Mikel Iriarte

Mikel Iriarte


  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

Mikel Iriarte is an acclaimed filmmaker, producer, educator and casting director.

Mikel's directorial work has been screened by the BFI, Frightfest the National Film and Television School as well as showcased in Shortcuts to Hell Vol. 1 and World Of Death anthologies.

Education and development is one of Mikel's strongest passions. He graduated from the Northern Film School in 2013 with a First Class Honours degree and has gone on to teach and facilitate workshops for the BFI Film Academy, the National Youth Theatre, Into Film, the Kaunas Cinema Centre in Lithuania and many more. 

During the past ten years, while gaining experience in the film industry, Mikel's outreach and development work has been supported by grants from the UK's Department for International Development and Department for Trade.

Mikel has volunteered and worked around the world with charities and NGOs in community and construction projects as well as arts programmes.

In the past three years, Mikel has gained a wide range of skills and experience to enhance his filmmaking career. He has worked in Sales, Distribution and Anti-Piracy for the film industry, attending various markets and festivals around the world. Mikel has worked in the production of numerous adverts and broadcast commericals as well as casting and producing a range of short and feature films and web content, including Black Site, the award-winning K-Shop, Mausoleum starring Julia Deakin, Debbies-nominated Freddy and Fuzmo Fix The World TV Pilot and much much more.

In the "Featured Images" section, you will find a mixture of amateur photography (none of which has been edited, that's the way I like it), and lots of on-set photos.

Work History

Producer - Freddy & Fuzmo Fix The World (TV Pilot)

Dec 2017 - Present

Producer - Black Site (Feature Film)

Jul 2017 - Present

Casting Director - Freelance

May 2017 - Present

Producer - Mausoleum (Short Film)

Feb 2017 - Present

1st A.D. - Freelance

Jul 2016 - Present

Production Manager - Freelance

Jul 2016 - Present

Mentor/Facilitator - Kauno Kino Centras Romuva, Lithuania

Aug 2017 - Aug 2017

Head of Acquisitions & PR - Grimm Entertainment

Jul 2016 - Jul 2017

Hospitality Co-ordinator - Larmer Tree Festival

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016

Anti-Piracy Agent - VideoLock

Jul 2015 - Jul 2016

Stage Manager - Soho Create Festival

Jun 2016 - Jun 2016

Mentor/Facilitator - BFI Film Academy Bournemouth

Oct 2015 - Mar 2016

Program Leader & Translator - Operation Groundswell

Jan 2012 - May 2015

Volunteer - All Hands - Project Leyte

Feb 2014 - Apr 2014

Mentor/Facilitator - BFI Film Academy

Jan 2014 - Feb 2014

Casting - K-Shop Film

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014

Creative Assistant/Videographer - National Youth Theatre

Aug 2010 - Nov 2013


Film and Moving Image Production - BA (Hons) - Northern Film School

Sep 2010 - Jun 2013


  • Casting
  • Scriptwriting
  • Video Editing
  • Academic Writing
  • Assertiveness
  • Assistant Directing
  • Costume
  • Directing
  • Film Distribution
  • Physical Theatre
  • Producing
  • SFX
  • Stage Combat
  • Stage Management
  • Stagehands
  • Technical
  • Theatre