Elías León Siminiani studied Hispanic Philology in Murcia and cinema at Columbia University (New York), which he attended after receiving a Fulbright scholarship. As a short filmmaker he has been recognized with prizes such as the 12th Spanish-SGAE Short Film Contest for Limits, 2nd Person, or the Jury Prize, Best Screenplay and Audience Award (Columbia University 2003). Likewise, the first four installments of his series Key Concepts of the Modern World (The Office, Permit, Digital and Transit) have won more than 50 international awards. Among the nominations, the one in his short film The Goya Awards Prize can be highlighted. He also received the 2012 New Wave Award from the Santander Short Film Festival and Creo. His career in the feature film begins in 2012 with Mapa (produced by AVALON), which received the awards, for the Best European Documentary at the European Film Festival in Seville 2012 and Best Opera Prima at the REC Festival in Tarragona 2012. He has recently released the Feature film Notes for a robbery movie and directed the television series The Alcàsser Murders (2019).