international newspaper and magazines.
As a director, I have run television programs, animation tv series, music videos, commercials and branded content such a short film, a documentary, interviews, reports and a hidden camera tv series. Perhaps due to my years as a musician and illustrator, my strengths as a director includes the music and the audio in general and the characters construction, the art direction, the style, the composition and the color.
I have worked for brands like Banco Sabadell, IKEA, Evax, Burger King, BMW, Vueling, Once, Renault, Chocolates Valor, Generalii, Cofidis, DKV, General Optica, KAS, Volotea, Nescafe, PHotoEspaña, Moritz, Coches.net, Laus, Madrid Design Festival, Critizen, Vips,… For agencies like Crispin Porter + Bogusky, *S,C,P,F…, Sra. Rushmore, &Rosás, Ogilvy, El Laboratorio, Wunderman Thompson, McCann, Y&R, DDB, Contrapunto, Mr. John Sample, Soon in Tokyo,… And for production companies like Agosto, Albiñana, Tesauro, Lee, Animals, Zissou, Glassy and SOFA, of which I was partner and founder.
Graduado en el ESCAC en la especialidad de Dirección y ganador del Premio al Mejor Director Novel concedido por la APCP, su actividad se centra desde hace más de una década en la realización de spots publicitarios.
Ha rodado para marcas tales como Nike, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Danone, Nestlé, Mitsubishi, Carolina Herrera, etc. habiendo colaborado con agencias como Ogilvy, Sra Rushmore, McCann, SCPF, JWT, Grey o Leo Burnett entre otras muchas.
Su actividad como realizador de publicidad le ha llevado a trabajar en el mercado internacional, habiendo rodado en paises como Francia, Lituania, Estados Unidos, Rusia, Rumania o Bélgica.
Tras su paso por una serie de productoras de publicidad (RCR, The Lift y Garage Films), abre su propia productora en 2018, Animals, para la que trabaja en exclusiva en el territorio nacional.
Pablo Maestres began his career as a lauded photographer in the Barcelona music scene. From there he launched himself into crafting music videos that earned resounding praise at music and cinema festivals across the globe.
Turning his talents to commercials, Pablo was quickly recognized for his near- obsessive attention to detail, working for brands like Volkswagen, Minecraft, TK Maxx, Netflix, Smirnoff or Coca Cola.
His surreal storytelling style combined with gorgeous visuals and spontaneous moments of magical realism has been recognized at SXSW, D&DA, YDA in Cannes, Ciclope, and UKMVA, where he won Best Pop Video UK in 2019, and with many more accolades and awards well on the way. He currently lives in Barcelona.
Claudia Barral Magaz
Claudia Barral Magaz is a young director based in Spain. She developed her artistic education in Fine Arts between Madrid and Paris ended it with a cinematography master’s degree in 2017. Her projects focus on visual art and metaphor, giving rise to a very sensorial and aesthetical work.
Claudia MallartStatus: Exclusive
Claudia Mallart, diplomada en fotografía por el IEFC y con estudios de Ciencias Políticas y de la administración, empieza su carrera en el mundo audiovisual en una edad muy temprana formando parte del equipo de cámara en proyectos como “Pelotas”, serie de Tv1, “Open Windows” de Nacho Vigalondo o “Requisitos para ser una persona normal “de Leticia Dolera y con varias nominaciones a los premios Goya y Feroz, con Leticia también ha rodado “Vida Perfecta” como operadora de cámara. Junto a Sergio Caballero y como directora de fotografía ha realizado los cortometrajes “Ancha es Castilla” y “Je te tiens”, seleccionados en los festivales de Rotterdam y la Quinzena de Cannes respectivamente. En paralelo a su carrera en la ficción, emprendió un camino en el mundo publicitario, primero de la mano de CANADA ocupándose de la expansión internacional y más tarde como realizadora para la productora Smile contando en su currículum con spots para marcas como Aquarius, Cupra o entidades tal que MACBA, Guggenheim o Ministerio de Igualdad.
