Born in Donostia-San Sebastian in 1985, Mikel graduated in Audiovisual Communications from Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University. While working as a director’s assistant at the production company AGOSTO, he directed his first shorts PRIMO, THE CATS ON THE ROOF and RED IN THE WATER. He was awarded with an Obra Social “la Caixa” scholarship to study a MA at the London Film School. During that time, he directed the documentary TXORIA (broadcasted by EITB), the commercial CHESSMATES (Nominated for a PRIX Europa Award) and he wrote the dramaturgy for Rambert Dance Company’s AUTOMATIC FLESH, premiered at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. His graduation film, FOXES, was awarded at the Montreal World Film Festival and was selected for the KIMUAK catalogue, presented in the San Sebastian International Film Festival. His drama play SOKA has been picked up for production in San Sebastian’s Victoria Eugenia Theatre. His feature film project HELDU (HOLD) is being produced by Eva Sigurdardottir (RAMS) and Xabier Berzosa (FLOWERS). And his feature film project SURO (CORK) has been selected by IKUSMIRA BERRIAK, the San Sebastian International Film Festival Residency.