Martin (Dani Zarandieta) Spain

Dani Zarandieta
Spain. 2021. 5 min

An unexpected call, a pending conversation and the need to find a television. A promise has guided Martin’s life for the last ten years leading up to this moment.


Dani Zarandieta (Seville, Spain, 10/19/1980). Director and screenwriter with training in Physics and a degree in Audiovisual Communication. He worked as a cameraman at Antena 3 and in 2010 he moved to New York to study at the New York Film Academy, where he shot the short films “12:26 – 12:31” and “Second Round”, both at international festivals. In 2013 he returned to Spain only to shoot his first feature film, “Found in NYC” (“Met in NYC”), which he made between his hometown and the streets of New York, also with success at festivals (Seville European Film Festival , Manhattan Film Festival). A year later, he returns to New York and continues his career as an advertising and film editor such as “Stealing Chanel” for Lifetime. At the end of 2015 he moved to Los Angeles to direct two plays and his days back and forth between the US and Spain continued in 2016 when he returned home. He currently works as an editor of television programs in Spain, advertising director and developing his own projects. “Nanny” is his eighth short as director, after “Animal” (2020), “Ley de vida” (2018), “Why” (2017), “Saras” (2012), “…Sus muertos!” (2012), “Second Round” (2012) and “12:26 – 12:31” (2011).