Peque Varela was born in Ferrol, Spain in 1977. She is a London based filmmaker who graduated from the National Film and Television School in Animation Direction.

As well as making independent short films she has been working in advertisement as a freelance animator and compositor for over five years. She is proficient in After Effects and Photoshop and also skilled in Flash and Illustrator.

Her graduation film ‘1977’ has been awarded 15 prizes all around the world and has participated in the official competitions of prestigious festivals such as Sundance Film Festival and Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival.

In 2009 Peque and the Argentinean producer Silvina Cornillón founded Argallando. This production company is devoted to create independent projects, Gato encerrado is their first film.