Planb welcomes
DOP Lucas Casanovas

Planb welcomes DOP Lucas Casanovas

We are very happy to welcome Director of Photography Lucas Casanovas to Planb as a new talent with a high personal stamp and a great future.

Lucas has had the opportunity to work with a range of production companies, including Canada and Sofa Experience. He is currently with an audiovisual artists collective known as YVERZ, working on small projects, all bearing their highly personal stamp.

 

DOP Josep Civit
starts the shooting of
'Born a King'

DOP Josep Civit starts the shooting of 'Born a King'

The director of photography, Josep Civit is in London shooting ‘Born a King‘, the new film by Agustí Villaronga.

"The feature film takes place in the 1920s, when there was a desire to unify Saudi Arabia: England supplied weapons to all of the tribes so that they would fight among themselves. It will cover the childhood of the future King Faisal, who went to England as a child to resolve the conflict. He is a boy of 14 or 15 who is suddenly opened up to the world: he went from the desert to the cosmopolitan city of London, where a tap with running water was already quite a discovery. And he had to grapple with English diplomacy, which was a real nest of vipers.” says Villaronga.

The shooting starts in London in June and will go on in Saudi Arabia in October. It's a co-production between Lolafilms, Celtic Films Entertainment and Saudi Arabia.

 

Planb welcomes
DOP Gris Jordana

Planb welcomes DOP Gris Jordana

We are pleased to announce Director of Photography Gris Jordana has joined Planb roster. Gris after beginning her career in documentaries, she has gone on to make more than ten feature films in Africa, Latin America and Europe, as well as several music videos and commercials.

Commitment, speed and grace are the keywords to describe her work, which demonstrates a mastery of natural light, based on the premise that simplicity is beauty.

She believes her narrative approach and particular sensitivity are the most important contributions she brings to any project she works on.

 

Alexis Zabé
between the 10 best cinematographers in 2017

Alexis Zabé between the 10 best cinematographers in 2017

Alexis Zabé has been selected by the Variety Magazine for being one of the 10 best cinematographers in 2017. Congrats Alexis!

Link Variety Magazine

 

DOP Eloi Molí
starts the shooting of
'All the Good Ones
Get Away'

DOP Eloi Molí starts the shooting of 'All the Good Ones Get Away'

Director of photography Eloi Molí is in Sofia shooting 'All the Good Ones Get Away ', feature film directed by Víctor García and produced by Get Away Films, AIE., starring Claire Forlani, Dougray Scott and Jake Abel.

The feature film is a thriller about a weekend get-away for two lovers that turns into a nightmare of psychological mind games.

 

Planb welcomes
DOP Rafa Lluch

Planb welcomes DOP Rafa Lluch

We are happy to welcome director of photography Rafa Lluch to Planb roster. Rafa has a huge experience in all kind of commercials, music videos and films and has worked with directors as Bruce St.Clair, Félix Fernandez De Castro, Belén Gayán and Vincent Gerome among others.

One of his recent projects has been directing the photography of the action unit next to director Alejandro Toledo, in the feature film 'Escobar' directed by Fernando León de Aranoa in Colombia.

 

'Incerta Glòria'
release

'Incerta Glòria' release

Release this week of the last film directed by Agustí Villaronga, 'Incerta Glòria', with direction of photography by Josep M. Civit and produced by Massa d'Or Produccions.

Feature film based on the novel of Joan Sales about the full emotional and moral conflict between the four main characters during the Spanish Civil War.

Film shot in Aragón, La Garriga and Barcelona and starring Marcel Borràs, Núria Prims, Oriol Pla and Bruna Cusí.

 

Planb at Camerimage Los Angeles 2017

Planb at Camerimage Los Angeles 2017

Planb is pleased to sponsor the Camerimage Show in Los Angeles this year. The Camerimage Film Festival brings selected films recognized by Camerimage juries to Los Angeles. During three days of special screenings you could see five features, four documentaries, three student etudes, and two music videos that triumphed at Camerimage 2016.

From February 10th through 12th the American audience will have the chance to experience a sample of the unique spirit of Camerimage Festival, enjoy the best of international cinematography and taste some delicious Polish cuisine. See you there!

