Mikel Gurrea (San Sebastian, 1985) studied audio-visual communication at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. While working for the advertising production firm Agosto, he wrote and directed several short films, including Primo (2008), Los Gatos del Tejado (2009) and Rojo en el Agua (2010). In 2011 he was awarded a scholarship from Obra Social “la Caixa” to study a master's degree in film direction at the London Film School. During this period, he directed the documentary Txoria, the commercial Chessmates and developed the dramaturgy for the choreography Automatich Flesh by the Rambert Dance Company, which premiered in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. His graduation film, Foxes, was awarded, among others, the prize for best fiction in the Students category at the Montreal Festival des Filmes du Monde and was selected for Kimuak 2015 catalogue. His theatre fiction project, Soka, was chosen for the Antzerkigintza Berriak project. He is currently developing a feature-length drama, Heldu (Hold), produced by Eva Sigurdardottir and selected by EAVE.