Director of photography Jon Aguirresarobe’s debut feature film, Hunter Gatherer, premiered to critical acclaim at the 2016 SXSW festival.
The film tells the story of an ex-con trying to win back his old girlfriend after serving a prison sentence. Critics have praised Aguirresarobe’s vivid imagery, shot on digital and 16mm film. The film also aired at the Maryland Film Festival.
Aguirresarobe also recently lensed two upcoming films. People You May Know follows Delia, a 40-something Los Angeles woman who falls pregnant to her best friend, Joe, a gay man. His other film, Everybody Loves Somebody, is a Spanish rom-com directed by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta starring Karla Souza and K.C. Clyde.
His portfolio includes numerous short films including: Tras Bambalinas; Werewolves; Blessing in Disguise and The Gunfighter, which received audience awards at the Los Angeles, San Diego and Florida film festivals. Aguirresarobe has also worked with a number of commercial clients such as UNICEF, Epson, Optimum, Idaho Health Care, Blue Cross and Old Mount Hard Cider.
Born in Spain, Aguirresarobe is fluent in Basque, English and Spanish. He studied Fine Arts with a focus on painting and photography at the University of Madrid, while simultaneously contributing to development projects in Algeria and India. He worked as an art director on various commercials and a stills photographer for the Panama embassy in Madrid, before studying cinematography at the American Film Institute.
Based in Los Angeles, Aguirresarobe is represented in the United States by Dattner Dispoto and Associates (DDA).