For several years now, Weird Market's objective has been to bring Spanish and Portuguese producers closer together in order to generate joint projects. Currently there are
For several years now, Weird Market’s objective has been to bring Spanish and Portuguese producers closer together in order to generate joint projects. Currently there are several projects in which this cross-border collaboration is evident. Among these productions we find the short films “Kafka’s Doll” and “The Monkey”, the series “El diario de Alicia” and the feature films “They Shot the Piano Player” and “Los demonios de mi abuelo”. Some of these producers will attend and will show us the latest news about their projects as well as tell us about the characteristics and complexities of the co-production process.
Producer & Director. SARDINHA EM LATA
He began his career in animation filmmaking in 2001 as a 3D generalist. In 2005 he joined Lampada Acesa where he worked on projects such as the short film “Candido”, in 2007 he was part of the team that formed Sardinha em Lata where he performed various functions from pre-production, to post-production, through animation, in projects such as the short film “My Life in Your Hands” or the series “Ema e Gui”. Between 2011 and 2015 he worked in advertising, animating and directing. And in 2015 he returned to Sardinha em Lata to help develop and expand the studio’s production capacity in long-term projects.
Roger Torras graduated from ESCAC and took the “Master in Audiovisual Business Management” at IE. In his early professional career he worked in production teams of several production companies including Filmax and Oberon. After this period he was a producer of advertising spots in the national and international market. In 2004 he participated in the spot “Crossroads” for BMW, winner of the Grand Prix at the advertising festival El Sol de San Sebastián. In 2008 he was an audiovisual producer in the film and advertising department of Eddie Saeta where he participated in the feature films “La Mosquitera” by Agustí Vila and “Ait” by José María de Orbe. With the production company Escándalo Films he produced the second and third season of the animated series for adults “Arrós Covat”. A series created by illustrator Juanjo Saez and which won the 2010 Ondas Award for best television program on an autonomous channel. In 2018 he also produced “Heavies Tendres”, the second animated series for adults by Juanjo Saez. In early 2010 he creates WKND to develop his own projects. His first production is the fiction feature film “El Club de los Buenos Infieles” of which Netflix acquires its worldwide rights. He is also involved in the Belgian production of the children’s animated series “Elvis & Benny”. At the moment, and together with Juanjo Sáez, he is producing for TV3 what will be his third series titled “Roni”, the Chilean animated series “Petit” for TVE and TV3 and the short film “Kafka’s Doll”, Portuguese coproduction with Animanostra .
Producer, Director & Screenwriter. SYGNATIA
He studied Economics at the Universidade da Coruña and began studying Art History at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, he also specialized in direction and production at the Escola de Imaxe e Son de A Coruña. He has produced dozens of short films, documentaries and feature films. He started in the mid-nineties with works supported by the Universidade da Coruña, where he coordinated its Film Club, editor of the quarterly magazine “Waco”, of which he was editor-in-chief.
In 2001 he founded the production company Lorelei Producciones with Álex Castro and Borja Pena, created and directed the production department at Ignacio Benedeti Cinema.
He is co-author of the book “Amando de Ossorio, un galego fantástico” (1999) together with Ignacio Benedeti and Rafael Calvo.
In 2006, he established the first distribution company in “Gallaecia Cinema”, a subsidiary of IB Cinema, which produces and distributes more than 200,000 DVDs of Galician productions in Galician.
In 2009 he produced the feature film “Estigmas” by Adán Aliaga, winner of the Pilar Miró award for best new director at the International Film Week of Valladolid SEMINCI.
In 2010 he made his first work in feature film directing with “Linko” premiered in 2012 in the official section of the Malaga Festival. His productions “Minotauromaquia” and “La Casa de mi Abuela” were nominated for the European Film Academy (EFA) awards, and accumulated more than four hundred national and international awards, and three Goya Award nominations for Best Animated Short Film.
In 2018, he premiered in theaters as executive producer of the feature film “Tiempo Después” by José Luis Cuerda and as associate producer participates in the first series of Amazon Prime and Antena 3 Estudios “Pequeñas Coincidencias” by Javier Veiga.
In 2021 he co-directed with Lorenzo Degl’Innocenti the short film “The Monkey”, in which he also participated as producer with Lightbox Animation (Spain) and Sardinha em Lata (Portugal).
(Friday) 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
La Cárcel_Segovia Centro de Creación. Julio Michel Room.
Avenida Juan Carlos I s/n. Segovia