Paul Urkijo

Paul Urkijo Alijo was born on June 22, 1984 in the Basque Country, Spain. Since childhood he has been passionate about drawing, history and is an avid reader of mythology and traditional stories. He is a director and screenwriter, but also a singer in the metal band Hortzak. In 2017, he presented his first feature ERREMENTARI at the International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, in Sitges. It is a fantasy film based on the story “Patxi Errementaria” which takes place during the first Carlist War. In 2022 he directed IRATI, a film shot in old Basque and of an epic nature similar to THE LORD OF THE RINGS. At the 37th Goya Awards it received five nominations (best adapted screenplay, best music, best song, best costumes and best special effects), although it did not win any of them. However, Paul’s films have won more than 100 national and international awards and have been selected more than 400 times around the world.
Filmography: Errementari (2017), Monsters Do Not Exist (2012), El Bosque Negro (2015), Irati (2022).