Eric Boadella is a
self-taught filmmaker from Barcelona, Spain. He is an awarded music video
director who now focuses on writing and directing narrative films. Influenced
magical realism imbedded in Catalonian literature, Eric creates peculiar characters that stumble upon unforeseen adventures, connecting them in a remarkable way. His first
feature film, "Toastmaster",
narrates Uncle Kapriel’s obsession to pass on his long-lost family tradition to
filmmaking, Eric’s greater passion was his indie-rock band, The Moon Men, a
seven-year stint that ultimately connected Eric to the Barcelona indie-rock
scene. It was also an opportunity to direct the music videos of the band,
merging his both passions: music and film. In 2007 Eric Boadella moved to
California to broaden his horizons and confirm his skills as a director with
his eye-catching music video, “Serge Le Bonobo”. Since then, Eric
directed music videos for renowned artists and his recent music video, “The
Bags”, was ranked 2nd Best Spanish Music Video for Waaau.tv and won Best
Music Video at the 2011 Landlocked Film Festival. For this
2013, with “Toastmaster” completed, he is already finishing the script for his
second feature film.
Hermes Marco brings both a
passion for film and a superb technical knowledge, as well as the understanding
of being a 'team player' behind the camera. He is a director-oriented
cinematographer who feels that camera work should serve the story, not the
other way around. An alumni of the renowned ESCAC (Escola Superior de Cine y
Audiovisuales de Catalunya), Hermes has studied with many visual masters and has
worked both as a director and cinematographer. Despite his youth, he has
already won many awards for cinematography, both in Spain and internationally, including
'La Fila' of Valladolid, Spain, the FAD award-Barcelona and the cinematography
award on the '4th Vila de Noia Film Festival.'
Hermes has a wide-ranging
multicultural background, speaks five languages and has shot on location all
over the world, including Spain, Singapore, Argentina, Tel Aviv, Thailand,
Chile, Cambodia, Morocco, Malasia and New York. In addition, he has traveled
extensively to feed his curiosity about other peoples and places.
MARTIN YERNAZIAN Producer
Martín was born in Argentina in 1982. From a very early age he played with photography and writing. At 12, during a trip to Los Angeles, he saw the Hollywood Sign for the first time and realize that he was going to pursue a career as a film director. Since then Yernazian has not stopped. In 2004 he began working with musician extraordinary Michael Masley on "Art Officially Favored", the epic doc about Masley's sonic adventures and day to day struggles as street musician. Yernazian leads Atorrante Films, a production company with the desire to make a different kind of memorable, not by the numbers projects. "Toastmaster" fit right in. Martin and his team of talented crazies are delighted to have been a major part of its development and production.
FRANCESC SITGES-SARDÀ Film and Sound Editor / Post-production coordinator
is a film & sound editor from
Barcelona, Spain, with great experience in all kind of image editing, both
creative and technically. Music is totally part of his studies and background.
Right now he's focused on features films and documentaries (The Plan Film). He's also edited many commercials for the main brands from all over the
world. He's won two prizes to the best editing for his first shortfilm,
"El Siguiente". The last one he edited (2009), "Pablo
has won more than 25 prizes all over Europe. "Desierto Sur
Garry, Chile), he's first feature, has also several prizes like in
Manheim-Hiedelberg Festival, Shangai international Film Festival or Los Angeles
Latino International Film Festival.
During 2012/13 he's edited "Cantuckee" (Kimberly
Levin, NY) , in the final audio postproduction steps, and "Toastmaster"
(Eric Boadella, L.A.) - also sound designed- which is finished and ready to
really enjoy.He's recently moved to Brooklyn, NY and keeps freelancing in
London, Madrid, Málaga, Stockholm, Kiev and more recently New York and L.A.