Gonzaga Manso is passionate about images, both static and moving. Self-taught, he began to experiment with photography at a very early age and gradually made the transition to directing, a world that amazed him and allowed him to broaden his horizons, and in which his photographic background gave him a very special sensitivity when it came to telling his stories.
As a director he has shot 3 fiction short films, which have already won 100 awards and more than 300 selections in international festivals. In advertising he has worked for clients such as Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, Ikea, Mahou, Once, McDonald’s and FC Barcelona.
He keeps on developing artistic photographic projects, with already 28 awards under his belt. As a director of photography he has shot two feature films and has worked with directors such as Isabel Coixet, Javier Fesser and Julio Medem. He is currently focused on directing, developing fiction projects.
From Madrid. I work with creatives, brands and very talented people to create stories worth telling.
Cristina Molino is a spanish director and cinematographer. She trained as a photographer at Efti School (Madrid Photography School) while she was studing Audiovisual Communication at Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Later on she finished her studies as Cinematographer at Madrid´s Film School, ECAM (Escuela de Cine y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid), where she was awarded with first-class honours.
After working as photographer and as cinematographer, she became partner of the production company Think Mol and thus, she initiated herself also as a film director. ¿Te vas? (Are you leaving?), a work that has been awarded in several international film festivals, including the International Film Festival of Locarno, was the first short film that she directed.
After the success of her first short film, she was signed by the production company Lee Films, beginning to work as an advertising director.
Parallel to advertising, Cristina continues to write and direct short films, some of them commissioned by brands such as Lexus (Lexus Short Films, produced by the american production company The Weinstein Company), the English TV channel Channel 4 or The New York Times.
Currently Cristina combines the development of her first feature film with her work as commercials director and cinematographer for the spanish advertising production companies Fight Films and SVS, and for the american production company Wonderful Content among others.
ANI MOTION starts on 2014, when i returned to Spain after living in Japan for 10 years. After working as japanese translator for many years, I quit my job and put all my energy into making videoclips with a small team called Zippangu Works Black Label based in Osaka.
All my creations hold really divergent styles, but there is always a common spitit, I call it “ethical dreamlike”, which consists in using fantasy elements to express a moral message.
I love using my own hands to build unique elements, thanks to my bachelor degree in Arts, which has also allowed me to work as production designer and art director. I passionated about planning scenographies, mostly those that represent a real creative challenge.
Miguel MurcianoStatus: It's complicated
I was born in Teruel (the greatest truffle and ham manufacturer in the world), in 1986. I could have stayed there, cooking truffled eggs for a living but all the sudden a 56Kbps router and a passion instigated by Bud Spencer and Terence Hill, caused me to be completely fascinated with the Cinemascope 2,39 format along with the absurd part of life.
After passing through the ECAM (Madrid Cinema School), living in Italy, learning to cook amazing Carbonara and working for two years in postproduction and camera work, I went back to Madrid in 2013. There I started to direct, placing special focus on what seem to be my strong suits, comedy and food.
Now I go back and forth between living in Madrid and Mexico City, investing myself in by greatest passion. If we may one day cross paths, I swear I will cook the best Carbonara of your life, given that it is much cheaper than truffle.
Melómano, vinyl collector, inveterate reader and musician; his career is characterized by coexistence in tune with his two main passions, communication through images and music.
As advertising director he has collaborated with brands such as Mercedes Benz, Audi, Jaguar, Samsung, Mitsubishi, Endesa, Vodafone, Red Bull, Shell, Playstation, Kelme, Schweppes, Pelayo, Iberdrola, Sky …
As a music video director, he senses an interest in creating work synergies that seek the analogy between the artists’ way of composing and the way of composing with images. He has worked with artists such as Los Punsetes, Honolulu, Nothing Places, New Day …
In parallel, he develops a personal project called Murmur where he records acoustic artists with more than 30 recorded sessions. Artists like Ben Caplan, Micah P. Hinson, Reggie Watts ..
