We are very proud to announce that Rodrigo Sorogoyen's feature film 'As Bestas' incredibly lensed by our Planb cinematographer Álex de Pablo, has won the French critics' Lumières prize for the best international co-production.
'Alcarràs', the masterpiece of director Carla Simón, lensed by Cinematographer Daniela Cajías, AEC, has obtained 12 nominations; among those nominations, there is ‘Best Cinematography’ for the beautiful work of the cinematographer, ‘Best Direction’, ‘Best Screenplay’ among others.
Planb cinematographer Thais Català, worked as Director of Photography in the short film directed by Júlia de la Paz 'Harta'; which has been nominated in the category 'Best Short Film'.
The XV Gaudí Awards will be held on January 22nd, 2023.
Congratulations to our cinematographers Daniela Cajías & Thais Català for their amazing work and to all the teams!
With the Goya nominations of the Spanish Film Academy, we have two big announcements to make!
We're thrilled to announce that 'As Bestas', feature film directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen and shot by the incredible cinematographerÁlex de Pablo, has received the highest number of nominations; a total of 17. Some of the nominations are for best cinematography, best film, best direction and best actor and actress.
On the other hand, we are very excited to announce that Carla Simon's film 'Alcarràs', has got 11 nominations; such as best cinematography, best film, best actor together with best new actress.
The cinematography is directed by the amazing Daniela Cajías, who joins officially the Planb team. We couldn't be happier!
Daniela welcome to the #Planb family! And congratulations to both cinematographers and to all the teams, deserved nominations for an incredible work.
We're thrilled to welcome cinematographer Daniela Cajías to #Planb family!
Daniela Cajías was born in Bolivia and grows between cameras, lenses and the laboratory for photo development of her father at home. She began her photography studies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she discovered the expressive and narrative possibilities of the image in the cinema. In Buenos Aires she decided to apply to the International Film and TV School (EICTV) of San Antonio de Los Baños in the specialization of Cinematography, she graduated in 2008.
Since then she has shot in Bolivia, Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and Spain, among her films, are Alcarrás (2022), Las Niñas (2020), As Duas Irenes (2017) and The Eternal Night of the Twelve Moons (2013).
In 2021 she became the first woman in the 35-year history of the Goya Awards to win the award for best cinematography for her work in Las Niñas. Her latest movie Alcarràs, this year is the winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlinale Film Festival is a masterpiece of natural light, for this work, Daniela has just received her second nomination for best cinematography at the 37th edition of the Goya Awards 2023.
Welcome, Daniela! We're so happy to have you on our team!
The EnergaCAMERIMAGE Festival was held from November 12th to 19th.
Cinematographer Oscar Faura, nominated for Best Cinematography for his fantastic work in 'LOTR: Rings of Power', gave a talk at the Festival about his work and experience shooting the first two episodes of the TV series in question, directed by J.A Bayona and produced by Amazon Studios.
Congratulations for the nomination to Oscar Faura and to the whole team!
We are thrilled to welcome cinematographer Gregorio Acuña to #Planb family!
Born in the city of Caracas, Venezuela; Cinematographer Gregorio Acuña developed an interest in contrast.
Good and bad, light and dark, one is null without the other. Stories must contain balance.
For Gregorio cinematography is about capturing that balance so that the story can move forward and allow the viewer to be fully immersed.
During his career, he has worked for clients such as Oscar de La Renta, Discovery Channel, Neon16, Interscope, and Sony Music to name a few.
We are very happy to welcome cinematographer Toni Rey to #Planb family!
Toni was born in Barcelona. He always tried to intertwine multiple worldviews and narratives in every project he participates in.
For him emotionality is imminent, tapping into sensitivity is the most prolific way for him to unravel pure and honest visual storytelling. Beyond his talent, Toni is appreciated for his craft and professionalism.
Toni has been in a perpetual exploration of the profession, regularly testing new configurations and never moving without a camera in his hands, which allows him to sharpen his image work in all circumstances.
We are delighted to welcome cinematographer Nikita Popkov to #Planb family!
Born in Riga, Latvia; Nikita's work has included commercials, fashion, music videos, and fiction.
He has had the opportunity to work for brands such as Adidas, Durex, BBC or Havana Club; with production companies like Partizan, Rainbow or Panorama Productions among others.
Nikita's last work is the new Ellie Goulding music video directed by Sophia Ray and produced by Partizan, which has been released today.
Directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, this psychological thriller is about a middle-aged French couple who moves to a local village, seeking closeness with nature where their presence inflames two locals to the point of outright hostility and shocking violence.
Huge congratulations to Diego Rosenblatt, who has been selected as a finalist at Ciclope Festival Awards for Best Cinematography for his amazing work at Mahou's 'A place to be together', a commercial directed by Salsa and produced by Primo Content.
Leo Calzoni has worked as a cinematographer on the “Yiati Pouli M’” music video, directed by Alexis Gómez and produced by LANDIA, which has been selected as a finalist at Ciclope Festival Awards in the music video’s category.
We are very happy to welcome cinematographer Andres Arochi to Planb Family!
Born in México, Arochi’s work has included fiction, documentaries, multimedia pieces, music videos, experimental videos, and photographic series.
He has had the opportunity to work for brands such as Zalando, Spotify, Fly Dubai, Samsung or Citibank; with production companies like Somesuch, Stink Films, STVDIUM, and with directors Vincet Haycock, Douglas Bernardt, and Ezra Hurwitz among others.
Andres has spent the last months shooting his own project as director and director of photography and he is now in Europe ready to work.
Huge congratulations to Planb Director of Photography Gris Jordana, AEC who has received the Catalan Film Academy Award for Best Cinematography at the Gaudí Awards 2022 for her exceptional work on Clara Roquet’s new feature ‘LIBERTAD’. The film landed a total of 4 awards, including Best Screenplay, Best Feature Film in Non-Catalan Language and Best Female Artist.
Huge Congratulations to the following Planb cinematographers & clients who have been nominated this year at the XVI Gaudí Awards by The Catalan Film Academy:
Josep Civit has been nominated for Best Cinematography for his work at ‘El Ventre del Mar’, which has received 12 nominations including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Female Lead, Best Production Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Original Music, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects & Best Makeup and Hairdresser.
Gris Jordana received the nomination for Best Cinematography for her work at ‘Libertad’, which also got nominated for Best Feature in Non-Catalan Language, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Female Lead, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Music, and Best Makeup and Hairdresser.
Congratulations to Diego Guijarro who has received the Best Cinematography Award in a Borsos Competition Film at Whistler Film Festival 2021, for his exceptional work on Valerie Buhagiar new feature film 'Carmen'.
Congratulations to Director of Photography Mariano Monti for winning the Best Cinematography Award at LCI Barcelona Fashion Film Festival 2021, for his exceptional work on Mans commercial ‘Demans Club’, directed by Virgili Jubero and produced by Canada.
Huge congratulations to Gris Jordana for her nomination for Best Cinematography at the GOYA Awards 2022 for her exceptional work on Clara Roquet’s new feature ‘Libertad’.
Produced by Avalon, Lastor Mediaand Bulletproof Cupid ‘Libertad’ has received 6 nominations including Best Feature Film, Best New Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, Best New Actress, and Best Cinematography.
We would also like to congratulate the following clients, whose projects have received the following nominations at the next edition of the Goya Awards 2022:
• El Ventre del Mar (DOP Josep Civit & Blai Tomàs) - Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.
• Farrucas (DOP Gina Ferrer) - Nominated for Best Fiction Short Film
• La Abuela (DOP Daniel Fernández Abelló) - Nominated for Best Original Music and Best Special Effects.
• Libertad by Enrique Urbizu (DOP Unax Mendia) - Nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling
The Catalan Film Academy has published the 59 productions candidates in the XIV Gaudí Awards, and we’re happy to announce that there are several films, documentaries & short films with the direction of photography of Planb cinematographers:
We're happy to announce that director of photography Àlvar Riu is joining Planb roster as a newcomer.
Born in Barcelona and graduated at ESCAC Àlvar has spent the past two months shooting his first feature film ‘Historia de Pastores’ directed by Jaime Puertas and produced by Películas Maria. The film is entirely shot on 16mm.
Although Àlvar has a great vocation for fiction, he is also shooting commercials for brands such as Adidas or Zalando and music videos for internationally renowned artists such as 'Born Yesterday' the latest music video of Arca & Sia directed and produced by Kinki Factory.
Feature film ‘Fever Dream’ directed by Claudia Llosa and lensed by Planb cinematographer Oscar Faura will compete at the official selection of San Sebastian Film Festival 2021, which will take place from September 17 to 25.
