José Miguel is an actor, director and filmmaker based in Dublin. A theatre graduate from Universidad de Chile and Trinity College Dublin, he is also a founding member of the artist led initiative DRAFF, an international magazine focused on dance and theatre.
He is a founding member of The Company theatre ensemble, acting as director for all their productions between 2009 and 2012, and as DOP on Under the Selfsame Moon written by Brian Bennett.
José has developed extensive work as a video designer, collaborating with theatre, dance and visual artists. These include Hamnet, Shakespeare’s Last Play and Beckett’s Room with Dead Centre, Salò, Redubbed by Dylan Tighe, After by Liv O’Donoghue and many others.
He has directed and filmed music videos for Boii, We Raise Bears, Dylan Tighe and 3 films for the music of Irish contemporary composer Andrew Hamilton, premiered at IFI. He has collaborated with choreographer Aine Stapleton in both of her films about Lucia Joyce, Medicated Milk and Horrible Creature, and most recently with Maeve Stone in The House Fell as DOP. He was recently commissioned by Project Arts Centre in Dublin to produce the short film The Future has been Bad. His documentary See the Man has been screened at more than thirteen festivals in three continents.
Liz Roche Company is strategically funded by the Arts Council and supported by Dublin City Council