Fiction as way of life



Joseba Alfaro has directed dozens of short films and he firmly believes in the french term “film d’auteur“. This does not mean he just makes “small” projects, and he embarks on genres such as science-fiction or action, filming outdoors and with all the possible practical special effects. For him it is very important to write the script and be part of all the processes involved in audiovisual narrative.
Also, he devours commercial and studio movies, but until he gets to undertake such projects, he feels very comfortable producing, writing and directing his own ones.

In Destroy Madrid, as he did in his last works Rem or Trimake, he takes over the cinematography and camera operation —tasks he feels very comfortable with. At the same time, Joseba also carries out post-production work. Since he began his studies focusing on film editing, he edits all his projects and even assumes the processing of some VFX.
Currently, Joseba focuses his efforts on making Balas Ciegas —a feature film he has been working on along many years—, the full-lenght feature film of Destroy Madrid, and Kaplan Investigaciones —a TV Series.

“One day you discover that just as a climber feels a climax reaching the summit of a mountain, for you there’s nothing like filming behind the camera. I have always enjoyed story-telling, since I was a child when I arranged epic battles of Lego vs Playmobil, until I began to record them with my first VHS-C camera. And then, the game became a way of life. I believe in the power of narrative, in telling stories that beyond its main plot, convey ideas and feelings. And above all, I believe in the power of images, colors and frames, movements and editing, music and rhythm… Above all, I believe in cinema.”