Jaime Olías de Lima was born in Madrid in 1989. He graduated in Media Communication at the Madrid Complutense University in 2013. Later, he would course a Master’s Degree on Film Direction and Screenwriting at “Factoría del Guion” (Madrid). He combined his film studies with his acting training with coaches such as Carmen Rico, Yael Belicha, Clara Cosials, Pilar López or Adrien McCour.
In 2011, his acting career took off with series and films like “Promoción fantasma” by Javier Ruiz Caldera (2012), “Open Windows” by Nacho Vigalondo (2014), “Solo química” by Alfonso Albacete (2015), “Vulcania” by José Skaf (2015), “Seguidores” by Iván Fernández de Córdoba (2018) or Amazon Prime’s series “El Cid” (2020). In 2015, he was given the “Talamanca futuro” award at the 9th edition of the “Talamanca de Cine” film festival, as well as the Best Actor Award at the 2017 Leon Film and Television Festival.
He started his career as a director and screenwriter with the short film “Rojo” (2015), winner of the Visual Talent Award at the Jameson Notodo Filmfest. He would later write, direct and produce the short film “Hubiéramos” (2018), which was selected in more than 30 national and international festivals (Las Alfas del Pi, Islantilla Cineforum, Gines en corto, Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage) and which also earned him the Best Short Film Award at Jaen’s Decortoan (2018). Shortly after, he won the European Commission’s contest “EUandMe” for the best commercial short film (“Rights” category), with his screenplay “The Sound of Mine”. Thanks to this opportunity, he was granted the necessary funds to carry out the production of this commercial short film for the European Commission. The project was presented to the Madrid Film Academy in 2019. That very year, he shot his fourth short film, “Monstruo”, supported by Murcia and Torrelodones’ town council. The short film is still under distribution. In 2020, during the Covid-19 lockdown, he shot a home exercise, “Reverse”, which was covered by several media including El Mundo, El País, Formulatv, TVE, RNE y El Español; which also got more than 100 thousand views on Instagram and Youtube in a few days. By the end of that year, he started his last fiction project, “Chaval”, starring Itzan Escamilla and Best Actress Goya Award-winner Eva Llorach. The project is currently on postproduction.
Since 2017 to the present, Jaime is combining his acting and directing projects with his work as a commercials director for brands such as Iberia, Avis, Deloitte, Correos, Engie, etc.