A young woman lies dying far from home. A boy sits beside her. She is not his mother. He is not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, an invisible threat, and the power and desperation of family. Based on the internationally critically acclaimed homonymous novel by Samanta Schweblin.
'Camila Comes Out Tonight' tells the story of Camila, a teenager who is forced to move to Buenos Aires when her grandmother becomes seriously ill. She leaves behind her friends and a liberal public high school for a traditional private institution. The adolescent's fierce but premature temper is put to the test.
Produced by Gale Cine and Sebastián Aloi, the film features Nina Dziembrowski, Maite Valero, Diego Sánchez and Adriana Ferrer.
Planb cinematographer Pablo Díez has won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama or Daytime Fiction Program for his amazing photography direction at the TV Series 'Studio City' by Amazon Prime.
Congratulations Pablo! We're so proud of you and happy to have you in our family!
'The Belly of the Sea' directed by Agustí Villaronga, has won six awards at the 24th edition of Festival de Málaga, being the most awarded film in the history of this festival. The awards include the prestigious Golden Biznaga for Best Feature Film and the Best Cinematography Award for Planb cinematographer Josep Civit and Blai Thomas.
Best Feature Film
Best Direction - Agustí Villaronga
Best Cinematography - Josep M.Civit & Blai Tomas
Best Screenplay - Agustí Villaronga & Alessandro Baricco
Best Male Performance - Roger Casamajor
Best Music - Marcús J.G.R
Congratulations to all the team for such an amazing masterpiece!
With 'Libertad', Clara Roquet delivers a first film with a subtle and complex structure, a beautiful fluidity in its direction, and in the delicately nuanced interpretation of its young actresses. A sweet, deeply moving film, a gentle, determined journey through life.
Set in Sapin in 1982, a young police officer from Madrid accepts a destination in a seaside town with the hope of curing his daughter and gaining some peace of mind. Once there, he is involved in investigating the strange murder of the inspector he has to replace. The investigations will take him to a beach hotel where a community of elderly Nazis, claimed by many countries for crimes against humanity, lives a heavenly and happy retreat.
Directed by Ian De La Rosa & produced by Vayolet Films, Amplitud & Primo Cine, 'Farrucas' tells the story of Hadoum, Fátima, Sheima and Sokayna, four teenagers from El Puche, a suburb of Almería, proud of their Moroccan and Spanish roots. Together they face their first experiences in institutes outside the neighborhood, making evident the deficiencies of their environment. On Fatima's eighteenth birthday, the strength of their self-confidence will be put to the test.
We're extremely happy to share that Planb cinematographer Pablo Díez has been nominated for Outstanding lighting direction for a drama or daytime fiction program for this amazing work at the TV Series 'Studio City'. Congratulations Pablo!
The new feature film of director Agustí Villaronga 'The Belly of the Sea' lensed by Planb cinematographer Josep M. Civit and Blai Tomàs will compete at the official selection of the 24th edition of Festival de Málaga.
‘The Belly of the Sea’ is based on the events narrated in Alessandro Barrico's novel 'Oceano Mare’. After the sinking of a ship, 147 men try to survive, confined in a raft adrift in the middle of the sea. This shipwreck was immortalized by Théodore Géricault in the famous canvas 'The Raft of the Medusa', kept in the Louvre Museum.
We’re thrilled to announce that Blanca Aysa will serve as a judge at the 20th Annual AICP Post Awards this year, in the Post Color Grading Over 90 category. We’re really looking forward to seeing all the wonderful works! Good luck to all the participants!
Born in Uruguay and graduated at Maine Media College in USA, he has worked on short films with Alejandro Damiani (M.A.M.O.N) & on TV series with Fernando Meirelles (Pico Da Neblina)
For the past 12 years, Diego has traveled the world shooting commercials and documentaries for the likes of UBER, VW, Nissan, Converse, Ray-Ban, Johnnie Walker, Gatorade, Toyota, Skol, and Smirnoff among many others.
We're very happy to announce Persona's incorporation to Planb roster.
Persona is the cinematographer duo formed by Mario Lerma and Alex Rapariz. They have recently shot Motorola's latest commercial 'Born out of Lockdown', and ‘Wunderkammer SS19’ for Palomo Spain with director Kito Muñoz. In 2018 they joined forces with director Jiajie Yu Yan on the short film ‘Xiao Xian’, the first short film in chines to be nominated at the Goya Awards. 'Xiao Xian' has been recognized with the Best Cinematography Award at five different festivals.
