ROBERTO JULIO ALAMO
Roberto Eduardo Julio Alamo (born February 22, 1985) is a Spanish director, producer and screenwriter raised in Madrid.
R. Julio is considered a breath of fresh air on the underground film scene. He is the founder of VooR Productions Ltd., a Madrid production company for film and VFX.
His first experience in directing was a vampire short at the age of 12, in primary school. At that age he already watched all the Indiana Jones, Alien and Star Wars films hundreds of times. From when he was little he knew clearly that he wanted to make movies.
Without enough funds at the beginning of his career, he studied animation to produce his own shorts.
After graduating with a 3D animation master´s degree with a specialty in VFX, he spent some years collaborating on several commercials and short films in Spain. In 2007 he published his first book Tales from the Threshold, a metaphysical horror tales compendium based on his favourite writer: Howard Phillips Lovecraft .
In 2013, after he shot the short film Subb Niggurath, Roberto moved to the south of China.
Star Dragon Films will produce his first TV series in China, Radiation, a sci-fi drama that he wrote and will direct. This project is currently in pre-production.
Roberto Julio won the the Best Short Film Award of Festin in Brazil for his film Vallenegro (2012) and became an Official Selection of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in San Diego, CA. for his film Subb Niggurath (2015).
Roberto´s work is regularly described as surpsising, dreamy, fresh , and a little bit freakish, mixing astounding stories with morals and deep critical messages. He is constantly working on new projects.
His favorite film director and main inspiration is Steven Spielberg. He loves cinema of every genre and time, from classic legends like Tarkovsy, Hitchcock, Kurosawa or Ford to contemporary masters like Coppolla, Cameron, Carpenter or Zemeckis.
Also he admires deeply the director Ed Wood, not because of the quality of his films, but for his ability to pursue his dream and for his constant enthusiasm despite any obstacles which stood in his way. R. Julio believes that if you don´t have an opportunity, you need to create it yourself.
Currently he is working on projects in China, Spain and Hollywood.