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 short film HELTZEAR has been selected for the 78. Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica – Venice Film Festival and the San Sebastian Film Festival. His feature film debut SURO (CORK) was selected by IKUSMIRA BERRIAK, the San Sebastian International Film Festival Residency and is currently in post-production.