Actor, film producer and director he grew up in Pamplona. In 2007, he directed the short film “El pan nuestro”, which was nominated for the Goya Awards of the same year. His sister Amaia Merino also acts.
In 2013 he directed again, this time together with his sister. Together they directed the documentary “Asier y yo” (originally called “Asier eta biok” in euskera), a feature film which looks at the Basque political conflict in parallel to the friendship between Aitor Merino himself and his friend Asier Aranguren and how it evolved over the years. In the documentary Aitor tries to explain to his friends in Madrid, where he lives for work reasons, the nuances of the Basque conflict through his friend Asier who was arrested in 2003 for being a member of ETA. As a general rule, Aitor is also the camera operator. The documentary was screened during the San Sebastian International Film Festival in 2013, where it won the “Irizar” prize. Apart from Spain, the documentary has also been shown in cinemas in Ecuador (Ecuadro was a co-coproducer of the film) and France.
TELESPAN 2000 S.L.
Juan José Luzuriaga, Bela Da Costa, Javier Hernanz
Cuca Escribano (Elena), Antonio Gil (Andrés), Fabián Velasco (Conductor), Adriana Llumiquinga (Niña), Eloísa Alba (Madre)
Andrés and Elena just arrive to Quito. Elena is scared, and collapses. Andrés is trying to calm her but he realises that now they can’t go back.
Festival CiemCine (Madrid) — Best short film and Audience Award.
Festival Internacional Calasparra (Murcia) — Best Short Film.
Festival Foto-Film Calella (Barcelona) — Best director.
Certamen Audiovisual de Cabra (Córdoba) — Best script.
Escorto (El Escorial) — Best Production directing.
Festival de Cortometrajes de Madrid — Best actress (Cuca Escribano).
|El pan nuestro||2007||18´||35mm||Drama|
|Asier eta biok||2013||93´||HD - DCP||Documentary|