Awards: Advertising: Cannes, El Sol, El Ojo Iberoamericano … Music videos: Rome independent Film Festival, ARFF Barcelona Film festival, Medina Film Festival, Madrid Indie Film Festival …
Martín NietoStatus: Freelance
Martín Nieto es un director placentino que empezó su carrera como directors researcher en Bristol y Milán, orbitando desde muy joven por todo el mercado internacional. La comedia, el trabajo con los actores y tomarle el pulso al ritmo de la pieza marcan su terreno en el storytelling.
Andalusian director based in London. Films, music videos and commercials.
Some awards: Vimeo Staff Picks, Shortlist Cannes YDA, winner UKMVA 2021, Gold 1.4 Award, Gold Kinsale Shark 2021, SECIMI 2021, Andalucian Film Award 2021, Berlin Commercial Festival 2021, Gold British Media Award 2018, and the Gold Lovie Award 2017.
NYSU grew up directing clips for a big bunch of international bands like New Order, Bastille, Archive, Wild Beast, Philip Selway (Radiohead’s Drummer solo project) o VCMG (Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore solo project) becoming one of the best music video director of his generation. His work has been selected and screened at Arts Biennials and Expositions (Thessalonica, Barcelona, Istanbul or Ancona) and Film Festivals (Sundance Londres, Camerimage, BUG London, Vimeo Staff Picks, Ciclope, Tribeca, Málaga Film Festival…)
NYSU has extensive experience shooting commercials for brands like Aquarius, Fanta, RedBull, Amazon (USA), Alaska Airlines (USA), Burger King, Ubisoft (France) or Heineken.
A big fan of new media and branded content, he recently directed a successful VR campaign for Beefeater awarded in Sitges Next and nominated at Tribeca Film Festival.
He’s also a teacher at EFTI, one of the most recognized Photography / Cinematography Academies in Spain.
Marc OlivaStatus: Freelance
Hi, I am Marc. I was born in Barcelona in 1990. I studied Audiovisual Communication at UPC University and the Film Direction Master at ESCAC Film School. Since then, I have been directing shortfilms, music videos and advertising.
Directing is my passion, and my purpose is to create new sensations and feelings to the world. I believe every project has to be encouraged with all my heart, mind and soul, and that’s the way I do it.
Pablo was born in Barcelona, where he studied Economics, but his passion for the cinema and visual arts led him to change his life and graduate from the prestigious ESCAC film school, specializing in film production.
He started his career as an assistant, searching for references for some of the most prestigious international directors. During those first years he acquired a visual and narrative richness that have led him to infuse an immensely powerful aesthetic in his work. Pablo’s pieces are known for their elegance and good taste, as well as for the story based on the captivating strength of its photography, the result being truly moving and emotional films.
OMOTESANDO IS A DIRECTING DUO WHICH DEVELOPS ARTISTIC, COMERCIAL AND FICTIONAL PROJECTS. IN OMOTESANDO WE BELIEVE EACH IDEA NEEDS A WORLD IN WHICH TO DEVELOP AND A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK IN WHICH TO GROW. THAT IS WHY WE CREATE AN IMAGINARY FROM ITS ORIGIN TO ITS DÉNOUEMENT.
Esther Padial is a young table top director & creative based in Barcelona.
Born in Granada, Andalusia, daughter of pinterest and digital culture. She has a style marked by colors, drawing and photography, an artist capable of creating an artistic universe with a delicate, modern and sophisticated touch. She is recognized for magical Beauty shots, stop motion and elegant macro shots. Among her most recent clients are: L’Oreal, Danone, Nestlé, Baer, Woolite, OCB and Santé BiManán.
César never wanted to be a director. But he remembers very vividly when as a child his father took him to outdoor cinema sessions. Now he makes films, directs music videos, commercials and writes. His work combines the syntax of cinema with a taste for conceptualization and visual experimentation. He has worked with some of the best production companies in Eu-rope and USA such as Superette (France), Partizan (Germany) or Story: and Mamma Team (Spain) and for clients such as Apple, Konami, Renault, Seat, Wallapop or Coca-Cola.
