As Tyrell tells Roy in the famous movie ‘Blade Runner’, «the light that burns twice as bright burns half as long». Just like Bambino, whose life was too short and at the same time too intense for the idol of a country which woke up after dawn after endless and wild parties. Like Morente or Camarón, Bambino was at the time the last frontier of flamenco, which he rescued and brought closer to large audiences: an artist of artists, an idol in roadside bars, a kind of Lorca singing bulerías whose inimitable style, irresistible stage magnetism and heartbreaking personality are already part of the myth: a king without a kingdom, a music giant of the 20th century.
He was born in Huelva in 1978. He studied Audiovisual Communication at the University of Seville. In the early days of his career he directed several shows for Canal Sur and TVE. In 2011 he shot his first documentary feature ‘Deportados 1969’. He has been a founding partner of Sarao Films together with José Carlos de Isla since 2012. His filmography includes the short films ‘Somos los ríos’ (2017), ‘Llamando al cielo’ (2019) and ‘Hacerlo posible’, as well as the feature-length documentaries ‘13. Miguel Poveda’ (2015), nominated for the Forqué Awards, ‘Acariciando el aire. Matilde Coral’ (2016), ‘A remo’ (2017), ‘Se prohíbe el cante’ (2019), and ‘Historias del agua’ (2021), which is also an 8-episode series.