Andrea Zapata-Girau (Vigo, Spain, 1986)
Director, co-producer, co-scriptwriter, cinematographer and editor of Guitarra de palo
Filmmaker, film editor and visual artist, as well a devoted Latin-jazz record collector. Her work as a filmmaker, on the verge of fiction and nonfiction, explores the relationship between cinema, anthropology, sound and music, and approaches topics such as family and community dynamics, cultural dislocation and faith.
She studied Classical Guitar at Mayeusis Conservatory and at Guildhall School, Audiovisual Communication at Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University, a Bachelor of Art and Media (majoring in Film Editing) at Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland, 2010), a master’s degree in Music Industry at Santiago de Compostela University (Spain, 2015) and is now studying Anthropological Research. She has attended workshops and courses from feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey and filmmakers Víctor Erice and Werner Herzog. Nevertheless, her real education comes from the people met, their ideas and ways encountered, and from the music she has listened to. Her movies have been screened in festivals such as Havana Film Festival, Madrid International Film Festival, Cannes, ZINEBI and Götemborg Film Festival and in venues such as Madrid’s Filmoteca, Cineteca and Círculo de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires’ Museo de la Memoria and MARCO Museum of Contemporary Art.
Currently, she lives between Spain, Cuba and Finland, working on her second feature, a historical science fiction, and on a serial of videoart pieces around Ethnomusicology. www.zapata-girau.com
Antón Jiménez (Madrid, Spain, 1975)
Co-producer, co-scriptwriter, composer and music producer of Guitarra de palo
Flamenco guitarist and composer, from a family of the flamenco guitar greats such as Ramón Montoya and Mario Escudero. In 1989, Mario Escudero presented him in public as the new prodigy of flamenco guitar. He started his career accompanying the singer Diego "El Cigala" and the dancer Joaquín Cortés in the show "Cibayí". He toured in Europe, US and Japan with the show "Gypsy Passion", where he was the first guitarist of Joaquín Cortés' company. Together with Joaquín Cortés he participated in the movie "Flamenco" (Carlos Saura, 1995). In 1995, he won the National Guitar Award Ciudad de Barcelona and he collaborated as invited guest of U2 at Barcelona's Palau de la Música. That year, he performed the "Romance Amargo" at the City Center (New York) alongside the great dancers Lola Greco, Marco Berriel and Joaquín Cortés. In 1997, he collaborated in Vanessa Mae's album "Storm", recorded in London. He has composed music for the National Ballet of Spain, Rafael Amargo's company (Amargo), Lola Greco's company (Homenaje al Greco) and Rocío Molina (Homenaje a Manolo Soler). He is one of the five guitarist from the album "The New School of Flamenco Guitar" (2004, ACT Music), produced by Gerardo Núñez. In 2004, he published "Nueve Reinas", an album recorded between Madrid and Berlin. Since 2008, he has toured as a soloist in Europe, America and the Middle East, playing in theaters such as Berlin Philharmonic theater, Havana's García Lorca theater and Nicaragua's Rubén Darío National Theater.
Pelayo Gutiérrez (Castrillón, Spain)
Sound designer of Guitarra de palo
One of the main names of sound design worldwide, with over 120 movies behind him.
He has won three Goya Awards for Best Sound (Spanish Oscars) for "The Other Side of the Bed" (2002), "Take my Eyes" (Icíar Bollaín, 2003) and "Obaba" (Montxo Armendáriz, 2005) and he has been nominated for the Goya Awards five more times for "Sin Noticias de Dios" (Agustín Díaz Yanes, 2001), "The Dancer and the Thief" (Fernando Trueba, 2009), "Even the Rain" (Icíar Bollaín, 2010), "The Skin I Live In" (Pedro Almodóvar, 2011) and "The Artist and the Model" (Fernando Trueba, 2012). He has been nominated for the Golden Reel Awards for Almodovar's "The Skin I live in" and for the Gaudí Award for Fernando Trueba's "Chico & Rita".
He has worked for top filmmakers such as Pedro Almodóvar, Fernando Trueba, Alejandro Amenabar, Montxo Armendáriz, Icíar Bollaín and Javier Rebollo. He directs the sound studio “La Bocina” in Madrid.
