showcase spain issue 57 Oct 2006Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the October edition of SHOWCASE Spain, featuring some of the Iberian peninsula's best visual media companies and professionals. You'll find more in our international directory at www.productionparadise.com.
With autumn around the corner, it seems to be all about cinema here this month. We have the International Cinema Festival of Sitges in Catalonia (6-15 October), which focuses on fantasy cinema; the documental cinema festival Docúpolis in Barcelona (4-8 October) and the In-Edit Music Film Festival (27 October - 1 November).
Top Studios Barcelona rental studios
Some of the latest productions at Top Studios:
- Txema Yeste: New image campaign for Custo!
- J.M. Ferrater: Lois campaign
- Manuel Outumuro: Marie Claire
- Jonathan Miller: Punto
Jordi Blancafort Barcelona advertising photographers
Recent photo shoots by Jordi Blancafort:
- Jewellery editorial for Rabat Magazine.
- Fashion editorial for Excelente, an Iberia magazine for Business Class passengers - styling by Renée López de Haro.
- Catalogue for Naulover with model Bar Refaeli.
- Autumn/winter catalogue for Divas.
Entijuana Studio Barcelona rental studios
Recent photo productions at Entijuana Studio:
- Celine Meyer: new campaign for Swatch watches by Mango.
- Oleg Covian: Llongueras
- Vladimir Martí and Magna Productions: new Venca catalogue.
- Victor Hugo: Photo shoot for new video game with FC Barcelona’s player Deco
- Xevi Muntané: Jorge Lorenzo, tipped to be the new 250 cc motorcycle world champion, for La Vanguardia Magazine.
- Jordi Blancafort: Ana Sebastian’s latest campaign.
Zentido producciones Barcelona photo agents
Zentido Producciones has just teamed up with automotive photographer Nigel Harniman for representation in Spain.
Nigel's astonishing career and high quality work place him among the artists with the best of international perspectives.
We’re sure that the samples of his work showcased here won’t leave anyone feeling indifferent.
Magna Productions Barcelona photo production
Recent productions at Magna include Massimo Dutti’s autumn/winter campaign, which was shot in Buenos Aires by Jonathan Miller and featuring Isabeli Fontana and David Gandi.
The Trafaluc (Zara) team photographed their latest campaign around Barcelona.
Other work by Magna photographers includes:
- Mireia Castane: Cacaolat, Diagonal Mar and fashion stories for Yo Donna
- Gregori Civera: Loewe, Japan
- Xevi Muntane: French Glamour, ID, VMan, Marie Claire, Vanidad, GQ & Julieta Venegas’ promotional material
- Vladimir Marti: GQ, Bourjois, Peggy Sage & Glamour Factory
- Mariano Vivanco: D&G Intimo campaign
- Alfonso Ohnur: Sfera, Marie Claire & Codorniu
Magna now also represents stylists, and their new line-up includes Ana Murillas and Francesco Sourigues.
You can check out their books at Magna's website.
Bamboo Barcelona photo production
- Marcin Tysza:
campaign for Pedro del Hierro, campaigns for Sita Mur and
Anna Mora, Mango catalogue by Zuhair
Murad with model Eugenia Silva, international campaign for
Revlon Professional "Shiny Hair Days", as well as
for Vogue Portugal, Vogue Novias, Woman,
Riera: campaigns for
Fun&Basics and Pedro Garcia, catalogue for Farrutx
shoes and for hotel chain NH. Editorials for: Arena
(styling by Francesco Sourigues); Fantastic Man (styling by
Jonathan Kaye); A.D. (styling by Enrique Campos); WAD
(styling by Silvia Mendez) and El Pais (styling by Chicho
- Mocho: shot the catalogue for Biosca &
- Bernard Tartinville: shot the beauty campaign for
- Victor Moscardó: shot the campaign for Andrea Blu jewellery, and editorials for DT and FHM magazines.
- Marcin Tysza: Autumn/winter campaign for Pedro del Hierro, campaigns for Sita Mur and Anna Mora, Mango catalogue by Zuhair Murad with model Eugenia Silva, international campaign for Revlon Professional "Shiny Hair Days", as well as editorials for Vogue Portugal, Vogue Novias, Woman, Glamour, Telva, L'Officiel.
Candela Imagen, S.L. Barcelona photo production
Some of Candela's latest projects:
- Springfield: fashion catalogue photographed by
Alicia Aguilera. Agency:
Vogue: editorial with Adrien Brody by photographer Mark
- Princesa: lingerie campaign shoot by Sergi Pons. Agency: DDB (Barcelona).
- Springfield: fashion catalogue photographed by Alicia Aguilera. Agency: Candela Imagen.
Contra Service Productions Barcelona commercial production
The photos featured here are from Contra Service Production's Siemens shoot with Arne Lesmann.
Recent projects by Contra's Barcelona office include a Pierre Cardin fashion shoot photographed by Joss Gerard, via agency Arthouse Productions, New York.
Down the coast at Sitges, the "Cuddling" campaign for Comfort Pure was shot by Dean Freeman, via agency Coley Porter Bell, with CD Andrew Paterson.
In Warwick UK, recent work has included float for the UBS Bank with the photographer Bernd Hoff for agency Purpur AG, Zürich, with AD Dario Bendassa.
Entijuana Productions Barcelona photo production
Entijuana Productions recently collaborated with photographer Detlev Hundsdoerfer for the new Heine catalogue, which is to be published in Germany.
