David Doutel (1983, Porto) graduated in sound and image at the University School of Arts, with extensive training in animation. For the last 15 years he has developed his work in the field of independent animation short films, both as director, animator and producer. Both in artistic and production departments he has contributed to the creation of several award-winning short-films from various directors that have been regularly selected to international film festivals. Has developed his career alongside with Vasco Sá with whom he shares the experience of direction on four short animated films, The Shoemaker, Fuligem, Augur. He is one of the founders of BAP-Animation Studio, where he works as a director and producer.