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Welcome to SHOWCASE SPAIN - brought to you by Production Paradise. Barcelona is home to some of Spain's best production companies, photographers and advertising agencies, so there is always plenty of production work going on in the city. For more details of Barcelona's best visual media companies, visit our directory at www.productionsparadise.com.
Resfest 2005: THE world event for new digital cinema. This digital film festival and exhibition comes from North America to Barcelona's Mercat de les Flores, December 1st to 4th. Latest video clips, documentaries and animation movies from Chris Cunningham, Michel Gondry and Spike Jonze will be shown, but this is merely the tip of the iceberg.
Our cover photo was shot by Mario Gómez, represented by Sunnyday, for Nox Magazine. Models: Nieves Álvarez [SSM] & Jon Cortajarena [View]. Hair & Make up: Pablo Iglesias [Talents] - Styling: Fran Marto.
Sunnyday Productions: Madrid photo agents
Sunnyday Productions: Madrid photo agentsEva Bozzo studied photography in Barcelona IEFC. Finishing her studies she left for Madrid working as a photographic assistant to Alejandro Cabrera; after that she joined the team of photographers at the Blanchón agency and began her career as a photographer working in advertising and editorial. Now, she is part of the Sunnyday agency, where she continues to work professionally, as well as finding the time to develop some personal photographic projects.
Her latest work includes an editorial for DT, portraits of Alejo Sauras for In Style, and graphic campaigns for Endesa with FCB Tapsa, and for DKV with Lowe FMRG. During her career she has worked with clients such as Levi´s, Movistar, Repsol, Race, Mercedes Benz, Cuervo, Sobrino and Larios.
BÈLA ADLER & SALVADOR FRESNEDA: Barcelona advertising photographers
BÈLA ADLER & SALVADOR FRESNEDA: Barcelona advertising photographersLatest productions: Jeans "Salsa" campaign for Portugal. Model: Anja Kisiel [Traffic].
Editorial for Yo Dona magazine, shot in New York. Model: Atong [Trump Models]
Codorniu campaign, shot in Barcelona. Model: Donna McPhail [Colors]
ZENTIDO: Madrid photo agents
ZENTIDO: Madrid photo agentsIn attempt to position themselves as a full service agency, Zentido is proud to announce that they have added the following photographic talent for representation in Spain:
Winners of the 2004 Epica awards and several Cannes Lions, Platinum, the Brazilian studio, combines photography, model making and post production to create striking images highly sought after in the advertising world.
Lucio Gelsi, an Italian fashion photographer who won the 2005 IPA Silver Lucie Award, combines talent and sensibility with a passion for perfection.
Kike Palacio is a young, bold, up and coming Spanish artist.
Nino Gehrig: Barcelona advertising photographers
Nino Gehrig: Barcelona advertising photographersBarcelona based photographer Nino Gehrig has once again shot a fashion editorial for the Semanal magazine, which comes with La Vanguardia. It's entitled "Mezclas estilo" with Bella Bruning (View), make-up by Juanvi and styling by Sylvia Kapongo.
Other recent work includes advertising campaigns for Modelo and Pyrenees, and editorials for Event Boda and Spossabella Joyas.
He also continues to shoot photos during the Widescope Productions of advertising film spots: last month he did Pantene Pro V and Nikon.
Olaf Krönke: Barcelona advertising photographers
Olaf Krönke: Barcelona advertising photographersOlaf is working on a project with the Colegio Aleman de Barcelona
in conjunction with a campaign supported by the agency Jung Von Matt.
He is shooting a series of images entitled 'du bist schule!', representing school life and common school situations.
The castings were extended for his new portfolio, which will be launched in the near future.
Steffen S.: Barcelona advertising photographers
Steffen S.: Barcelona advertising photographersAfter a big sayonara party Steffen has left Tokyo and is back in Barcelona.
His work in Tokyo included the national campaign for Nissan Luxury Cars, the location shots were taken in L.A. and the studio shots in Tokyo. He also shot the CD cover for Nojiko, a Japanese singer, as well as the catalogue for the new collection of Yuki Tsurutai.
At the moment he is preparing his new portfolio and will soon be re-launching his web site.
DAVID RUIZ: Barcelona advertising photographers
DAVID RUIZ: Barcelona advertising photographersIn this Showcase David Ruiz seeks to exhibit his creative side by presenting us with a series of personal projects and "daring" advertisements.
"Look where you walk" (London).
Where the photographic perspective is situated at shoe level: David believes it is the shoe that first makes solid physical contact with reality.