Link Camerimage Festival

 

Oscar Faura wins
Best Cinematography
at 31 Goya Awards

Oscar Faura wins Best Cinematography at 31 Goya Awards

Oscar Faura has won Best Cinematography at the Spanish Film Academy Goya Awards (2017) for his amazing work in 'A Monster Calls'. Feature film directed by J.A. Bayona and produced by Apaches Cinema, Telecinco Cinema & Películas La Trini.

A Monster Calls has also received Best Direction for J.A. Bayona, Production Design, Art Direction, Makeup and Hair, Editing, Original Score , Sound and Special Effects Awards. Good job with a great team!

 

Oscar Faura wins
Best Cinematography Award at
IX Gaudi Awards

Oscar Faura wins Best Cinematography Award at IX Gaudi Awards

Oscar Faura has won the Best Cinematography Award at the IX Gaudi Awards (2017) for his magnificent work in A Monster Calls. Feature film directed by J.A. Bayona and produced by Apaches Cinema, Telecinco Cinema & Películas La Trini.

Oscar Faura is also nominated for Best Cinematography at the Goya Awards 2017 for the same film.

A Monster Calls has also received Best Film (not spoken in catalan), Best Direction for J.A. Bayona, Best Production Design, Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Special Effects Awards. Congratulations!

 

Planb welcomes
DOP Víctor Català

Planb welcomes DOP Víctor Català

We are very happy to welcome Director of Photography Víctor Català to Planb as a new talent with a great future. Victor has been working as a cinematographer in many music videos, commercials and films.

Victor tries to combine his passion for music with the portrait of nature that captivates him, with all the beauty of the light, the textures, colours and atmospheres, it’s harmony and chaos!

 

IX Gaudí Awards Nominations

IX Gaudí Awards Nominations

We are very happy to announce the Best Cinematography nominations for our clients Óscar Faura for 'A Monster Calls' and Arnau Valls Colomer for 'The Fury of a Patient Man' at the IX Gaudí Awards (2017) of the Acadèmia del Cinema Català.

Congratulations to all the nominees, especially to 'Tots els camins de Déu' director of photography Daniel Fernandez Abelló for its Best Film nomination, 'Tiger' director of photography Nilo Zimmermann, for its Best Short Film nomination, and 'Fassman, l'Increíble Home Radar' director of photography Josep M. Civit for its Best TV Film nomination.

The ceremony will take place the next January 29th.

 

31st Goya Awards Nominations

31st Goya Awards Nominations

We are very happy to announce the Best Cinematography nominations for Oscar Faura for 'A Monster Calls' and Arnau Valls Colomer for 'The Fury of a Patient Man' at the 31st Goya Awards of the Spanish Cinema Academy (2017). The gala will take place on the 4th February in Madrid.

We also congratulate the crew of these films because 'A Monster Calls' with twelve nominations is the feature film with more options in the awards, including Best Film and Best Director for J. A. Bayona, and 'The Fury of a Patient Man' has eleven nominations also including Best Film and Best Emerging Director for Raúl Arévalo.

'Cerca de tu casa', lensed by David Omedes, has a been nominated for Best Emerging Actress and Best Original Song. 'No culpes al karma de lo que te pasa por gilipollas', lensed by Pau Castejón, nominated for Best Costume Design and 'Gernika', lensed by Unax Mendia, a Best Special Effects nomination. We would like to make special mention to Elias M. Félix who was in charge of the 2nd Unit cinematography of 'The Fury of a Patient Man'. Good luck to all!

 

Planb welcomes
DOP Takuro Takeuchi

Planb welcomes DOP Takuro Takeuchi

Planb is happy to announce DOP Takuro Takeuchi has joined our roster. Takuro has worked on several films, documentaries, music videos and commercials including directors as Luís Cerveró, Jorge Palomar and Canada among others.

 

Starts the shooting of 'The More You Ignore Me', directed by Keith English

Starts the shooting of 'The More You Ignore Me', directed by Keith English

The director of photography, Josep Civit is in Blockpool shooting ‘The More You Ignore Me‘, the new film by Keith English.

