Gabriel Velázquez Martín (Gabriel Velazquetti) is a self-taught filmmaker born in Salamanca. He has gained recognition since his beginnings in 1996, when he won the Luis Buñuel Cinematography Award with his first short film "En Madison siempre es lunes (It's always Monday in Madison)”. Since then, he has made eight feature films as producer and director, premiered at prestigious international festivals such as Berlin, Rotterdam, San Sebastian, etc. He makes a non-conformist cinema, looking for new cinematographic challenges. On this occasion he presents, together with Manuel Matanza, "Subterranean", an exciting, fresh and daring film.
Manuel Matanza was born in Salamanca where he studied Image and Sound. In 2005 he founded the production company Franja Producciones Audiovisuales together with other professionals in the sector, where he worked as a producer in commercials. Since 2007 he works as a scriptwriter and assistant director with Gabriel in titles such as "Amateurs", "Iceberg" and "Ártico", all of them internationally awarded. In "Zaniki" he debuted as director of photography. Here he presents "Subterranean", a feature film that he directs with Gabriel Velazquetti and where he is also in charge of cinematography.