BIO


CHUS DE CASTRO


Chus de Castro
 was born in Madrid, Spain. She is a young actress and screenwriter and her film directorial efforts have also achieved a lot of attention and recognition from her film peers and the public. 

She studied Drama at the prestigious Spanish Drama School "La Barraca of Alicia Hermida" and "Drama and Writing Studies" at the "Escuela Libre de interpretacion" with actors Juan Diego, Clara Sanchis, Carmelo Gomez, Magui Mira and playwright and theatre director Jose Sanchis Sinisterra.

She got a "College Certificate in Film Studies, Film Acting and Screenwriting" in the renowned "First Team Film Foundation" of actress/director Assumpta Serna and actor/director/screenwriter Scott Cleverdon and also a "Drama Certificate in English" at the University of Edinburgh.

In addition to that, she also went to college ("The European University of Madrid-UEM"), earning a Bachelor's degree in "Translation and Interpretation" in English and French.

Moreover, in order to improve her drama studies, she also studied in many different Drama Schools such as: Estudio Juan Carlos Corazza (Acting in English); Arte 4 Film WorkshopCentral de Cine Film SchoolLaboratorio William LaytonComedy Timing and Acting Improv with actor and comedian Cesc Albiol, Forma y Trama Writers WorkshopFilm Acting Masterclass with film director Gracia Querejeta, Actor's training with theatre director Tamzin Townsend and Self-expression,Stage Movement and Physicality with the prestigious Arnold Taraborrelli. 

She has worked in theatre productions such as "Hard Candy" of Jonathan Rand, "El Poeta y los Niños" of F.G.Lorca, "El Viejo Celoso" of Miguel de Cervantes, "La Mujer Sola" (Monologue of Dario Fo) and "Talem, Lecho Conyugal" of Sergi Belbel. 

For six years, she worked as an actress and as a screenwriter for the "First Team Foundation" in a wide range of different film projects such as: "Shorts for the camera", "Superliberal"(award-nominated short), "Entre Tejados", "El Día Después/The Morning After", "El Gesto", "Punto de Información".

"Ese Instante-That Instant" was her directorial debut with David Villaraco. She wrote it and acted as well in it, and it turned out to be a critically acclaimed short film and one of the most watched shorts at Notodofilmfest. It  also won Audience Award in "Festival El Barbú".

She has participated in films such as "La Vida Mancha" directed by Enrique Urbizu, "Entre Abril y Julio" directed by Aitor Gaizka and "Lo Contrario al Amor" directed by Vicente Villanueva.

Chus de Castro won Best Actress Award at "The Telde Cinexpress Film Festival" for her role in the short film "Yo Así No Levanto Cabeza (Chopsticks)" directed by Assumpta Serna and also written by Chus de Castro.

She co-directed with Olga Ruano "LOVE CRISIS", also starring and written by her. It won "AUDIENCE AWARD" in "Cortopatía" (Madrid, Spain), "SPECIAL JURY AWARD” in "Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes Roberto di Chiara" (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and "SPECIAL JURY AWARD" in "XXI Sguardi Altrove Film Festival" (Milan, Italy) and so far, it has received more than fifty nominations in Film Festivals worldwide.

After “Love Crisis”, they both co-directed: “And Is That Good?” and “Lovely Day”, the two of them starring and written by her and both were on competition at "30 Second Film Festival" of Notodofilmfest.
"¿Y Esa Es La Buena? (And Is That Good?)" was Finalist in Notodofilmfest.

Moreover, she starred, wrote and co-directed, again with Olga Ruano, "Ruptura Original (Last Stop Eden)” which was on competition at Notodofilmfest.

Lately, she worked in different projects such as "Bromance", "Connection", "Amanece Que No Es Trozo", "Incoming Call", all in competition in festivals all over the world. 

Nowadays, she is working in several upcoming theatre and film projects as an actress and she's in pre-production of a feature film also written by her in which she will play the lead role.