Cristobal Catalan is an award winning film director, creative technologist and virtual reality researcher. Cristobal’s focus on high value added story and visual aesthetics has won him collaborations with esteemed arts organisations such as the English National Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The Royal Photographic Society, Somerset House, Rambert and Acrojou Circus. His diverse commissions include projects with MAC and Swarosvki, as well as collaborations with global celebrities such as choreographer Tamara Rojo, fine artist Duggie Fields, renowned dancers Yonah Acosta and Daria Klimentova, voice artists Jessie J, James Bay, George Ezra, Passenger, as well as World Dance winners and Britain’s Got Talent finalists Flawless.
Offering a combination of artistic, commercial and experimental approaches, Cristobal’s works have been screened and exhibited widely in academic, art and commercial contexts including MOMA, BBC, Tenderpixel Soho Gallery and Sky Arts Channel. His works have also been selected for numerous international film festivals including London Soho Rushes Film, Festival of Cinematic Arts and the London Spanish Film Festival.
Wearing many different hats, Cristobal is also an academic researcher, a film festival judge, programmed significant cultural festivals, chaired research health symposiums and curated various art programs. In addition to providing digital media and interactive technology consultancy, Cristobal is also a visiting University Lecturer, sits on the board of the Asia Ethnographic Film Festival, Fertile Ground Dance Charity and is the founder of the VR Arts & Sciences Experimentation Collective.