'ISLANDS' shot by Planb cinematographer Diego Guijarro and directed by Martin Edralin, will make its world premiere at SXSW 2021 in the Narrative Feature Competition, marking the first-ever Filipino-language narrative feature to premiere at the festival.
We are very proud to announce that Planb cinematographer Josep M. Civit has received a double nomination for the Best Cinematography Award at the next edition of the XIII Gaudí Awards of the Catalan Film Academy, for his amazing direction of photography at the feature films ‘La Vampira de Barcelona' and 'Baby'.
Moreover, we are pleased to share the following Planb cinematographers’ projects that have also been nominated in different categories:
'La Vampira de Barcelona' (DOP Josep M.Civit for Best Feature Film, Best Direction, Best Female Protagonist, Best Production Management, Best Art Direction, Best Supporting Actress, Best Support Actor, Best Direction of Photography.
We’re very happy to announce that from now on Planb will have a new office in Madrid! The new office is located at Calle Navaleno 7, local 2. Special thanks to our friends at BeatMusic for letting us settle in their headquarters! Let’s start this new adventure!
We are very happy to announce that the director of photography Martí Herrera has joined our Planb roster!
Barcelona born and raised, Martí studied cinematography at ESCAC Film School. Combining his creativity, story-telling, and technical abilities in order to create meaningful images, Martí travels the world developing all kinds of projects such as documentaries, commercials,
or fashion films.
He has had the opportunity to work together with clients, brands, and production companies such as Nike, Loewe, Estrella Damm, Nowness, Adidas, Apartamento, Mango, or Twentyfour-seven.
Cinema and photography lover since childhood, she specialized with a master’s degree in Cinematography in London and she has been shooting fiction, commercials, documentaries, music videos, and fashion films for almost a decade.
Her main interest is to create a unique and absorbent atmosphere through lighting, framing, and camera movement, which will help to visually and emotionally communicate the different needs of each project.
The Spanish Film Academy has published the 155 feature films candidates in the 35th edition of the Goya Awards, and we’re happy to announce that the following Planb directors of photography are candidates for the Best Direction of Photography Award:
We are very happy to announce that the director of photography Manel Ruiz Bardají has joined our Planb roster!
Based in New York and Barcelona, Manel has been working internationally since the 2000s and has won many international awards.
His cinematography stands out for being natural and stylized. He is always in search of texture, new styles, old and new lenses, overall he is always aiming to develop a good story through lighting and lensing, partnering with directors.
The Catalan Film Academy has published the 59 productions candidates in the XIII Gaudí Awards, and we’re happy to announce that there are several films, documentaries & short films with the direction of photography of Planb cinematographers:
This year Planb is collaborating with the VIII Commercial Film Workshop in Valladolid that will take place on the next 10th and 12th of November.
Planb cinematographers Marc Miró and Román Martínez de Bujo have been shortlisted for the Best Director of Photography Award at the APCP 2020 Awards. The awards show will take place on November 12th at 17:00h.
Don't miss Diego Guijarro talking about camera lens at the workshop 'Anamorphic vs sphercial' on Wednesday 11th of November at 10:00 h.
We are very happy to announce that the director of photography Leo Calzoni has joined our Planb roster!
Always guided by a passion for cinema, Leo is constantly on the move, looking for new ways of expressing himself through photography, constantly evolving and growing. His work currently covers advertisements, music videos, and fiction.
Leo’s music video for Porter ‘Para Ya’, directed by Alexis Gómez, is shortlisted for Best Short Music Video in the next edition of the Latin Grammys, 2020
We are extremely happy to share with you that Planb directors of photography Marc Miró and Pau Castejon Úbeda have been nominated for Best Cinematography in a Music Video at the next edition of Camerimage Festival 2020. Their music videos that are also nominated to Best Music Video category are:
The set of nominated videos will be presented at a special screening for the Jury and the festival audience on Thursday, 19th November in CKK Jordanki’s Main Screening Room. The winners will be announced during the Festival's Closing Ceremony on Saturday 21st November.
We are very excited to announce the nomination of our Director of Photography Marc Miró at the Best Cinematography Award in the next edition of the UKMVA for his amazing work at the Ferran Palau's latest music video 'Flora Caic', directed by Pablo Maestres and produced by Bungard Film, Primo & Eighty4.
This stunning music video has been also nominated at Best Alternative International Video Award.
