Born in Madrid, 1981. After his Master of Media Communications from the UCM he studied at the Lisbon Cinema School (ESTC). “The ants” (2007) was his debut film. His second short film: “Gentlemen” was an International Premiere in IDFA 2011 and was showed in many festivals around the World, being nominated as best European film in Go Short 2012, International Short Film Festival. That film won prizes in some of the most relevant film festivals in Spain. His last short, “Good morning Resistance”, ” was an International premiere in Rotterdam IFF 2013, won Best Documentary short film in Vila do Conde Film Festival , Adana Golden Boll FF , Best etho-Anthropological film in Popoli Documentary Film Festival, and Best short 2013 for Cahiers du cinema (Caiman, Cuadernos de cine) among other prizes. Adrián kept filming the same family from his last short film during 4 years more; and now presents his first feature-length film, in which fiction and documentary are in continual feedback.
David aka “Niñato” is one of my best friends. We used to play in the same hip-hop band when we were teenagers. I always admired how he kept intact his passion to make music year after year, even when he became a father. The same passion that he has when he ´s with the kids. I have filmed the dichotomy between these two passions of Niñato: being a father and intending to continue living his adolescent self.
I witnessed a long process of teaching and learning between David and the children, mostly “Oro”(the young one). I filmed how small gestures, few words in the past, acquire relevance in the present and are projected into the future. And I show it in a continuous line of time. I´ve positioned the viewer as a witness in real time of how David is learning to teach, is learning to motivate the children to keep working and have dreams even when his have not come true.