Comedy written and based on the best seller by Jo Brand (BAFTA winner), a wonderful movie about families in permanent construction... and deconstruction...

 

Planb welcomes
DOP Maria Codina

Planb welcomes DOP Maria Codina

We are very happy to welcome Director of Photography Maria Codina to Planb as a new talent with a great future, who has been working as a cinematographer in many music videos, commercials and documentaries.

Maria believes that great cinematography can only be achieved by a combination of teamwork and keeping things simple, it's a great mantra!

 

'Tarde para la ira' at La Biennale di Venezia 2016

'Tarde para la ira' at La Biennale di Venezia 2016

'Tarde para la ira' directed by Raúl Arévalo, with direction of photography by Arnau Valls Colomer and Elías M. Félix in charge of the 2nd Unit, will be in the official section of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival at La Biennale Di Venezia.

The Film Festival will take place on the Lido from August 31st to September 10th

The feature film is produced by La Canica Films. and it's a thriller that follows the story of two men who wander around the entrenched violence and vindictiveness.

 

Berlin Fashion Film Fest 2016

Berlin Fashion Film Fest 2016

Daniel Fernández Abelló has won a Gold Award in Best Cinematography for his ripping work in M2 Malletier 2016, in the fifth edition of Berlin Fashion Film Festival (BFFF). Fashion film directed by Albert Moya and produced by O.

The Silver Award at the same category has been for Hennessy X.O Odyssey, whose cinematographers were Natascha Braier and Sebastián Sarraute in charge of the second unit. Direction by Nicolas Winding and production by Stink Paris.

Berlin Fashion Film Fest has also awarded the fashion film of Del Pozo SS16 with a Silver Award at the category 'Best Use of Music', Marc Miró made its cinematography. The 'Best Music Video' was for Tame Impala 'The Less I know The Better', with cinematography by Arnau Valls Colomer and Pau Castejón and Oriol Barcelona in charge of the second unit.

 

Jägermeister prizewinner at FIAP 2016

Jägermeister prizewinner at FIAP 2016

The Jägermeister commercial 'Hunt or Be Hunted' with direction of photography by Pau Castejón, directed by Ernest Desumbila and produced by O, has won two prizes at FIAP 2016.

A 'Copa Iberoamerica' and a Gold prize for its fantastic film editing.

It's the first animated short film made ​​with real tattoos, near two hundred people were tatooed to give life to the Jägermeister deer. The soundtrack of 'Hunt Or Be Hunted' is an unreleased song from The Saurs composed especially for the occasion and on behalf of Jägermusic .

 

Román M. De Bujo,
Bronze at FIAP 2016

Román M. De Bujo, Bronze at FIAP 2016

Román M. De Bujo has won a Bronze at the FIAP 2016 (Latin American Festival of Advertising) for his excellent cinematography in the promotional commercial of Canary Islands Tourism 'Todo empieza con un Hola' ('All begins with Hello').

Commercial directed by Diego Pernía and produced by Garage Films.

 

'Cerca de tu casa'
release at
19th Malaga Film Festival

'Cerca de tu casa' release at 19th Malaga Film Festival

'Cerca de tu casa' directed by Educardo Cortés, with direction of photography by David Omedes will release in the official selection of the 19th Malaga Film Festival.

It's a musical drama about the crisis, struggle, solidarity and hope produced by Bausan Films.

 

'Tiger' participates in the 19th Malaga Film Festival

'Tiger' participates in the 19th Malaga Film Festival

The actress Aina Clotet debutes as a director with 'Tiger'. Short film produced by Aima Productions and with direction of photography by Nilo Zimmermann. 'Tiger' will participate in the official shortfilm selection of the 19th Malaga Film Festival and the show will be on the April 23rd.

The short film is a fiction based in real facts, it's about a couple who waits for their first son and who loses one of their cats, this will trigger fears and differences between them. The story is also starred by Aina Clotet and Marcel Borràs.

 

'Finding Sofia'
release at BAFICI 2016

'Finding Sofia' release at BAFICI 2016

'Finding Sofia' last film by Nico Casavecchia, with direction of photography by Eloi Molí and produced by 1st Ave Machine, will release in the BAFICI 2016.

