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Mikel Iriarte is an acclaimed filmmaker, producer, educator and casting director.

Mikel's directorial work has been screened by the BFI, Frightfest the National Film and Television School as well as showcased in Shortcuts to Hell Vol. 1 and World Of Death anthologies.

Education and development is one of Mikel's strongest passions. He graduated from the Northern Film School in 2013 with a First Class Honours degree and has gone on to teach and facilitate workshops for the BFI Film Academy, the National Youth Theatre, Into Film, the Kaunas Cinema Centre in Lithuania and many more. 

During the past ten years, while gaining experience in the film industry, Mikel's outreach and development work has been supported by grants from the UK's Department for International Development and Department for Trade.

Mikel has volunteered and worked around the world with charities and NGOs in community and construction projects as well as arts programmes.

In the past three years, Mikel has gained a wide range of skills and experience to enhance his filmmaking career. He has worked in Sales, Distribution and Anti-Piracy for the film industry, attending various markets and festivals around the world. Mikel has worked in the production of numerous adverts and broadcast commericals as well as casting and producing a range of short and feature films and web content, including Black Site, the award-winning K-Shop, Mausoleum starring Julia Deakin, Debbies-nominated Freddy and Fuzmo Fix The World TV Pilot and much much more.

In the "Featured Images" section, you will find a mixture of amateur photography (none of which has been edited, that's the way I like it), and lots of on-set photos.

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Mikel Iriarte is an acclaimed filmmaker, producer, educator and casting director.

Mikel's directorial work has been screened by the BFI, Frightfest the National Film and Television School as well as showcased in Shortcuts to Hell Vol. 1 and World Of Death anthologies.

Education and development is one of Mikel's strongest passions. He graduated from the Northern Film School in 2013 with a First Class Honours degree and has gone on to teach and facilitate workshops for the BFI Film Academy, the National Youth Theatre, Into Film, the Kaunas Cinema Centre in Lithuania and many more. 

During the past ten years, while gaining experience in the film industry, Mikel's outreach and development work has been supported by grants from the UK's Department for International Development and Department for Trade.

Mikel has volunteered and worked around the world with charities and NGOs in community and construction projects as well as arts programmes.

In the past three years, Mikel has gained a wide range of skills and experience to enhance his filmmaking career. He has worked in Sales, Distribution and Anti-Piracy for the film industry, attending various markets and festivals around the world. Mikel has worked in the production of numerous adverts and broadcast commericals as well as casting and producing a range of short and feature films and web content, including Black Site, the award-winning K-Shop, Mausoleum starring Julia Deakin, Debbies-nominated Freddy and Fuzmo Fix The World TV Pilot and much much more.

In the "Featured Images" section, you will find a mixture of amateur photography (none of which has been edited, that's the way I like it), and lots of on-set photos.

Career stage
Mid-Senior
Industries
Advertising and Marketing Communications, Animation, Archives and Libraries, Crowdfunding, Digital, Distribution, Exhibition, Facilities, Film, Higher Education, Marketing, Performing Arts, PR, TV
My skills
Casting, Scriptwriting, Video Editing, Academic Writing, Assertiveness, Assistant Directing, Costume, Directing, Film Distribution, Physical Theatre, Producing, SFX, Stage Combat, Stage Management, Stagehands, Technical, Theatre
Job Roles
Editor, Social Media Assistant, 1st Assistant Director, Actor, Assistant Producer, Associate Producer, Buyer, Distribution Executive, Documentary Filmmaker, Tour Manager, Translator

Work history

Dec 2017 - Present

Producer
Freddy & Fuzmo Fix The World (TV Pilot)

Jul 2017 - Present

Producer
Black Site (Feature Film)

May 2017 - Present

Casting Director
Freelance

Feb 2017 - Present

Producer
Mausoleum (Short Film)

Jul 2016 - Present

1st A.D.
Freelance

Jul 2016 - Present

Production Manager
Freelance

Aug 2017 - Aug 2017

Mentor/Facilitator
Kauno Kino Centras Romuva, Lithuania

Jul 2016 - Jul 2017

Head of Acquisitions & PR
Grimm Entertainment

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016

Hospitality Co-ordinator
Larmer Tree Festival

Jul 2015 - Jul 2016

Anti-Piracy Agent
VideoLock

Jun 2016 - Jun 2016

Stage Manager
Soho Create Festival

Oct 2015 - Mar 2016

Mentor/Facilitator
BFI Film Academy Bournemouth

Jan 2012 - May 2015

Program Leader & Translator
Operation Groundswell

Feb 2014 - Apr 2014

Volunteer
All Hands - Project Leyte

Jan 2014 - Feb 2014

Mentor/Facilitator
BFI Film Academy

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014

Casting
K-Shop Film

Aug 2010 - Nov 2013

Creative Assistant/Videographer
National Youth Theatre


Education

Sep 2010 - Jun 2013

Film and Moving Image Production - BA (Hons)
Northern Film School


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Industries
Digital, Education, Film, TV

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