"Hey Dogui, look here!!" "daring" advert.
"Space Man" (serie) next project.
John DK: Barcelona car & transportation photographers
John DK: Barcelona car & transportation photographers
John DK from Barcelona spent a cold but fruitful week shooting Nissan X-Trail in the Basque country, as well as in Biarritz and Bordeaux where they finally saw the sun.Photos to follow, in the meantime here are a couple of production shots from the sandy shores of Biarritz and sunny downtown Bordeaux.
Production was by Cedric Faugeras of Continental Productions, Paris. Also check out his new website, updated last week.
Entijuana Studio: Barcelona rental studios photo
Entijuana Studio: Barcelona rental studios photoEntijuanaStudio present a new website with a very simply concept providing easy consultation, and including a 360º round view of the studio, so you can get a very good first-hand impression of it.
In the last few months, EntijuanaStudio has leant its services to important campaigns such as the latest Breil image, represented by the well-known actress Eva Green, as well as the most recent campaign for Puma with Barça star Eto’o, and the traditional Christmas campaign for the classical Italian cake, Motta Panettone.
studiouno: Barcelona rental studios photo
studiouno: Barcelona rental studios photoStudioUno are incorporating a new equipment rental service that will specialise in hardware for digital capture for both in the studio and on location.
This is the second season for StudioUno in Argentina, where they offer Profoto equipment for hire.
Latest productions include: Vogue photographed by Nico, Dockers by David Ruiz, Venca by Vladimir Martí, Marie Claire France by Marcin Tyszka, El Periódico by Mocho, and Candela for Adidas by Robert Wilson.
ALBIÑANA Films: Barcelona photo production
ALBIÑANA Films: Barcelona photo productionAlbiñana Films' phones haven't stopped lately as they are producing several Christmas campaigns for Spanish phone operators Amena and Telefónica.
They have also been shooting in Barcelona for American mobile phone operator U.S. Cellular, a campaign which consists of five different TV ads, co-produced with Milagro Films, an American production house based in LA.
For the European market, Young Rubicam Paris continue to choose Albiñana to produce Danone ads with their French speaking in-house directors.
Candela Imagen, S.L.: Barcelona photo production
Candela Imagen, S.L.: Barcelona photo productionSome of their latest jobs include:
Gas Jeans: International campaign by photographer Sergi Pons
Agency: Attila & Co. (Milan. Italy)
Rum Santa Teresa: Campaign by photographer Sergi Pons
Agency: TBWA. Madrid
Adidas Imposible Field: International campaign by photographer Robert Wilson, Agency: 180 Communication (Amsterdam. The Netherlands)
Nike: International campaign by photographer Marcelo Krasilcic
Art Director: Nike USA
Adidas +10: International campaign by photographer R. Wilson
Agency: 180 Communications (Amsterdam)
Movistar Mini: Campaign by photographer Pedro Vikingo
Agency: Young & Rubicam (Madrid)
Movistar M-Play: Campaign by photographer P. Vikingo
Agency : Publicis Casadevall (Madrid)
Acciona: Campaign by photographer Sara Zorraquino
Agency: Mc Cann (Madrid)
Nucleo Prod S.L: Barcelona photo production
Nucleo Prod S.L: Barcelona photo productionNucleo has been really busy lately. In July they worked on the publicity campaign for RAC 1 with photographer Edu García, who also worked with them on a provocative campaign they did for Viña Pomal in a beautiful Castle in Sant Feliu de Codines.
In September they had a "sweet" time working with photographer Jose Luis Hausmann on a campaign for Escriba and their new collection of caramel rings.
Sonda Productions: Barcelona photo production
Sonda Productions: Barcelona photo productionSonda Productions offer Morocco and South America as locations for the European winter season 2005. Sonda's team will be around Argentina, Uruguay and Chile offering the best quality photo production service to their clients.
They are very proud to present the worldwide Volkswagen Passat campaign shot last winter in Argentina by Photographer Emir Haveric.
In November, Sonda Productions worked for car photographer Mario Toscani on a SEAT ad with Moto GP Rider Loris Capirossi. The location was Cheste Race Track in Valencia. Advertising Agency: Atl co International Barcelona.
Prod Company: Barcelona photo production
Prod Company: Barcelona photo productionProd Company took care of the organisation for Vogue Italy's recent editorial shoot on the beautiful Catalan island of Formentera, famous as the setting for Julio Medem's Lucia y el Sexo.