His personal works Tramuntana and Santa Ana have been screened at festivals such as Cíclope, SXSW, Sitges, Cannes, Slamdance or BFI London Film Festival among others. He has been awarded several LAUS prizes, a gold in ADC * E and a second prize in YDA Cannes. In 2018 Santa Ana won an honorable mention for the best documentary at the Sa-lute Your Shorts festival (Los Angeles).
Jesús PlazaStatus: Freelance
Jesus has a strong passion for character based work, comedic performance and finding the right visual language to develop each project. He studied Film Direction in Spain, whilst also shooting short-films, music videos and spots for Spanish festivals and Production Companies. He then moved to London and worked in the commercial industry. Since then he has been working in Spain, London and South America for the last 12 years as a Filmmaker, specially as a commercial director for international brands, winning several awards with his most personal projects; Manual For Bored Girls, winner at the Erotikos Film Festival, and Welcome Back, a teaser/shortfilm, that won at the 11th Annual Route International Film Festival. Plaza works all around the globe with agencies like Y&R, McCann, Grey and recognized brands like Old Spice, Movistar, Toyota, HP.
Juan PoloStatus: Freelance
POLO is a spanish director, born in Granada and experienced in Madrid, where he discovered the passion for commercial cinema as an expression path. After several years working between television and creative agencies, he expands his career as commercial film director. With a strong background in drinks photo production, he is driven by art and light transformation in every scene. Focused on actors directing, product, and scene set up, lifestyle, looks for evocative works. His works includes brands as Coca-Cola, ElPozo, Betfair, Lidl, Famosa, ING, COVAP, Burn, Mahou-San Miguel or MetLife and agencies like McCann, Craft WW, DDB, Grey, Hogarth WW, Manifiesto or El Cuartel.
Después de licenciarse en Comunicación Audiovisual por la Universidad Ramón Llull de Barcelona y obtener el grado en Dirección Cinematográfica por la NYFA de Nueva York, Mireia Pujol empieza su carrera en el mundo de la ficción.
Durante la etapa universitaria dirige y escribe dos cortometrajes: “Boda de heroes” (rodado en 16mm, incluido en la película “Caótica Ana” de Júlio Medem) y “Quédate” (35mm, protagonizado por Juan Echanove y Melani Olivares). En esta periodo trabaja en varias producciones cinematográficas como “La Educación de las Hadas”, “Los girasoles ciegos” de José Luis Cuerda y “Princesas” de Fernando León de Aranoa. Estos años de experiencia en el mundo del cine le empujan a convertirse en realizadora audiovisual.
Actualmente trabaja en publicidad, tanto a nivel nacional como internacional, dirigiendo campañas para Audi, Chevrolet, Coca Cola, Tous, American Express, Dewars White Label, Vodafone, McDonalds, Once, etc. Sus trabajos han sido premiados en algunos festivales internacionales como El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Cíclope Awards y CdeC. (Ver trabajos en www.mireiapujol.com)
Recientemente ha escrito y dirigido un cortometraje documental sobre el conflicto de la migración en Europa titulado “Diary of Hunger” (16mm), reconocido en numerales festivales, entre ellos el prestigioso Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA) y el Festival de Málaga.
Actualmente está en proceso co-escritura de su primer largometraje titulado “Vera” junto a la guionista Valentina Viso.
2017: Proyección “Diary of Hunger” en el programa DOCMA del Insituto Cervantes (países: Amán, Belgrado, Nueva Delhi, Nueva York, Sofia)
2016: Proyección de “Diary of Hunger” dentro de la exposición “Somos migrantes” de Caixa Forum, Madrid y Barcelona.