The film is a fish-out-of-water comedy about self-acceptance about a young filmmaker who makes a rash decision and buys a ticket to Buenos Aires to pay a surprise visit to Sofía, a mysterious girl he met on the Internet. Once he arrives, he discovers that Sofia lives with her artist boyfriend and his assistant.

 

'Toro' will open the
19th Malaga Film Festival

'Toro' will open the 19th Malaga Film Festival

'Toro', the last thriller film directed by Kike Maíllo, with Arnau Valls as director of photography will release in the opening ceremony of the 19th Malaga Film Festival. Film produced by Apaches Entertainment, Atresmedia Cine, Zircozine, Escándalo Films, Maestranza Films, Telefónica Studios and Ran Entertainment. 'Toro' will be out of the competition with two passes during the event.

 

'Rumbos' release at
19th Malaga Film Festival

'Rumbos' release at 19th Malaga Film Festival

'Rumbos', film directed by Manuela Burló Moreno, produced by Arcadia Motion Pictures and cinematography by Unax Mendia will be also in the official section of the 19th Malaga Film Festival.

 

'Gernika' release at
19th Malaga Film Festival

'Gernika' release at 19th Malaga Film Festival

Unax Mendia is the director of photography of 'Gernika', film directed by Koldo Serra and produced by Pecado Films, Travis Producciones and Pterodactyl Productions. The feature film will be released the next 26th April at the Malaga Film Festival.

 

Eloi Molí has filmed
'I Know it's over'
by Jeff Buckley

Eloi Molí has filmed 'I Know it's over' by Jeff Buckley

Eloi Molí has done the cinematography of the last music video of the missing Jeff Buckley 'I know it's over '. It's an unpublished version of a song by The Smiths included in his last cover compilation featuring tracks from 1993, 'You and I'.

Amanda Demme has directed the music video. Amy Redford, daughter of film legend Robert Redford, served as executive producer for Ground Seven and Sony Music Entertainment.

 

Josep Civit
Best Cinematography
Gaudí Awards 2016

Josep Civit Gaudi Award 2016

Josep Civit has received the award for Best Cinematography at the VIII Gaudí Awards (2016) for his excellent work in The King of Havana. Feature film directed by Agustí Villaronga and produced by Pandora Cinema, Tusitala & Esencia Films.

Josep Civit was also nominated for Best Cinematography at the Goya Awards 2016 for the same film.

The King of Havana has also received many awards such as Best Film Editing, Best Original Soundtrack and Best Costume Design at the VIII Gaudí Awards and the Concha de Plata for Best Actress to Yordanka Ariosa, at the San Sebastian International Film Festival 2015, among others.

 

8th Gaudí Awards

8th Gaudí Awards

Arnau Valls Colomer is nominated for Best Cinematography for 'Anacleto, Agente secreto' and Josep Civit is also nominated for Best Cinematography for 'The King of Havana'.

This Sunday, January 31st , at 21.55 , TV3 offers live gala of the 8th edition of the Premis Gaudí of the Academy of Catalan Cinema presented by Rossy de Palma.

Both films with 12 nominations !!! Good luck to everyone!!!

 

Planb welcomes
DOP Oriol Barcelona

Planb welcomes DOP Oriol Barcelona

We are proud to welcome Director of Photography Oriol Barcelona to Planb. Oriol has been working as a cinematographer in music videos and commercials for production companies such as Canada, Sofa Experience, Limon Estudios and Malditos Produce among others.

Oriol has already shot his first feature film, The Girl From the Song directed by Ibai Abad, a love story that takes part at the Burning Man Festival (NV, USA).

 

'The Incident' at
Camerimage Film Festival 2015

'The Incident'  at Camerimage Film Festival 2015

'The Incident' with direction of photography by Pau Castejón will be in the official section of the EUROPEAN PANORAMA at Camerimage Festival 2015.

The feature film directed by Jane Linfoot and produced by BFI, Creativity Capital, Square Circle Films, Universal Spirits and Wild Bobcat was released at the last Edimburgh International Film Festival.

