Miguel Ángel Font Bisier
Film Director ♥ Scriptwriter ♥ Researcher ♥ Ph.D. Candidate
The life of Valencian film director, scriptwriter and researcher Miguel Ángel Font Bisier (January 1987), is marked by a constant personal and professional evolution.
He studied at the German School of Valencia and he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Audio-visual Communication from the University Cardenal Herrera CEU. At the same time, he studied violin for 20 years, which triggered his passion for the arts. Being able to speak English, Spanish, German, Italian, Valencian, and Spanish.
Sign Language, allows him to easily coordinate not only local or national productions but also international ones.
His career is distinguished by detail-oriented, engaging and avant-garde projects. He is known as one of the pioneers in Spain in the fashion film format with his internationally awarded trilogy, “Eiénesis” (2010). Besides, his award-winning short films within the horror genre “Llagas” (2012) and “Sinnside” (2013), premiered consecutively in the Official Section of the International Fantastic Film Festival of Sitges.
Complementing his work in the field of fiction, Miguel Ángel creates different videos for record companies such as Warner Music, as well as the posthumous official music video for the well-known band Motörhead: “When the Sky Comes Looking for You“ (2016). His first television format, “El Trance Positivo“, with the prestigious hypnotist Toni Pons, debuted in 2015.
“XMILE” (2016) combined the continuous themes in his career: Fashion, fantasy, and the search for new forms of communication. “XMILE“ is the first short film designed not only to be seen and heard, but also smelled, tasted and touched. In addition, the inclusion of different services of accessibility (audio description, subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing and Sign Language), bring the deaf, blind and deaf-blind people one step closer to achieving equality in media productions.
In June 2017, Miguel Ángel gave a speech at the Spanish Senate to explain his new model of accessibility. He stated that accessibility should be included from the very beginning in any audio-visual production. They declared that from 2018 on, all projects made with Valencian public money must be accessible.
In his first book, “Cinema of Universal Design“ (2019), Miguel Ángel writes about the work developed during four years with “XMILE”. It not only recounts his experience of making his own work totally accessible but also explores several facets of the short film that are now objects of research and university studies.
Miguel Ángel now carries out his new projects with teams consisting of a large number of people with disabilities both in front and behind the camera. For instance, along 2018, he produced the first video for the Deaf-Blind Association of the Valencian Community (ASOCIDE CV), the “Guide for the Adequate Treatment of Women and Girls with Disabilities” for CERMI CV, and the fashion film “The Sea of Freedom”.
Besides, in April 2018, he writes and directs new inclusive projects from the start. Their first released films are the short film “Blues Time” (2019) and the documentary “Creating Inclusive Cinema” (2019). Both films have been screened and used as a reference in many schools and universities. “Blues Time” has been dubbed into Arab language by the Bin Khalifa University, Qatar, in order to be released in this country.
What is more, 2019 is the year in which he writes and directs his first inclusive feature film: “SWING! The Life of a Secret”. He also creates “MiCineinclusivo.com“, an online platform in which he shares the results of his investigations. This website has already been supported by several brands and political parties.
Miguel Ángel continues his research while simultaneously writing feature film scripts and working for various producers, brands, and associations at a national and international level.