David Doutel was born in Porto, Portugal, in 1983. He graduated in Sound and Image at the UCP School of Arts, with extensive training in Animation. For the last 10 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 to international film festivals. Has developed his career alongside with Vasco Sá with whom he shares the experience of direction on three short animated films, “The Shoemaker”, “Soot” and their most recent “Augur”, a Portuguese/French co-production. Has been working with Bando à Parte since 2011 and, together with Vasco Sá, has been responsible for the animation production direction and executive production.