The film follows the story of a couple facing their inner demons after ignoring the plight of a teenager in trouble , an incident that totally disrupts their normal life.

 

'Amor Eterno'
release in USA

'Amor Eterno' release in USA

'Amor Eterno' (Everlasting Love) the new film of the director Marçal Forés has been released in USA within the 2015 Outfest Festival. The director of photography of the film Elías M. Félix has traveled to L.A to attend the premier.

The film is about a teenage passion. One night, a hot-daddy schoolteacher encounters one of his students in the cruising zone of a local park. The two embark on an illicit affair, but when the older man’s interest cools, it’s the student who gives the teacher a lesson he’ll never forget.

 

Marc Miró shoots with
J. A. Bayona

Marc Miró Shoots with J. A. Bayona

The well known Spanish director J.A Bayona has been in Haití shooting a documentary for Oxfam with Marc Miró and Hermés Marco as a cinematographers.

The film is telling the making of some animated films made by the children of a school in Port-au- Prince.

This documentary produced by Apaches Entertainment, will be released at the San Sebastián Film Festival.

 

HURTS
'Some Kind of Heaven'

HURTS 'Some Kind of Heaven'

The band HURTS unveil their stunning video to accompany new single ‘Some Kind of Heaven’, the first track taken from the forthcoming new album ‘Surrender’.

Arnau Valls Colomer is the responsible of photography of this music video directed by Chino Moya whose previous work includes directing St Vincent’s ‘Digital Witness’ music video. Both have created a breath-taking visual, strewn throughout with a delicate 60s hue, the video offers a deeper and more abstract insight into the themes of the new single.

 

Starts the shooting of 'Gernika', directed by Koldo Serra

Starts the shooting of 'Gernika', directed by Koldo Serra

The director of photography, Unax Mendia is in the Basque Country shooting the new film ‘Gernika‘ directed by Koldo Serra.

This film takes place between Bilbao and Gernika and tells a love story between journalists (James D’Arcy and María Valverde) in wartime, during the bombing of the city.

The shooting will be finish at the end of June.

 

Plan B welcomes
DOP Elías M. Félix

Plan B welcomes DOP Elías M. Félix

We are proud to welcome Director of Photography Elías M. Félix to PLAN B. Elías’s feature credits include “Amor Eterno” directed by Marçal Forés. He is also working with commercial directors such as César Pesquera, Javier Navarro, Alejo Maside or Bruce Parramore.

 

'Cites' is released today

'Cites' is released today

CITES, is released in the Catalan Television (TV3) on Monday 27th. Directed by Pau Freixas and the responsibles of the photography are Albert Pascual and David Valldeperez. CITES is based on the successful British television romantic drama series “Dates” created by Bryan Elsley. The are many well known actors such as Eduardo Noriega, Nausica Boninn, Ingrid Rubio, Jordi Sánchez, Marc Cartes, among others.

 

'The Last Knights' release in USA

'The Last Knights' release in USA

LAST KNIGHTS is released in USA cinemas 3th of April. The responsable of cinematography is Antonio Riestra and directed by Kazuaki Kiriya.

The film is starring by Academy Award Nominee Clive Owen and Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman.

 

XVIII Max Theatre Awards: Josep M. Civit

XVIII Max Theatre Awards: Josep M. Civit

Josep M. Civit has been nominated for the Max Theatre Awards for Best Lighting Design for the play directed by Agustí Villaronga”El Testamento de Maria” in which Blanca Portillo has been also nominated for Best Leading Performance.

The awards ceremony will take place in Barcelona on May 18, 2015.

 

'The Corpse
of Anna Fritz':
SxSW Festival 2015 & Sitges 2015

'The Corpse of Anna Fritz': SxSW Festival 2015 & Sitges 2015

'The Corpse of Anna Fritz' and its impeccable craftsmanship allowed its disturbing plot to rise above juvenilia and become something not necessarily terrifying but certainly bleak and brutal.

Set almost exclusively in a morgue where the body of world famous actress Anna Fritz is currently resting, the film is cut from similar thematic cloth as Deep Web, asking three young men and the viewers how far they would be willing to go to save themselves.