2016: “Diary of Hunger”, Mejor Documental Festival Protesta, Girona
2015: “Mención Especial” a “Diary of Hunger” en el Festival Alcances / Sección oficial en el IDFA de Amsterdam / Sección oficial en el Festival de Málaga / L’Alternativa Festival Independent de Barcelona / OFFF Festival Let’s Feed the Future
2014: “Mejor Dirección” por “Diary of Hunger” en el festival internacional El Ojo de Iberoamérica / “Bronce Mejor Dirección” en Nuevos Formatos en el festival internacional El Ojo de Iberoamérica
2011: “Bronce Mejor Dirección” por la campaña “Tú eres el origen” de Ron Brugal en el Festival CdeC
2010: “Bronce Mejor Nuevo Talento” por la campaña “Kubrick-Festival de Sitges” en el Festival Cíclope Awards de Berlín.
Marc PujolarStatus: It's complicated
After graduating from ESCAC in 2012, Marc started directing commercials for production companies such as Igloo Films, Apartamento, Producciones Oxígeno, and Vampire Films. Additionally, he directed music videos for artists including Amaia, Antònia Font, Els Amics de les Arts, Mucho Muchacho, and Joan Dausà.
In 2020, he directed the documentary “Amaia: Una Vuelta al Sol,” which is available on Amazon Prime Video and was nominated for Best Long-Form Music Video at the 2020 Latin Grammy Awards.
He is currently working at ESCAC as a professor in the Master’s Degree in Film Directing for international students, as well as teaching cinematography at IDEP.
Borja RespalStatus: Exclusive
Born and raised in Bilbao, Borja moved to Madrid after university looking for projects. He founded the production company The Feelms Studio to create those opportunities. That’s why he combines his producer and director work.
At the age of 24 he directed his first tv spot for Pullmantur Cruises and he has worked for several brands as Barceló Hoteles, Mahou, Uniqlo, Harper´z Bazaar or Cortefiel.
Now he works between Madrid and Miami.
Alex Rodríguez is an advertising director, storyteller and documentary filmmaker born in Valencia but currently living between Madrid and Mallorca. Professionally he has shown great versatility in his filming style, ranging from shooting more intimate pieces, through spots where humor plays a major role, to large productions.
His work is nourished by a deep passion and knowledge of the world of cinema, comics, literature and painting with a special sensitivity for aesthetics and attention to the smallest details. His style could be defined as eclectic, both for the different types of campaigns and spots he directs, as for his genre, although it is with comedy and surrounded by actors, where he feels more comfortable, especially in spots where humor plays an important role.
He manages to give transcendence and meaning to the stories he tells, without losing freshness and realism. His staging is elegant and cinematic, and his characters tend to linger in our retina.
I studied a lot. The place where I did it, too many for a short bio.
I like working with actors and comedy is one of my passions.
I was born in Barcelona.
When I had 22 years old started filming commercials. I don´t sure that had been a good idea…
I am the crazy who pursues excellence, the one who lives by a good frame, the one who feels privileged to be able to do what he likes.
The one who locates until finding the exact place. And he likes to surround himself with people better than himself and learn from them.
I have worked in different international markets such as: Italian, French , Portugal, Rumanian, Greek, Africian, Mexican, Asiatic, Rusian.
New Show Case Festival de Cannes 2000 · Sol de Oro 2000 · FIAP Gold 2000 · Eurobest Gold 2000 · FIAP Bronze 1998 · FIAP Silver 2001, 2003, 2004 · One Show 2000 · Best Director Crystal Festival 2009 · Best Campaign in Greece 2004 · Best Director in Greece 2004 · Gran Prix Festival La Lluna de Valencia 2010 · Sol de Plata 2013 · CdC Plata 2013 · Sol de Plata 2014 · Effie Awards México Bronce 2015 · Bronce y Plata Festival de San Sebastián 2017 · Shortlist Cannes 2017 – CdC 2018 / 2019 / 2020 – Fiap 2020
La SisterStatus: Exclusive
Born in Baja California. La Sister is a director who grew up influenced by the border culture between Mexico and the United States. After graduated from Communication Sciences in CDMX, she attended Film school in Barcelona at Centre d´Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya. Additionally, she attended lessons with Emir Kusturika, William Klein and Michelangelo Pistoletto, at the European Stage Degli Esordi directed by Giuseppe Bertolucci, in Lucca, Italy.
