Telmo, a young man who aspires to become a filmmaker, arrives to the remotest part of the Amazon jungle. He arrives loaded with
innocent illusion, romantic ideas and a camera. Nothing that happens from then on responds to his plans. The Amazonian reality is unpredictable, absurd, poetic and surprising. As Telmo enters the jungle, the world is increasingly strange and his gaze, more filmic. The travel takes Telmo to the limit of reason and his world, to the place where the uncontacted Taromenane live. In that invisible limit, Telmo discovers who he is. He is a storyteller, and he decides to tell this story.
Telmo Ibarburu (Pamplona, 1995) graduated in Audiovisual
Communication from the University of Navarra and has developed his work in different areas of the film world. His first experience was through the festival industry, where he participated in the Youth Jury at the San Sebastian Film Festival (2016) and Punto de Vista Festival (2021). In 2017 he started working at Arena Comunicación as assistant director and editor. Afterwards, he lived in Madrid and Barcelona, developing directing and production tasks in the field of fiction, working as an assistant in shootings for Disney Channel, Pepsico or Wizzair. He also collaborated in the production of the feature film Que me quiten lo bailao by ESCAC, as well as other participations in advertising shoots and videoclips. He collaborated in the production of Larruajo, a short film by the director Erik Rodríguez, awarded at D'A Film fest. And later in the direction department in the film Te quiero, imbécil by director Laura Maña.
He has combined his work in fiction with personal photography
and video projects for companies and NGOs, such as Amazon
Frontlines, Fundación Alejandro Labaka, Museo CICAME or
Museo MACCO. He has also been a professor in audiovisuals for
young people in Ecuador.
He recently worked in the directing department of the Netflix series You're Not Special.
Film #1 is presented as his debut film.