We are very excited to share with you that Planb cinematographer Oscar Faura has been invited to be part of the Hollywood Academy next to 818 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.
“The Academy is delighted to welcome these distinguished fellow travelers in the motion picture arts and sciences. We have always embraced extraordinary talent that reflects the rich variety of our global film community, and never more so than now,” said Academy President David Rubin.
Very happy to announce that Blanca Aysa, founder of Planb, will be part of the jury line-up of the next edition of the Berlin Commercial Festival next to @solab_pictures @ambassadors.studio @gesas.management @_onepointfour @soldats.tv @movingpicturecompany @radicalmedia_london @cadencefilms @psychoprod @shots_creative @phantasm.tv @leoburnett @revolveramsterdam @anomaly @okaystudio @modestdept @susanne.nagel @thinkveryl @72andsunny @adelphoimusic @objectandanimal @universalmusicpub_ger @superprimefilms @rattlingstick @akkuratstudios @defalcon @sec.studio @we.are.lief @rekorder.de @halal.amsterdam @rsafilms @calvinklein @180kingsday @luredby @markenfilmcrossing @hello.mr.frank @quinto_gmbh @pavilionworks @woodblock.tv @equatorproductions @productivespain and many more.
The Festival will take place this year throughout the city of Berlin between September 7th and 11th in renowned production companies, agencies, and gallery spaces that will open their doors for workshops, talks, screenings, exhibitions, networking, and more.
You can make your Submissions until July 24th, the shortlist will be announced August 1st and Awards on September 11th.
We are very happy to share with you that Director of Photography Lluís Ferrer is joining Planb roster as Newcomer. LLuís has been working as a cinematographer in music videos, commercials, fiction.
Sobriety and geometry being his primary aesthetic base, he likes to break his own conventions and explore angles, textures, and lighting setups that enrich every image he creates. He finds himself in a constant quest for creators that bring him challenges and force him to enhance his limits, and he feels calm and confident enough to explore them and keep growing.
Planb Director of Photography Pau Castejón won a Bronze Best Cinematography award at the last edition of the AWARD Awards for his amazing work at the commercial Latitude ‘Let’s’, directed by Los Pérez and produced by Division Sydney.
This stunning commercial has also won two Silver awards for Direction and Visual Effects, and a Bronze award for its Color Grading in the same festival.
We are very happy to share with you the Roman Martinez de Bujo's nomination at the Best Cinematography Award at the next edition of the world-famous La Jolla Fashion Film Festival 2020 for his amazing work at 'Cosmos'
The fashion film 'Cosmos' directed by La Sister, is also nominated at 7 nominations more! Congrats!
The winners will be revealed on July 25th at the Festival website.
We are very happy to share with you that Director of Photography Thais Català is joining Planb roster. Thais has a brilliant experience in commercials, music videos, and films.
Thais appreciates the small details and believes that the art of photography is able to highlight them. Her intention with photography is to be able to find beauty anywhere by changing only the point of view.
We are very happy to announce Pau Castejón Úbeda's nomination at Best Cinematography Award in the next edition of the Berlin Music Video Awards 2020, for his amazing work at Taylor Swift ‘You Need To Calm Down’ music video.
Directed by Drew Kirsch & Taylor Swift and produced Happy Place.
We are very excited to announce that the amazing director of photography Albert Salas has joint our Planb roster!
Albert’s accolades include recently winning Best Cinematographer’s Debut at Camerimage and Best Cinematography at Tribeca Film Festival for his achievements in his feature film debut “Obey.” His cinematography on commercial work also recently won at the Lions Film Awards.
As a cinematographer, Albert is always striving to achieve a very distinctive look on all his projects.
We are very excited to announce the nomination of our Director of Photography Pau Castejón for Best Cinematography Award in the next edition of the AWARD Awards for his stunning work at the commercial shot Latitude ‘Let’s’, directed by Los Pérez and produced by Division Sydney.
This amazing commercial been also nominated in these categories Direction, Art Direction and twice in Visual Effects (VFX & Color Grading)
The winners will be revealed at the 41st AWARD Awards on March Friday the 27th.
We are thrilled to welcome Director of Photography Diego Guijarro, to our Planb roster!
Diego has just wrapped on director Pooja Shetty's & Neil Pagedar's first Indian sci-fiction tv series 'If, Then Or else'. Produced by Memesys Cultural Lab.
Diego developed his career in Canada before moving to Madrid. He just got nominated at the CSC Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards 2020 for the short documentary 'Mothers of' in the category "short doc".
