Roberto Ruiz Céspedes



Novelist, screenwriter, film director and first assistant director. Graduated in Film Directing from the KINEMA film school in Bilbao and with a Master's Degree in Scriptwriting for Film and TV from the TAI school in Madrid. I have written and directed 20 short films, two experimental films and one high budget film. My first commercial film is STOYAN. Starring Tristán Ulloa, Marta Milans, Max Ulloa, Carlos Mestanza, Susana Hornos, Nicolás Coronado, Mariano Venancio, Alfonso Torregrosa and Natalia Rodríguez. With Official Selection at the 5th Pitchbox 2018 and Special Mention at the Sitges Pitchbox 2017, produced by Gold Tower Producciones, American Road Films, Hache Producciones and STOYAN A.I.E. STOYAN has accumulated 116 international awards, 50 official selections and 7 mentions. With theatrical release in early 2023 and world premiere at the 44th Moscow International Film Festival. My short film BROKEN BASKET, starring Belén Rueda, was selected in more than 40 festivals within the Oscar Shortlist, such as the Short Film Corner (Cannes), Honorable Mention of the Jury for Belén Rueda at the Queens World Film Festival (New York), Chelsea Film Festival (New York), Zinebi (Bilbao) and Carmel International Film Festival (California), among others. The film STOYAN is based on this award-winning short film. I have written three fantasy novels. The last one MARMA RABBIT BOY (2020), published by Editorial Amarante. The first entitled LOS JIMÉNEZ SUEÑAN COMO QUIEREN (2017) and the second MERO FIRMAMENTO (2018), both by Ediciones Camelot. My fourth and fifth novels, in the process of seeking editing, are being represented by MJR Literary Agency (Madrid). I have written more than 20 feature film, series and fiction miniseries scripts in development stage. I have worked as first assistant director, assistant director/producer, script and art director in feature films, short films and fiction series. My last jobs have been as First Assistant Director in the film 8 AÑOS, by JD Alcázar (2020) and as Assistant Director in the series EL CID, by Zebra Producciones for AMAZON PRIME VIDEO (2020).

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