In 2020 she was recognized as “Best Emerging Talent” by the “London Fashion Film Festival” for her work as a Screenwriter, Director and Producer of the fashion film “Cosmos”. That same year her short film “Fragments of Time” won the “Best Mexican Short Film” award at the International Author Film Festival.
La Sister combines her passion for directing between cinema and advertising, the two worlds in which she visually integrates her desire to continue telling history through images.
I was a naughty boy who grew up poor in a rich neighborhood. red headed, in a country of dark hair , atheist in a convent school and a dyslexic in the University of Philosophy. It was always difficult for me to verbalize my inner world and the way to express myself has been through the audiovisual universe . All my flaws became my strengths. I am currently working as a filmmaker specialized in the combination of live action with tabletop.
Biped. Once upon a time I won a prize. More like a cat than a dog, I make up words and I love punk. I wanted to be like Iggy Pop, shirtless, so I use shootings as an excuse to seduce my public. Adds, music clips and mixed movies, film or digital. I dance but I have no rythm.
Maxi SterleStatus: Exclusive
Born in Barcelona and raised in Argentina. His link with creativity was very early and close thanks to his illustrator father. With extensive experience as an advertising creative in agencies such as Euro RSCG Buenos Aires, Agulla and Baccetti BBDO Madrid, Sra. Rushmore. All these years in an agency stimulated his love for cinema, comedy and storytelling, accumulating a lot of experience which led him to make the leap to directing. Going through different production companies such as BLUR or Bravo, until joining CENTRAL FILMS today.
Throughout his career he has worked for clients such as Movistar, Coca Cola, Citroën, Seat, Vodafone, MasterCard, etc.
Núria TolósStatus: Freelance
I love telling stories. When I was little I was always reading and writing. Later I got my hands on a film camera and learned all about the art of photography. As a teenager I fell in love with classic films. And at some point, my interest in stories got introduced to my passion for images. And now, years later, the two remain a happy couple.
Symmetry mesmerizes me, as long as it’s imperfect. My scripts are absurd, with a hint of humor, and the leading roles feature people who dance, break the mold, or try to run away.
If I ever stop loving it, I’d like to be a meteorologist, if it’s not too late.
Fran’s style is characterized by his strong sense of storytelling, which relies on his skill for directing actors. His theater background has had a positive impact on Fran’s natural talent for communicating emotions and humor poignantly. He has a keen sensibility to convey strong feelings across his commercials, whether he’s portraying touching or humorous stories. Along with his natural sense of storytelling, he has the capacity to build ideas around different genres with a strong visual attitude.
At the age of 10 I stepped onto a sit for the first time and from that moment I knew I wanted to direct. In 2004, after working in different trades of the profession, production, assistant director etc, I jump to the direction, carrying out campaigns for big brands and agencies.
I like narrative pieces, working with actors and storytelling, but without neglecting the most aesthetic part of my pieces. My desire to shoot makes me take care of the smallest details, dedicating time and love, no matter how small or large the campaign is.
In 2010 I was nominated for Best Young Director at the Cannes festival (CFPC-Commercial Film Producers of Europe) and Shorts) for advertising by Viral de Rodar y Rodar.
I have directed four short films, El Paso (nominated for the Gaudí awards), Contra el Cristal, Hasta Mañana and When You Started to Stop Loving Me.
I’m currently working on two feature film script projects, Hring and La Llave.
Tessa Dóniga, was the founder of the studio Fragmento Universo. Born in Malaga, half English on her mothers side, she grew up facing the sea and surrounded by southern light.
She studied Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid and completed her knowledge with a master’s degree in strategy and visual communication.
Her work orbits between the audiovisual field, life action, advertising and photography. It unites the aesthetics of a world that craves aesthetic images with its constant need to escape from the underworld. Generating content, conceptual and metaphorical, with projects for brands such as Beefeater, Ikea, Seat or Jean Paul Gaultier, she is obsessed with product and surreal universes.