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Actor/writer Juan Echenique has written and published over 20 books during the last two decades. He started off by collaborating with fashion magazines, Science Fiction and Role Playing Games related publications, tackling any subject he was required to.

In 2014, he started Horatio Productions, together with Fumi Gomez. The purpose of the company was to seek a new storytelling language both in theatre and film. Since then, they have produced Juan Echenique's plays H7, Red Button, and ReGen. Red Button had sold out runs both at Camden Fringe 2016, and Edinburgh Fringe 2017. It was while writing it when Juan Echenique realised that there is much more to science fiction than meets the eye, as it allows theatre makers to discuss topics of social and political relevance from a new perspective. 

Juan Echenique and Fumi Gomez have also been developing a career in film, producing 8 short films -all of them written and performed by Juan Echenique, and directed by Fumi Gomez- between 2015 and 2018. During last summer, both decided to take on a new adventure: shooting a full feature film in a single day. As a result of that experiment, the film Coffee Run was shot on the 17th of August, and it's currently in post-production.

As an actor, Juan Echenique has had a long career back in Spain and, since moving to London, he has worked in theatre, television, and as a voiceover artist. It's worth noting his role as King Ferdinand of Spain in the Starz TV show The White Princess, alongside Jodie Comer and Rossi de Palma, and his work as an audiobook narrator for Pinewood Studios, narrating for them 11 books in the last 2 years.

In 2006, he founded Colmena Teatro, a small underground theatre venue in Madrid. For five years, Colmena Teatro's resident company  produced his comedy shows Just Because, Nazi Love, and Zerezade, as well as Juan Echenique's one man show In Your Head, Sarah Kane's Phaedra's Love, the author's own modern adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's Baal, and his surreal tragedy Obese. On top of those projects, the group created their own online weekly comedy show, only available via streaming.

During all this time, the author has kept on creating new plays, translating existing material to English or to Spanish, and working on non-fiction writing as well. He is passionate about Science Fiction literature, and the endless possibilities it offers when it comes to the exploration of the human soul.

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