Irene Intxausti Basilio

When I was a little girl I distributed flowers with my father, who had a flower shop, and some years later after graduating with honours in “Defeat Sciences”: coming in last place during the swimming meets was definitely my thing.

At 21 I graduated in Music History and Sciences from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where I would return years later to study Communications Management in Cultural Organisations.

Along the way I completed a bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual Communication from Universidad del País Vasco, I worked as a reporter and thanks to auto-correct I once said “humanoid rights” live and I got a chance to visit other countries on holiday and also on business trips.

Before starting on this adventure I had fun and learned from the professionals I had a chance to work with every day in places like Teatro Paraiso or Tabakalera. I also ventured into different areas and experiences such as engaging in journalistic collaborations, research grants, assessment boards or furthered my education like for example, the Postgraduate Degree I earned in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Uned.

Years later I learned that my sister, when she was a little girl, would fill the living room with small pieces of paper because she was already an artist at that young age, “my mum inhabits the words” because she is a poet and my son… my son!

In a nutshell, I began my adulthood with a clear objective: become a Classic Radio Broadcaster; the ones that don’t talk a lot in order to not rub people the wrong way. But I will admit, I have veered off subject… yes doesn’t mean I see myself riding a capollo?!

Ander Elorza Urdangarin

When I was 12 years old my friend Iker and I built a diorama of a storm in the dessert.

I completed studies in Basque Philology at Universidad del País Vasco, but what I really liked was communication and cinema so I studied Director of Photography and Camera Operator at the C.E.C.C. school of Barcelona, where professor Luis Aller taught me about Composition. From this point forward, images would never be the same for me.

For 6 years I combined my work as a Basque teacher and manager at the Centro Cultural Euskal Etxea of Barcelona with producing small and failed audiovisual works.

In 2006 I saw the film Sans Soleil by Chris Marker.

In 2010, and after a year long trip through Australia and Japan, my first documentary feature film was released, Estralurtar lurraldea.

I worked at local media outlets as a camera operator and editor, where I learned the real value of teamwork but also piecework.

When I was nearly 40 years old, I graduated from the University of Life by becoming a freelance worker. My freelance work as a film-maker and as head of communications enabled me to learn from people and collectives such as Lacasinegra, writer Karmele Jaio, documentary film-maker David Busto or musician Koldo Uriarte.

Zineatxekua is my artistic refuge. There you will find hung clothes, telekinesis manuals, films in Fast forward as well as other film related devices. iunkopia is my YouTube channel where I talk about film and other related subjects.