Miguel Ángel Jiménez Colmenar
Madrid-born Miguel Ángel Jiménez Colmenar made his feature directorial debut with 2009’s Ori. After leaving law school to study cinematography, he made his first short film, Las huellas, which was co-produced by acclaimed director Aki Kaurismäki. He has also worked as a television director in Spain, and cofounded the production company Kinoskopik Film Produktion, for which he directed the Argentina-set documentary Días de El Abanico. Chaika is his second feature film.