We are very excited to announce that the fantastic director of photography Mika Altskan is joining the Planb roster!
Mika is constantly evolving, always looking for new ideas and always up for new challenges. He loves teamwork and meeting new people. Enthusiastic and industrious by character, he is committed to bring his skills, knowledge, and intuition to deliver the most for every project.
Blanca Aysa taught the newly graduated Masters of cinematography at the ESCAC- Superior School for Cinema and Audiovisual of Catalonia about the Planb agency services and how to be prepared for the future as director of cinematography.
We are really excited to announce that the talented director of photography Daniel Vignal joins our roster.
His approach to image-making is based around the concept of using and manipulating natural light. Photography is a constant thread in Daniel’s life; he is always observing the nuanced ways in which light and color dance in different spaces and people.
We are very excited to announce that the talented
director of photography Nicolás Sola joins the Plan b roster!
Nicolás is passionate about contrasts, the pulse between the lights and shadows. Constantly analyzes the incidence of light and how it behaves in the spaces that are around his life day and night. He considers that knowing the real behavior of light, you can capture reality more faithfully as we know it or get out of it.
We are looking forward to the upcoming projects next year.
Welcome to Plan b!
We are very happy to announce the Best Cinematography nomination of Gris Jordana in the next edition of the Gaudí Awards of the Catalan Film Academy, for her amazing work in the 'La vida sense la Sara Amat', feature film also nominated for Best Original Music.
We are very happy to announce that director of photography Oscar Faura won the Best Cinematography Award at the Media Felis Awards in Istanbul, for his amazing work at Ford Focus commercial. Directed by SirFred and produced by Norr Film.
Two days left for the next edition of the Ciclope Festival in Berlin. Daniel Fernandez Abelló is nominated again for Best Cinematography Award for his amazing work at FKA twigs 'Cellophane'. Music Video also nominated for Direction, Choreography & Visual Effects Awards.
Apart from Daniel Fernández Abelló's nomination for Best Cinematography at UKMVA for FKA Twigs ‘Cellophane’, we would like to congratulate the teams of these music videos lensed by Planb Cinematographers for their respective nominations in these other categories:
. Barns Courtney ‘You and I’. DOP: Uri Barcelona & Maria Codina Rebull. Dir: Pablo Maestres. Prod Co: Primo & Friend for Best UK Pop video & Best Production Design
We are very excited to announce the nomination of Daniel Fernandez Abelló for Best Cinematography Award in the next edition of the UK Music Video Awards for his stunning work at FKA Twigs ‘Cellophane’, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang and produced by Object & Animal.
This amazing music video has been also nominated in these categories UK Best Alternative Video, Best Choreography, Best Editing, and Best Visual Effects.
The winners will be revealed at the awards show on October 23rd at London's Roundhouse.
We are very happy to welcome director of photography Federico Cantini to Planb roster.
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, he's actually living in LA. World traveler at heart and soul, he expanded his career across five continents balancing commercials and features varying in scale from major productions to small run-and-gun passion projects.
We are very happy to announce Pau Castejón Úbeda's nomination for two consecutive years at Best Cinematography Award in the next edition of the MTV MVAwards, for his amazing work at Billie Eilish's 'Hostage'music video.
Directed by Henry Scholfield and produced by Caviar LA.
The 12th International Festival of Cinema in Catalonia (Fic-Cat) dedicates this edition at the direction of photography and homages Planb cinematographer Josep M. Civit for his wide, international and multi-awarded filmography.
The festival will take place from June 8th to 15th in Roda de Berà, and Josep will give a master class on Sunday at noon at the Casal de les Monges.
We are very happy to welcome director of photography Carlos Feher to Planb roster.
Carlos was born in Barcelona and studied Cinematography in the Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC). He combines intuition with technical sensibility and this makes him a cinematographer with a great future.
We are very happy to announce that the feature film 'The More you Ignore me' shot by director of photography Josep M. Civit has been awarded as the Best Comedy of the Year at the National Film Awards 2019 in London.
It's an hilarious social comedy written by Jo Brand, directed by Keith English and produced by Debbie Gray & Genesius Pictures.
We are very happy to welcome Gina Ferrer to Planb's roster.
Gina, born in Barcelona, studied at the ESCAC, specializing in Cinematography. She draws inspiration from everywhere, her experience with international production has given her a versatility towards new challenges in countries with different cultures, lighting and working methods. As a DOP combines features commercials, TV fiction, and documentaries.