The film, directed by Hector Hernández Vicens and director of photography Ricard Canyellas, will compete in the Midnighters section of independent SxSW Festival, held in Austin, Texas, between 13 and 21 March and also in Sitges 2015 between 9 and 18 October.

 

"El Testamento de María", Grand Premiere at Teatre Lliure

"El Testamento de María", Grand Premiere at Teatre Lliure

The play from the homonymus novel by Colm Tóibín directed by Agustí Villaronga and lighting design by Josep María Civit tells the tale of Jesus of Nazareth according to his mother in this pagan gospel. Actress Blanca Portillo stars with this bold retake on Mary, recast as a simple countrywoman whose only child has been snatched away because of a heavenly decision she doesn’t understand.

 

"EVA" in United States

"EVA" in United States

EVA (2011) directed by Kike Maillo and photography by Arnau Valls Colomer, has been picked up by The Weinstein Company to run in selected theaters starting March 13th.

The film takes place in an alternate reality where humans and robots live side by side. This being 2015, the film has become the past’s look at an alt-future that is also, now, the past.

 

Josep Civit is going to shoot "El Rey de la Habana"

Josep Civit is going to shoot "El Rey de la Habana"

The director of photography, Josep Civit recently traveled to Dominican Republic to shoot the new film El Rey de la Habana (King of Havana) directed by the renowned Spanish director Agustí Villaronga. The feature film is an adaptation of the novel written by Pedro Juan Gutiérrez.

The film is about Reinaldo’s life, a teenager who escaped from a correctional and how he survives in to the streets of the Cuban capital during the hard years of the Cuban Special Period in the 90′s.

The shooting will be finish at the end of April.

 

Unax Mendia, El Ministerio del Tiempo

Unax Mendia, El Ministerio del Tiempo

Unax Mendia is one of the DPs responsible for the photography of the TV series El Ministerio del Tiempo that was released on TVE last Tuesday with an audience of nearly three million viewers.

 

"Anacleto: Agente Secreto" Trailer

"Anacleto: Agente Secreto" Trailer

Comes the first trailer of Anacleto: Agente Secreto. An action comedy directed by Javier Ruiz Caldera and Arnau Valls Colomer as a director of photography.

The film is starring by Quim Gutiérrez, Imanol Arias, Berto Romero, Alexandra Kiménez, Carlos Areces and Rossy de Palma.

The film‘s theatrical release is scheduled on September.

 

Arnau Valls is in Málaga shooting "Toro", the new film by Kike Maíllo

Arnau Valls is in Málaga shooting "Toro", the new film by Kike Maíllo

The shooting of the film “Toro” directed by Kike Maíllo (Eva, 2011) started yestarday in Málaga.

Arnau Valls Colomer is the director of photography of this contemporary western. The responsable of the photography of the 2n unit is Marc Miró.
The film is starring by Mario Casas, Luis Tosar and Claudia Vega.

The film is produced by APACHES.

 

David Omedes is going to shoot "Cerca de tu casa" with Silvia Pérez Cruz

David Omedes is going to shoot "Cerca de tu casa" with Silvia Pérez Cruz

The director of photography David Omedes is preparing the film “Cerca de Tu Casa” directed by Eduardo Cortés and starring by singer-songwriter Silvia Pérez Cruz.

Cortés defines the film as “it’s a drama about eviction starring Silvia evictions, with songs written by her music. (…)”

The film starts on February 2 in Barcelona and is produced by Bausan Films.

 

ASC Awards 2015. Oscar Faura

The American Society of Cinematographers has nominated Óscar Faura for the ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Theatrical Release, for the film The Imitation Game

The ASC Awards will take place Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

 

VII Gaudí Awards. Line-Up & L'últim Ball de Carmen Amaya

VII Gaudí Awards. Line-Up & L'últim Ball de Carmen Amaya

Line Up, the short film directed by Àlex Julià and cinemaphotography by Marc Miró, has been nominated for best short film.

L’últim ball de Carmen Amaya, has been nominated for best TV movie, and has been directed by Judith Colell and cinemaphotography by Josep Civit.

Here you have the complete list.