And to continue their spell of island hopping they flew on to Ibiza to shoot a campaign for Sun and Sun Delight with photographer Peter Lindbergh and Model Hartje Andersen.
Contra: Barcelona photo production
Contra: Barcelona photo productionOn sunny days, on the high roofs of the Barcelona skyline, Ian Davies shot the latest campaign for K-Swiss Sneakers. By his side were Liz Graves and Michelle from Mouth Advertising, New York.
They also did two shoots for Opel with the Mc Cann Erickson Agency out in Andalucia: One was for the New Opel Meriva Catalogue with Dan Mc Nally, shot around Marbella and Malaga. Art Director : Artur Friedrich.
Further west, Jan Steinhilber shot ads for the Opel Tigra around Tarifa with CD, Kirsten Hohls, and AD, Thomas Przondzion.
Two new projects mean that Contra have to travel as far afield as Asia: at this moment Hans Dornseif is preparing SAP in Hong Kong and will later move on to Tokyo to shoot for Land Rover.
Contra Service would like to pass on their seasonal best wishes for a happy Christmas and sunny New Year!
Dolce Vita: Barcelona commercial production
Dolce Vita: Barcelona commercial production
Once again Dolce Vita Productions has had a very busy Autumn schedule, producing catalogues in Barcelona for Frame (with Stefano Galuzzi); Witt Widen (in collaboration with New line Concept); Quelle (with Sara Willson); Karstadt (with Cristoph Martin), and in Tarifa COO (with Patrick Schwalb).
They produced Nike Tennis 06 ( with John Huet) in Madrid, and the Nike football 06 World Championship campaign in both Madrid and Barcelona, which involved every sports star imaginable. And not forgetting Diesel Kids (Melody McDaniels), which was shot in the wilderness of Montseny.
They also have on-going projects in Argentina and Uruguay, where they offer full production services.
Entijuana Productions: Barcelona photo production
Entijuana Productions: Barcelona photo productionThe prestigious and creative Showstudio in London run by British photographer Nick Night chose EntijuanaProductions to produce Nick's latest project “Amaze Me”, sponsored by SONY PSP, in which prestigious Spanish artists such as Jordi Labanda and David Delfín collaborated.
It was exhibited at the CCCB in Barcelona between October 24th andl November 18th.
First Service Factory S.L: Barcelona commercial production
First Service Factory S.L: Barcelona commercial productionNacho Juarez shot the latest campaign for Caixa Catalunya (agency TBWA), which can be seen all over Barcelona (in print, POS,
megabillboards, buses...). It was a quite a challenging photo session as the weather didn't always behave itself, and most of the motifs had to be shot outside. But in the end everything worked out very well, as it always does!
- event production
Catalan Films & Tv: Barcelona film events
Catalan Films & Tv: Barcelona film eventsDuring October, Barcelona was host to two events concerning a genre seldom seen on our screens but which is proving to be the Catalan audiovisual sector's most popular and prestigious field: documentary. Medimed and Docs Barcelona have brought together dozens of projects that emphasize the perspective of a type of production midway between fiction and fact, and have become an attraction at A-grade festivals such as San Sebastian. La doble vida del faquir, by Elisabet Cabeza and Esteve Riambau, Joaquim Jordà's Veinte años no es nada, and Aguaviva, by Ariadna Pujol are just a few examples of this new kind of production.Growing international renown has been acknowledged by sources outside our borders, such as the trade magazine Variety, which, in a recent feature report on Catalonia, stated: “From 2002 to 2004, the region produced 91 films. A Catalan revival has begun in earnest.”
Francina Agency: Barcelona fashion models
Francina Agency: Barcelona fashion models
Marta Español, winner of Glamour's model of the year award, has recently done a fashion show for Chanel in Paris and New Delhi, as well as an editorial for Marie Claire in Kenya with Outumuro.
Patricia Namayira did the Spanish campaign for the perfume “black” by Jesus del Pozo with Juan Gatti.
Susana Fernandez played the central role in the latest spot for Lotus Europe with Albiñana production company.
Marc Valdés has done the last three spots for Donettes with Ovideo production company.
SS&M model management: Barcelona fashion models
SS&M model management: Barcelona fashion models
Laura Sánchez has recently appeared in Woman magazine, photographed by Rafa Gallar and make up by Pilar Lucas (also represented by SS&M). It's nice to find her beautiful, contagious smile on the special Christmas issue.
Conrad Matsche, protagonist of Louis Vuitton's latest campaign and regular on the Milan, Paris, New York and Barcelona catwalks, was chosen by photographer Pep Avila for Tendencias to present men's latest fashions in his own unique way.