She has just finished filming a feature film called 'Isaac' produced by Mr. Miyagui Films and Zentropa Spain.
We are very happy to announce the Best Cinematography nomination for Álex de Pablo for his excellent work in the 'El Reino' movie, this film has also twelve more nominations, among them, Best Film and Best Direction.
We also want to congratulate the crew of 'Superlópez' with the direction of photography by Arnau Valls Colomer and second unit Elías M. Félix is nominated in three categories.
The short film 'Cerdita' (DOP Rita Noriega) is nominated for Best Fiction Short Film.
The Gala will take place on the 2nd of February in Sevilla.
We would like to welcome Pablo Díez to Planb's roster.
Pablo was born in Barcelona but has developed most of his work in the US, he had the honour of photographing a number of Hollywood stars including Mickey Rourke, Kris Kristofferson, Bruce Dern, Denise Richards, Dolph Lundgren, and Jason Patric. In the present is a member of the AEC (the Spanish Society of Cinematographers).
His last shot 'The Final Wish' is out now in theaters in the US, you can take a look of the trailer here.
We are very excited to announce that director of photography Pepe Gay de Liébana has joined Planb's roster.
For Pepe, his two main aims in any project are to help the director find the best possible way to visually put over his narrative concept and to always have the best possible attitude towards the project. He is currently working on narrative, commercials, and music videos.
We wish him the best of luck in the upcoming Edition of Sundance Film Festival with his short film ‘Adalamadrina’ that will take place from January 24th to February 3rd 2019.
We are very proud to announce that Planb's cinematographer Oscar Faura is a candidate for Best Cinematography Award in the next edition of the Acadèmia del Cinema Català - Premis Gaudí for his amazing cinematography in 'Jurassic World: Fallen kingdom'. Feature film also candidate for Best Film Editing and Best Sound Awards.
Moreover, we are pleased to share the following Planb cinematographers' projects that have also been nominated in different categories:
We are very happy to announce that director of photography Johan Florez joins Planb. He's colombian, based in Milano and works internationally in advertising, documentary and narrative projects. Welcome to Planb!
'Alegría, tristeza' feature film with photography by Albert Pascual Roca, directed by Ibon Cormenzana and produced by Arcadia Motion Pictures, Movistar+, Samarcanda Films & Televisió de Catalunya. Starring Roberto Álamo, Manuela Vellés, Pedro Casablanc and Carlos Bardem among others.
Premiere on theaters and on Rakuten TV next November 16th.
We are very happy to announce Arnau Valls Colomer's nomination for Best Cinematography Award in the next edition of the Camerimage Festival, for his amazing photography in the DJ SNAKE “MAGENTA RIDDIM” music video. Directed by Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia.
The festival will take place from the 10th 'til 17th November 2018.
We are very happy to welcome to Planb director of photography Ivan Hugo as a Newcomer.
Ivan Hugo studied Photography at the University of the Arts London, followed by set lighting at the Mountview Academy of theatre arts, where he was taught in scenography lightning. In 2008, inspired by the neon lights, handheld shots and documentary style of the films of Wong Kar-Wai, Christopher Doyle and several visits to Asia, he settled home for eight years in Tokyo “in search of light” now he's settled in London but works around the globe.
Tonight 6th of July, premiere in UK & Ireland cinemas of The More You Ignore Me, an hilarious social comedy with cinematography by Planb director of photography Josep M. Civit, directed by Keith English and produced by Debbie Gray & Genesius Pictures.
Comedy based in Jo Brand's best seller and starring by an unrecognisable Sheridan Smith.
DOP Alexis Zabe is nominated for Best Cinematography in AICP Awards (Association of Independent Commercial Producers) for his excellent photography in Beats by Dre commercial 'Above the Noise', directed by Terence Neale and produced by Park Pictures.
Beck's music video 'Up all Night' with direction of photography by Daniel Fernandez Abelló, directed and produced by CANADA is also nominated for Best Music Video.
The ceremony will take place in New York next June 12th.
The short film 'La Última Virgen' has received the Best Fiction Short Film Award (Biznaga de Plata) in the 21st edition of Festival de Málaga (2018). Short film with cinematography by Planb DOP Lucas Casanovas, directed by Bàrbara Farré and produced by ESCAC Films.
