Bio

Almudena Sánchez

After graduate in Comunication at Universidad Complutense de Madrid I won a two years scholarship by AECI to study Direction of Photography at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión, Cuba. During those years of total immersion in filmmaking, I grew a conscience of light as well as a passion for telling all kind of stories with my camera. Director of photography must be the closest, decisive and adaptable director´s collaborator on set. I enjoy challenges and work team. I also am fond of travel, music, architecture and paintings.

 

In 2003 I shot “La cicatriz”, my first feature film as Director of Photography, directed by Pablo Llorca. Since then I´ve shot full and short features as well as documentary films.  I´ve worked in a variety of TV productions including the cult TV show “Cuarto Milenio” where I was in charge of the main cinematography during three seasons.  Chus Gutiérrez, Gabriel Olivares, Irene Cardona and Juana Macías are some of the directors  I have collaborated with . One on my last works, the documentary “Sacromonte, los sabios de la tribu”, directed by Chus Gutiérrez, won the Seminci prize for Best Documentary in 2014.

 

I also teach cinematography in ECAM and Instituto del Cine de Madrid.