The film portrays the life and work of an essential figure in the history of Spanish cinema: José Val del Omar. The creator of extraordinary techniques such as diaphonic sound or tactile vision, Val del Omar can be considered a precursor of the zoom shot and, due to his conception of total cinema, also a forerunner of virtual reality. Photographer, poet, film director, inventor or ‘cinemist’ (as he called himself), he was a man ahead of his time. As the documentary’s guide, a fictitious young researcher accompanies us in the discovery and recognition of one of the most important Andalusians of all time.
Director, screenwriter, editor and television producer born in Seville in 1971. He made his feature film debut in 2005 with ‘15 Days with You’, which earned Isabel Ampudia a Goya nomination. He later directed the fiction feature films ‘Skizo’ (2006), ‘Déjate caer’ (2007), ‘Everything Will Be Fine’ (2015) and ‘La primera cita’ (2018), projects that he alternated with directing television series such as ‘Pelotas’ (TVE) or ‘Padre Medina’ (Canal Sur), or TVmovies like ‘Diamantino’ (2016), the documentary drama ‘El precio del éxito’ (2017) or ‘Una vida entre dos aguas’ (2019). He has also directed documentaries such as ‘La última toma’ (2018), dedicated to Claudio Guerin-Hill, or ‘Storm’ (2021), about the rock band by the same name.