The Short Film has also been awarded in the Medina del Campo Film Festival with the Best Sound and Best Costume Design Awards with a Jury Special Mention at her director, Bàrbara Farré.
Moreover in CreatRivas 2018, Bàrbara Farré received the Best Direction Jury Award.
'The Short Film focuses on an uncomfortable reality without judging the characters, demonstrating great command of the cinematographic language' according to the Malaga Film Fest.
We are very happy to welcome to Planb director of photography Bet Rourich with this great news: "Wild Honey Pie!" the feature film she shot last year starring Jemima Kirke, Richard Elis, Brett Goldstein and directed by Jamie Adams has been selected for South by Southwest Film Festival!
Bet is always looking for new interesting projects to throw her knowledge and passion into. She is always up for new challenges, loves to teamwork with new interesting people and to bring her sensitivity and experience to get the best from every project.
You can take a look at the selected films for the South by Southwest Film Festival 2018 here.
Josep Civit has won the Best Cinematography Award at the X Gaudi Awards (2018) for his awesome work in 'Incerta Glòria'. Feature film directed by Agustí Villaronga and produced by Massa d’Or Produccions, TVC, Aragón TV & Urresti Producciones.
Incerta Gloria has also been recognized with 7th more awards including Best Main Actress & Best 2nd Character Male among others!
Congratulations to Planb's DP Josep M. Civit for his nomination for the Best Cinematography Award at the next edition of the Gaudí Awards of the Catalan Film Academy for his awesome work in 'Incerta Glòria'. Feature Film directed by Agustí Villaronga and produced by Massa d'Or Produccions, TVC, Aragón TV i Urresti Producciones. The film has also been recognized with 15th nominations more as Best Film, Best Director, Best Main Actress & Actor, Best 2nd Character Male & Female, Best Editing, Music & Script among others!
'Les bones nenes' short film with director of photography by Gris Jordana is also nominated for the Best Short Film Award.
Blanca Aysa is attending this year at Camerimage International Film Festival in its 25th anniversary, as speaker at the Get Noticed Panel. Panel discussion with experienced agents for emerging talents.
Centrum Kongresowe Opera Nova at 21:30 on the 15th November 2017.
Sala seminaryjna, 1. piętro
Blanca Aysa – Plan B
Kasper Notlev – ArtOfficial Agency
Jonathan Silverman – in.trin.sic Production Agency
The Get Noticed panel has always garnered considerable interest. For four years Camerimage Festival has been doing the best to assist young people with professional know-how so that they can navigate the world of cinema with greater awareness. Building one’s image in this line of business is an art well practiced by the specialized agents of the panel. This year, too, they are going to try and answer the question ‘How do I get noticed?’ During the fourth edition of the panel, the agents will elaborate on how to start your career path after graduating film school and how to stand out from other young and talented artists. The Question & Answer section will be integral to our meeting. It offers a unique opportunity to get tips from professionals on how to create your brand in the film industry.
The Camerimage Film Festival will take place in Bydgoszcz, from 11th to 18th November 2017
Director of photography Daniel Fernandez Abelló has won the GOLD Award in Cinematography (Branded Content in Long Form) at the last edition of the Ciclope Festival 2017, for his excellent and amazing work in ’An Homage to David Bowie in Sound and Vision'. Oriol Barcelona was the 2nd Unit DOP.
We would like to congratulate Directors of Photography Daniel Fernández Abelló, Marc Miró and Arnau Valls Colomer for their nominations at Music Video Best Cinematography in the next edition of the CICLOPE Festival 2017. The Festival will take place next October 26th & 27th in Berlin. The jury –that comprises top producers and creatives from all over the world– chose, among more than 1,000 entries, the best works in each category.
Daniel Fernández Abelló is also finalist at Branded Content Best Cinematography for his excellent work at 'An Homage to David Bowie in Sound and Vision' for the David Bowie Is Exhibition, 2nd Unit DOP Oriol Barcelona, directed and produced by CANADA.
We would like to especially congratulate Director of Photography Pau Castejón Úbeda for his nomination at Best Cinematography in the next edition of the uk music video awards for his excellent work at Placebo ‘Life’s What You Make It’. Directed by Sasha Rainbow and Produced by Rumble.
We also congratulate the teams of the following music videos for their nominations:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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!
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!
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.
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 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.
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' 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.
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.
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 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.
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' 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', 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.
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 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 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.
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' 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' (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.
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.
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 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.
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' 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.
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.
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 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.