Oriol Estrada is a Catalan filmmaker and director based in Barcelona, Spain. He is best known for his feature films, documentaries and commercial work.
Estrada was born in Sant Cugat del Vallès, a small town in Catalonia, Spain. He studied cinema at the University of Barcelona and went on to complete a master's degree in cinematography at the same university. After graduating, he worked as a freelance director and cinematographer for several years, creating short films, music videos and commercials. In 2009, he directed his first feature film, “The Red Room”, which was internationally acclaimed and won numerous awards at international film festivals.
In 2010, Estrada directed and co-wrote the feature film “The Summer of the Catcher in the Rye”, which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. The film was nominated for six Goya Awards, including Best Film and Best Director. Since then, Estrada has directed several feature films and documentaries, including “The Sea of Silence”, “The Second Life of the Blind”, “The Origin of Fear”, and “The Language of the Waves”.
In addition to his feature films, Estrada has also directed several commercials for major international brands, such as Nike, Adidas, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, and Volkswagen. He is also a member of the jury for several film festivals, such as the Gaudí Awards and the Barcelona Film Festival.
Estrada is renowned for his unique visual style and for his ability to tell stories with strong emotional depth. His films are often praised for their compelling visuals, complex characters, and narrative structure. He is also known for his use of long takes and non-linear storytelling. He is often cited as one of the most important Spanish filmmakers of his generation.
Oriol Estrada is an acclaimed filmmaker whose work has been celebrated across the globe. His films have won multiple awards, and he has continued to push the boundaries of Spanish cinema with his unique style and storytelling. He is a director to watch out for in the future, and his work is sure to continue to captivate audiences around the world.