Alberto Morais was born in Valladolid in 1976. He completed his studies in fine-arts and cinema at the University of Valencia. He moved to Madrid, where he wrote and directed several short-films. In 2007, he completes his first feature film, Un Lugar en El Cine, a documentary starring Victor Erice and Theo Angelopoulos, and which was screened at several international film festivals such as São Paulo and Rotterdam, among others. Towards the end of 2008, he founded production company Olivo Films, with which he produced his second film, Las Olas (2011), a film that tackles the unknown story of the French concentration camps that existed before World War II, winner of three awards at the Moscow Film Festival. Los Chicos del Puerto, his third feature film of 2013, was shot in Valencia and features three children as its protagonists. The film also had a North American premiere, at the famous Toronto Film Festival.