Arantxa Vela Buendía (Madrid, 1962) is a documentary filmmaker, and has been a full-time employee of RTVE (National Spanish Television Corporation) since 1984.
She has specialised in shows and series on the performing arts since 2000; first as a documentalist and then, from 2010 to 2013, as the producer and senior editor of “Mi reino por un caballo” (My Kingdom for a Horse) - RTVE‘s weekly magazine programme on events and headline news from the theatre world.
A member of the editorial board of the journal ARTESCÉNICAS since 2018, and of la Academia de Artes Escénicas de España (The Performaning Arts Academy of Spain).
Co- author with Declan Donnellan of the book “Donnellan on Shakespeare”. Ten years of interviews with the theatre director about Shakespeare.
She wrote and directed two theatre plays: ‘Cabaret paranormal’ (2017-22) and ‘Reality Cabaret Show’ (2018)
She produced, wrote and directed six short films (1990-94)