The stunning Helen Swedin, who recently settled in Milan, has been chosen to represent the prestigious Portuguese firm Ana Sousa. Photographer: Victor Hugo.
GROUP MODEL MANAGEMENT: Barcelona fashion models
GROUP MODEL MANAGEMENT: Barcelona fashion modelsGodelieve van der Brandt has been chosen by JM Ferrater for the upcoming Larios calendar. She will also feature in the Selvatgi campaign and various editorial jobs for El Pais and Open magazine.
Anna Salamó took part in Spanish Vogue's special jewellery issue shot by Eugenio Recuenco.
Lisa Cant came from the States for the shooting of the Caramelo campaign, the photographer was Alfonso Ohnur.
Nicolas Lee was chosen by Maria Espeus for L'Uomo Vogue.
Jeremie Blanc and Eddie Klint did the Springfield campaign shot by Alicia Aguilera.
David Guilló was chosen for the Spanish Marie Claire shot by Xema Yeste.
JMAC: Barcelona fashion models
JMAC: Barcelona fashion modelsSince 1991, JMAC has been working hard to surprise their clients with their level of professionalism, and they really appreciate the congratulations they so often receive at the end of each production, giving them the satifaction of knowing they are doing a good job.
This month their models and actors took part in campaigns for Breil, Sap, La Caixa, Caixa Catalunya, El Corte Ingles, Scalextric, Sanitas, Visa, Chevrolet, Citroen, Calgonit, Siemens and Mister Baby. The following were undertaken by their kids divisions: Loteria de Navidad, Ariel, Nesquik, Diesel, Kiabi, Schuss, Kaukoff, Boboli, Kinder, Big Babol and many others.
Mahaut Models: Barcelona children models
Mahaut Models: Barcelona children modelsNovember was extremely busy for Mahaut-Models in Ibiza: They received various catalogue work for Praia from Barcelona, Cora and Castorama from France, and BonPrix from Germany.
Nomada 57 S.L.: Barcelona sound/ music recording studios
Nomada 57 S.L.: Barcelona sound/ music recording studiosNomada57 has recently been working on numerous international projects:
the soundtrack recording for French movie “qui a tue ben barca”; B.O. and post production for “la leyenda del tiempo" directed by Isaki la Cuesta, and the live recording of both Maria Bethania and the Italian singer, La Milva, in Barcelona.
But all their hard work is paying off it seems: Pere Aguillar (their chief engineer) has been nominated for Best Recording at the Latin Grammies for his work on Luis Salinas' album.
Milian Motors: Barcelona action cars
Milian Motors: Barcelona action carsThey own 600 vehicles designated for filming and photography, as well as a further 9000 they can obtain from outside providers. They offer vehicles of all makes, epochs and origins: cars, motorbikes, scooters, lorries, vans, -both antique and classic -, stunt cars, duplicate vehicles and bicycles. They can also provide special-purpose vehicles such as police cars, military, 4x4s, fire engines, coaches, taxis and limousines.
They do all kinds of modifications and preparations of the vehicles for both decoration and action. This includes painting, lighting, sound, graphic design, as well as just about any other aspect of vehicle adaptation that you could imagine.
For maintenance during the shoot, they provide a van that acts as a mobile garage to offer all kinds of assistance during filming, including cleaning as well as mechanical repairs. They go to the shoot location prepared with enough equipment and materials to deal with any of the typical problems encountered during filming.
- hotels and apartments
AC Santo Mauro: Madrid lofts and houses
AC Santo Mauro: Madrid lofts and housesThis hotel is located in the most cosmopolitan and modern part of Madrid's centre, a stone's throw from Paseo de la Castellana. Ancient residence of the Duque de Santo Mauro, the building retains the vestiges of an exquisite past in its architecture, which has a distinctly French influence. Especially spectacular is the former library, which has been transformed into a restaurant, and the old dance halls, which are now extensive meeting rooms.
Facilities and Services: This hotel has a total 51 bedrooms, of those 15 are AC Superior, 10 are Suites and 7 are Junior Suites.
The bathroom suites have been designed to satisfy even the most demanding tastes. In many of the Junior Suites there are elegant antique chimneys made from Italian marble, and in the Suites one can delight in excellent views of the garden. The Luxury Suite has an impressive terrace, where in summer you can begin your days with an exquisite breakfast, or take in the sunset while enjoying an unforgettable private dinner.