MANUEL MUÑOZ RIVAS is a filmmaker based in Spain. After graduating in Information Sciences from the University of Seville, he settled in London, where he made his first amateur videos and short films, centred on the youth of the English capital in 2000. He then moved to Cuba, where he entered the EICTV, the International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños, and specialised in Editing. He graduated in 2004. Since then he has co-written and edited films such as Dead Slow Ahead (2015), Slimane (2013), Arraianos (2012) and Ocaso (2010), and has made short films including Pájaro / Bird (2014), Con el viento / With the wind (2009) and Sendero / Path (2008). He combines his activity as a filmmaker with teaching: since 2010 he has led workshops in places such as EICTV (Cuba), FUNGLODE (Dominican Republic) and ULL (University of La Laguna, Canary Islands). El mar nos mira de lejos is his first feature film.