David Martín-Porras


David Martín-Porras, film and television director and screenwriter.

After graduating in Audiovisual Communication at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and working at Pedro Almodóvar’s production company, El Deseo, David Martín Porras obtained a Master’s in Directing from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2010.

David is one of the founding members of the production company LA PANDA PRODUCTIONS, responsible for various productions, including the film 10,000KM. As a professor, David has been teaching film direction classes since 2014 at UCLA Extension and since 2016 at the New York Film Academy.

Among his award-winning short films are Ida y Vuelta, La Viuda, and Inside The Box, in which he collaborated with prestigious actresses such as Regina King, an Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress for If Beale Street Could Talk. His work has been selected in more than 100 international festivals, including South by Southwest, Palm Springs, Málaga, and SEMINCI. He has received over 60 international awards and a nomination for a Goya Award for Best Short Film in 2016.

David directed his first feature film, Stealing Summers, in 2011, starring James Jagger and Wilson Bethel. His second feature, The Chain, is a psychological thriller featuring John Patrick Amedori (Dear White People), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks), and Jamie Clayton (Sense 8).

Additionally, David has directed two TV movies for the American television network Lifetime: Unwritten Obsession (2017) and Danger in The Spotlight (2021). His latest feature film, La Piel en Llamas, is a drama starring Óscar Jaenada and Fernando Tejero, based on the award-winning play of the same name written by Guillem Clua (National Literature Award in 2020).

In 2022, he directed the series Smiley for NETFLIX and the TV movie Love at Mariposa Beach. In 2024, David premiered the feature film Invasión and the TV series Vintage for TV3.

Short Film “Inside The Box”
– Spanish Academy Awards (Goyas) 2016 – Nominated for Best Short Film

Short Film “The Widow”
– DGA Student Awards ’10 – Latino Winner

Short Film “Round Trip”
– Student Academy Awards ’09 – National Finalist

Fiction feature film “Skin In Flames”
– Malaga Film Festival 2022 – Official Selection

Fiction feature film “Chain Of Death”
– Fant Bilbao 2019 – Official Selection

Fiction feature film “Stealing Summers”
– Valladolid Film Festival 2011 – Official Selection