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Jota Linares

Short film


Algodonales, 1982. He fell in love with films thanks to the summer cinema and the small video store in his town.
 
Graduated from Audiovisual Communication by the University of Malaga, his first short films 3,2 (lo que hacen las novias) and Ratas y Rubita already made clear his interest in lonely characters searching for their place in the world. After many national and international awards, he debuted in 2018 with his feature film Animales sin collar, a loose adaptation of Casa de muñecas by Ibsen. After this, he wrote ¿A quién te llevarías a una isla desierta? in 2019, a bittersweet drama about a lost generation that premiered on Netflix, and Las niñas de cristal, a psychological drama about the professional dance world.
He also directed TV series such as Días mejores y Urban, both for Prime Video, and Élite, one of the international successes of Netflix. In 2022, he published his first novel El último verano antes de todo, with the publisher Planeta, which was critically acclaimed and which portrays the coming-of-age of a group of friends during the summer of 2000.
 

Itziar Miranda

Short film


Zaragoza, 1978. Actress mainly known for the series Amar es para siempre (formerly Amar en tiempos revueltos), where she has played the character of Manolita for eighteen years. She has also participated in many TV series, such as El grupo, Ana y los 7 and El último Show.

In cinema, she has appeared in more than a dozen films, including Nada en la nevera (Álvaro Fernández Armero, 1998), Celos (Vicente Aranda, 1999), El arte de morir (Álvaro Fernández Armero, 2000), School Killer (Carlos Gil 2001), La soledad era esto (Sergio Renán, 2002) and Perro flaco (Ernesto Martin 2011).

She is a great lover of theatre, we have seen her in productions such as Nerón, directed by Alberto Castrillo-Ferrer in 2018, at the Mérida Festival; El Tartufo de Molière, directed by Hernán Gené in 2011; Lúcido directed by Amelia Ochandiano, at the CDN or Doña Rosita la soltera, by Federico García Lorca, directed by Antonio Díaz Florián, 2004.

She combines her career as an actress with her other great passion: literature. Together with her brother Jorge, she is the author of the successful Colección Miranda, in which the lives of great women in history are revealed, and of Miranda y Tato, a collection that deals with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda and has the UN seal of approval.

Her film Cariñena, vino del mar (Javier Calvo) is currently waiting to be released.
 

Lucas Figueroa

Short film


Among his films are Viral, Despido procedente, Renaceres, Despertares, I am Not Your Lama, among others. He’s an international film director, producer, and screenwriter known for receiving the Guinness World Records Award for the most awarded short film in history: Porque hay cosas que nunca se olvidan, 2008.

He has received more than 500 international awards and has shot in more than 30 countries with a versatility of genres and projects, both feature films and series.
His films and series can be watched on Netflix, Disney+, HBOMax, Amazon, Filmin and RTVEPlay, among others.

Mr. Monkey, his audiovisual production company, has a catalogue of over 100 original IPs, and he has worked for companies such as Universal Studios, Paramount, Apple TV, Amazon, Viacom, Fox, Disney, MTV, AMC, Cartoon Network, Hollywood Channel, SyFy, among others.

He’s also creative director of New Frequency, a company focused on the production and distribution of original documentary content.
 
 

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