I was born in Montmeló (Barcelona) in 1979. I studied Cinema and Audiovisual Media at ESCAC (University School of Cinema & Audiovisual Media of Catalonia) where I graduated as a Cinematographer in 2001.
My first documentary film as a cinematographer was “Kanimambo” (2012). It was co-directed by Adan Aliaga, Hwidar and Carla Subirana, produced by Eddie Saeta and shot in Mozambique. “Fantasia by Escribà” also stands out as another documentary film that I worked on. In this case, it was directed by Adan Aliaga, produced by Benecé Produccions and shot in Singapur. I also collaborated extensively as a cinematographer with Televisió de Catalunya on six documentaries and on some episodes of the interview-based TV-show “La Gent Normal”, which was directed and conducted by Agnés Marquès. Lately I worked on the documentary show “La Gran Il·lusió, història intermitent del cinema català”—directed by Mai Balaguer, Àlex Gorina i Esteve Riambau—whose upcoming release will be in 2018 on Televisió de Catalunya.
My career as DoP includes more than twenty professional fictional short films and collaborations as a second unit cinematographer on different films for television: “Peixos al desert” (2007), “13 dies d’Octubre” (2015) and “Amics per Sempre” (2017). I have also worked occasionally as a camera operator on the Catalan TV-shows: “Nit i Dia” (2016-2017) and “El Crac” (2017).
In addition, I specialize in stop motion. I am used to working with miniature lighting and camera settings in both advertising and fiction. Short films such as “Dead Horses”, “Lupe & Bruno”, “Violeta”, or “Canis”—all produced by I+G Stopmotion—were awarded nationally and internationally, including a Gaudí Award (Catalan Academy Awards of Cinema) to “Twins of Sunset Street” for Best Short Film in 2011.
Moreover, I have been working on documentary and advertising projects with production companies from Barcelona, València and Madrid. I worked side by side with the visual artist from Barcelona, Lyona (Marta Puig). Together, we have shot commercials, corporate videos and more than seventy music videos. I also work regularly as a director on small projects for TV and product videos for the media company Grupo Planeta.
I love shooting documentaries, taking pictures and travelling. This passion for telling real stories drove me to produce and direct ‘Ana Ismi Cárol’ (2015)—shot in Morocco—and to shoot and direct the webdoc ‘Double Epidemic’ (2016). The latter is an interactive documentary about AIDS, shot in different capital cities of Africa, and was directed by the journalist Marc Serena.
I also taught cinematography classes in the ESCAC (2006-2012), and stop motion workshops at 9ZEROS, a stop motion school in Barcelona (2008-2012).