Other recent jobs include production of the Semana Fantástica catalogue for El Corte Inglés, photographed by Paco Pelaez, as well as the fashion catalogue for Naulover, photographed by Jordi Blancafort with model Bar Refaeli.
Toma 78 Barcelona commercial production
The photo production and artist representation division of Toma 78 are optimistic about the new season after a year of increasing efficiency, working on projects for Nike, La Caixa, women’secret, Ford and Euromillones with their national in-house photographers.
Toma 78 also handles representation for international photographers such as Rankin. See their website for further information.
On the service side, Toma 78 supported several photographers such as Serge Leblon and Blink to "get the picture" for campaigns like Sony, Bausch & Lomb, Kipling, Monsoon Menswear, and Esprit.
The Mushroom Company Madrid commercial production
The Mushroom Company is a new art buying and production services agency in Madrid, representing national and international photographers.
They launched with two accomplished advertising productions under their belts: Publicis-Lado C and Renault.
The Renault Espace advertisement shows an image of Paris, a city made of glass with its full transparency in 3D. Photography was by Douglas Fisher’s studio in London. The two images for Renault Megane Cabrio were shot by Javier Tles and illustrated by Milk.
The Mushroom Company is also pleased to announce representation in Spain for the following photographers:
- Douglas Fisher: cars, still life, people, digital retouching and 3D
- David Dunan: fashion
- Luca Tronci: reportage and portrait
- David Ruiz: people, fashion and landscapes.
Un Minuto Madrid photo production
Recent work from Un Minuto:
For Renault Megane, Jesús Camizo photographed the adventure for Publicis Lado C and Stefano Morini took the picture of Renault Space.
Un Minuto also worked on El País Semanal, when Fernanda Tavares dressed by Sebastian Kauffman was photographed by John Balsom.
GROUP MODEL MANAGEMENT Barcelona fashion models
Top model Carmen Kaas appears in the new Pedro del Hierro campaign, photographed by Marcin Tyszka, while Louise Pedersen did the new Often campaign, shot by Nico.
Mathias Lauridsen and Elise Crombez shot the Lacoste catalogue autumn/winter 06/07 with Jose Manuel Ferrater.
Iza Olak has recently emerged from the Sintesis campaign, while Vinny Michaud, Zoe Gaze and Danila Poliakov have been working on the worldwide campaign for Andrew Mackenzie, with Mario Dazan as the photographer.
Italian model Cristiano Basso has just featured in the latest autumn/winter Caramelo campaign, shot by photographer Sergi Pons.
JMAC Agencia de Modelos y Actores Barcelona fashion models
You can find JMAC models in the following TV commercials: Mediamarkt, Vodafone, H&M, Caixa Catalunya, Leroy Merlin, Danup, Jazztel, Escuris, Euskatel, Cruzcampo, Tourism of Castilla-La Mancha, Ajuntament Bcn, Amena, Cacaolat, Winterthur, Kahlua, Tesoro Público, among others.
Some of their younger models appear in: La redoute, Vögele, El Corte Ingles, Riu Hotels, Marina d’or, Mutua Madrileña, C.C. Thader, Motorhome and Planeta de Agostini.
JMAC would like to congratulate their young star Jose Saavedra, who was lead in the recent Adidas TV commercial “Impossible Team”. Jose went on to a promotional European tour, travelling round England, Sweden, France and Germany.
Motor Option Barcelona action cars
Motor Option Barcelona presents its new High-Speed Tracking Vehicle.
With 340CV at its disposal, this vehicle is capable of producing a maximum speed of 250 km/h. It has a six-piston Brembo braking system, 18-inch rims, adjustable Ölhins suspension, anatomic 360º rotational seats, four-point safety seat-belts and competition tyres. All in all, this vehicle offers a fast, extremely safe and effective car for all kinds of situation.
Motor Option BCN prepares the vehicle ready with any kind of chamber or rack required on the exterior or interior.
The High-Speed Tracking Vehicle is offered alongside the Standard Camera Car, the Cady Golf, and the six tyre Quad.
- event production
Sitges International Film Festival Barcelona film events
The Sitges International Film Festival is "the number one fantasy film festival in the world", and presents cultural expression with the greatest media impact in Catalonia.
With a solid experience behind it, the festival is a "stimulating universe of meetings, exhibitions, presentations and screenings" of fantasy films from all over the world.
The festival will be kicking off its 39th edition with the premiere of El Laberinto del Fauno, by Guillermo del Toro.
The Official Fantastic Section includes films such as: Cigarette Burns (Masters Of Horror 8) by John Carpenter, The Science Of Sleep by Michel Gondry and Time (Shigan) by Kim Ki-Duk.
- hotels and apartments
AC Diplomatic Barcelona hotels
The upmarket Hotel AC Diplomatic - located in the very centre of Barcelona, near to Passeig de Gracia - is renowned for a high quality of service, and a highly avant-garde decoration.
The hotel includes an exclusive restaurant. It also has seven well-fitted conference rooms with the latest high-tech equipment.
We think the hotel has the right characteristics to support most productions.
Ciao Bella Barcelona restaurants
Ciao Bella is a new Italian restaurant in Barcelona for lovers of Italian cuisine and culture.
It offers a good choice of pizzas as well as a long list of other Italian dishes. Lunch menus are 9.70 €.
Thanks to its 120 square metre space, which is divided into two independent rooms, the restaurant "is suitable for a romantic dinner for two, as well as for groups, parties, presentations and events of any range".