Señor y Señora is an audiovisual company founded by the director Aritz Moreno and the producer Leire Apellaniz. Both adopt the common name of Sr.&Sra. to sign their work. And because they’re old enough.
Sr. Aritz MorenoDirector
Considered by the magazine Variety to be one of the most talented emerging filmmakers in Spain. His works have won over 60 national and international awards.
Born in San Sebastian, he worked in television until he was fired, and thanks to that he could make his first short film, "Portal Mortal". Financed with the money from his unemployment compensation, the short film was selected for 90 national and international festivals and won 23 awards. Since then he has made short films, music videos, and has worked for clients such as Donostiakultura, Zinemaldi, Filmoteca Vasca or Dbus.Three of his works have been selected for the prestigious Kimuak catalog and have won important awards such as the Silver Méliès Award for Best European Fantasy Short Film for "Cotton Candy", the Grand Jury Prize at the Short Short Film Festival in New York or the Best Filminute 2011 for "Loop", the first and, to date, only Spanish short film to win that international festival. His works have been selected some 300 times for festivals around the world, such as the Austin Film Festival, the BFI London Film Festival and the Sitges Festival, where "Cotton Candy" was the inaugural short film.
Sra. Leire ApellanizProducer
Quite a lady, with 10 years of experience. She has worked in various aspects of production in publicity, feature films, short films and music videos, and she has joined Sr. y Sra., heading its project of creative expansion, bringing to it her energy and her amazing recipes.
She has paraded her golden tresses through Barcelona and the Basque Country, working for clients such as Nesquik, Font Vella, Keler, Euskaltel, Eroski, Kaiku or Bollicao.
She has participated on projects by Telmo Esnal, Asier Altuna or Moriarti, such as the documentary "El método Arrieta", winner of the Audience Prize at the San Sebastian Human Rights Festival, and worked for eight years as production assistant at the San Sebastian Week of Fantastic and Horror Cinema.
Like a true lady, she can do several things at once and at present is combining the projects at Sr. y Sra. with her responsibilities as head of the technical department of the San Sebastian International Festival and at the Seville European Film Festival.