Nacho Royo-Villanova (Madrid, Spain)
Sound mixer of Guitarra de palo
Winner in 2012 of the Goya for Best Sound for "No Rest for the Wicked " (Enrique Urbizu, 2011). Five times Goya nominated for "Sin noticias de Dios" (Agustín Díaz Yanes, 2001), "La vida mancha" (Enrique Urbizu, 2003), "Isi/Disi-Amor a lo bestia" (Chema de la Peña, 2004), "The Dancer and the Thief" (Fernando Trueba, 2009), "Even the Rain" (Icíar Bollaín, 2010) and "The Artist and the Model" (Fernando Trueba, 2012).
In 2012, he was nominated for the Gaudí Award for Fernando Trueba's "Chico & Rita"
Álex F. Capilla
He started working with Pelayo Gutiérrez and Ricardo Steinberg as assistant sound editor in the movies "The Others" (Alejandro Amenábar, 2001) , "Take my Eyes" (Icíar Bollaín, 2003), "Obaba" (Montxo Armendáriz, 2005) and "Volando Voy" (Miguel Albaladejo, 2006).
During the 2000's, he specialized in foley. As foley artist he has works in the movies "The Dancer and the Thief" (Fernando Trueba, 2009), "Chico & Rita" (Fernando Trueba, 2010), "The Skin I Live in" (Pedro Almodóvar, ) "Even the Rain" (Icíar Bollaín, 2010), "No Rest for the Wicked" (Enrique Urbizu, 2011) and "I'm So Excited" (Pedro Almodóvar, 2013). He also collaborated as diaglogue editor in movies such as "Biutiful" (Alejandro González Iñárritu).
In 2011 and 2012 he was nominated for the Golden Reel Awards for the movies "The Skin I live in" and "Biutiful".
Color Correction- EL COLORADO
Music mixes and big band live sound recordings
Director, sound and mastering engineer, arranger and producer for "Cezanne Producción" studio.
Since 2001, he has recorded and mastered over 120 musical productions for major companies such as Sony-BMG, Warner, Universal, Naxos, Verso and Non Profit Music, specializing in classical music, jazz, world music and acoustic pop.
He has mixed and mastered albums such as "Sinfonía de Requiem" (Xavier Montsalvatge), "La Obra Orquestal" (Ernrique Fernández Arbos, Verso), "The Album" (Gladston Galliza), "Meeting with a Friend" (Ara Malikian), "Claudia Prieto" (Orquesta Sinfónica de Málaga), "Autorretratos Vol.2" (Luis Eduardo Aute), "Parsigal" (Luis Antonio García Navarro), "José Luis Temes" (Orquesta de Córdoba), "Malecón Street" (Pitingo), "Magec Ula Salam (Pável Urkiza and Javier Rahim) and "Cabrichos nºs 1 and 5 (Leonardo Balada).
Tom Auffarth (Germany)
Recordings, Mixes and String arrangements
Sound Design Assistant - LA BOCINA S.L.
Sound design assistant for movies such as "La Cara Oculta" (Andrés Baiz, 2011), "De tu Ventana a la mía" (Paula Ortiz, 2011), "The Dead Man and Being Happy" (Javier Rebollo, 2012) and "I'm So Excited" (Pedro Almodóvar, 2013). As Foley Artist, he has worked for movies such as "Black Diamonds" (Miguel Alcantud, 2013).
Sound Mix Assistant - LA BOCINA S.L.
Sound mix assistant for movies such as "Katmandú" (Icíar Bollaín, 2011), "Grupo 7" (Alberto Rodríguez, 2012), "Blancanieves" (Pablo Berger, 2012), "The Dead Man and Being Happy" (Javier Rebollo, 2012), "Carmina o Revienta" (Paco León, 2012) and "The Artist and the Model" (Fernándo Trueba, 2012).
Ana Belén Marín
Production of the sound studio LA BOCINA SL.
Sound producer for films such as "Even the Rain" (Icíar Bollaín, 2010), "The Skin I Live In" (Pedro Almodóvar, 2011), "Grupo 7" (Alberto Rodríguez, 2012), "Carmina o Revienta" (Paco León, 2012), "The Artist and the Model" (Fernándo Trueba, 2012), "Ali" (Paco R. Baños), "I'm So Excited" (Pedro Almodóvar, 2013) and "Black Diamonds" (Miguel Alcantud, 2013).
Kéflamenka Vestuario Flamenco Creativo / Silvia Arcavin
Designer of the long-tailed flamenco dress
Additional compositions / Composer and arranger of "El Vito en el Congo"
Additional compositions / Composer of "Corrida"
Additional compositions / Composer of "Semilla del Encanto"
Additional compositions / Composer of "Plaza de los Canasteros" and "Cante Niños"
Additional compositions / Composer of "Aquella España/Ímpetu"