Almudena is a long experienced Director of Photography based in Madrid. She graduated in Cinematography at the prestigious EICTV, (Cuba) and Communication Studies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
For 15 years she has been globetrotting filming fiction and documentary projects. Her films have been selected in important film festivals as Berlinale, Festival de Málaga Cine Español, Seminci and Rio de Janeiro and nominated for the Goya awards. Her collaborations in video art have been exhibited, among other museums, in Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
Her first fiction feature film, «La cicatriz», won the Biznaga de plata Festival de Málaga 2005, in the Zona Zine section. Her documentary feature film «Sacromonte, los sabios de la tribu», won the golden spike for best documentary in Seminci 2014.
Her thoughts on the way she works are:
“Having worked in both in fiction and documentary has given me a dual set of strategies: what I’ve learnt from one medium I can exploit in the other. In documentary, I´ve developed an intuitive vision which guides my camera. In fiction, I construct an expressive light always inspired by elegance simplicity”.