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No me da la vida (Malamente)

Up to my neck

One Thursday a month Lucas, Río and Marcos play cards at Xabi’s house, the perfect host. It seems like a regular game until Xabi tells them what he has been doing during the last month.

Direction: Alauda Ruiz de Azúa
Production: Manu Calvo, Meghan Shaw
Cast: Luis Callejo, Chani Martín, Andrés Gertrúdix, Iñaki Ardanaz
Script: Virginia Mosquera
Cinematography: Gorka Gómez
Art direction: Paula Scholten
Edition: Rocío Pérez
Sound: Roberto Fernández
Music: Adolfo Vallejo
Language: Español
Subtitles: Inglés
Autonomous Region: catalunya, madrid
Location: Comunidad de Madrid
Country: España
Production year: 2021
Genre: Ficción
Duration: 16 min.
Age: +7
Status: Finalizado


Alauda Ruiz de Azúa

She has a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the UPV. After graduating, she graduated in Film Directing from ECAM in 2005. Her final degree project, Clases particulares, marked her successful debut in the world of short film, obtaining more than 30 awards.

After school, she worked as an assistant director and scriptwriter in television series, until she made the leap to advertising in 2007. She has directed advertisements for brands such as: Toyota, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Once, Mapfre, BBVA, AXA, Orange ...

In 2012 she founded her own production company: Igloo Films. To this day, she has combined his advertising career with her most personal works in short film format. Her shorts have been selected in more than 400 national and international festivals and have obtained a total of 110 awards. Among them, Dicen (They say, 2011) stands out, which participated in more than 160 festivals and won 50 awards (ZINEBI, ALCINE, Versión Española…).

She is currently developing her first feature film, Cinco lobitos, selected by La Incubadora de la ECAM (2019) and awarded for best project at the international co-production forum Ventana CineMad.

No me da la vida (2021) is her last short film.


SECIME – Semana de Cine de Medina del Campo. Valladolid (España). Roel de Oro al Mejor Cortometraje ; Mejor Actor : Chani Martín ; Mejor Música Original : Adolfo Vallejo

Semana del Cortometraje de la Comunidad de Madrid (España). Premio Madrid en Corto

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