Oriol Castro-Herero

Biography

Oriol Castro-Herero was born in Barcelona in 1994. Since he was a teenager he has been training in acting, while later studying an English Studies Degree and a MA in Screenwriting. His acting training includes drama studies at Eòlia Drama School, and courses with Mel Churcher, Luci Lenox and Boyan Ivic.

He has worked as an English teacher for many years, as well as in the communication team of a project funded by the European Parliament, and as a producer of several dissemination spots for the EIT Health. Among his artistic projects, he was co-director and actor of the University of Barcelona’s theater group, and has starred in different theatrical and audiovisual projects. In 2017, he wrote, directed and starred in his first low-budget feature film “Minnesota”, followed in 2019 by «ring of a man called sheshonq», currently in post-production.

Since 2019, he works as an acting teacher at the drama school Actua!Studio.

ALTURA 173 | CAMISA 41 | AMERICANA 50/52 | PANTALON 40/42 | CALZADO 43 | OJOS Marrones | CABELLO Castaño

SHORT FILM:

– “Dialelo” by Bianca JMontobbio (2014) – Actor and production assistant
– “OFF” by Bea Bordanove (2016) – Actor and writer
– “Forever” by Aleix Montanyés (2016) – Actor and production assistant
– «Influencers anonymous» by Ross McClure (2019) – Actor and camera assistant
– “Near date experience” by Tom Tennant (2020) – Actor

FEATURE FILMS:

– “Minnesota” – Actor, writer, director and editor (2017)
– «ring of a man called sheshonq» – Actor, writer, director and editor (2019)

 

MUSIC VIDEOS:

– «Those were the days» by R Plus and Dido, directed by Charlie Reader – Actor (2019)
– «Veins» by GYOZA – Director and editor (2019)
– “Miami” by Clotildes – Director and editor (2020)
– “Colorado” by Clotildes – Director and editor (2020)

 

THEATRE:

– “El cantar de Fray Cebolla” by Gaston Gilabert, AulaScenica – Actor (2014, 2015)
– “La força del costum” by Thomas Bernhard, AulaScenica – University Theater Federation Award for Best Supporting Actor (2015)
– “El sabater” by Joan Brossa, La Bombeta CT – Actor (2015)
– “Muerte accidental de un anarquista” by Dario Fo, AulaScenica – Adaptation and director (2016)
– “Peymann, no és una comèdia” by Hèctor Mellinas, La Bombeta CT – Actor (2017)
– “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer” by Women’s March BCN – Actor and translator (2018)
– «Distorsioning» by Bel Quintana, Presumpta Comèdia CT – Actor (2020)

ACADEMIC TRAINING

English Studies at the Universitat de Barcelona (2012-2019)

Erasmus at the Università Degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy (2014-2015)

MA in Film and Television Fiction Screenwriting by the Escola de Cinema de Barcelona (2013-2014)

Postgraduate degree in International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (2018- )

High School Diploma by the IE Costa i Llobera, Barcelona (2012)

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING

Drama studies at the Escola Superior d’Art Dramàtic Eòlia, Barcelona (2006-2012)

Intensive course in dubbing at the Escola Superior d’Art Dramàtic Eòlia (2012)

Course “Keeping it alive and real on screen” by Mel Churcher at FrankStein Studio (2019)

Course “Acting in English” by Luci Lenox at FrankStein Studio (2019)

Course “MMA Technique & Filming” by Bojan Ivic at Actua Studio (2019)

Course “Improvisation for actors” by Stephanie Figueira at FrankStein Studio (2019)

Course “Laugh to live: humour and clown” at AFANOC (2019)

Course “Women’s literature: “What do women say?” by Laura Freixas at the Escola d’Escriptura de l’Ateneu Barcelonès (2016)

English studies at the British Council School, Barcelona (2001-2012)