David Doutel was born in Porto, Portugal, in 1983. He graduated in Sound and Image from the UCP School of Arts, with extensive training in animation. For the last 11 years he has developed his work in in the field of independent animation short films, both as director, animator and production director. Both in artistic and production departments he has contributed to the creation of several award-winning short films that have been regularly selected for international film festivals. He developed his career alongside Vasco Sá with whom he shares the creation of three short animated films, The Shoemaker, Soot and Augur. Has been working in BAP Animation Studio since 2011 and is one of its founders.