Here below you can find all the projects I have been involved in over the last few years, together with Gariza Films. Films, short films, documentaries… very different ways of making cinema that have taught me a lot.
After directing ‘An Autumn without Berlin’, I decided take the plunge and become a producer at the helm of Gariza Films. The first movie we worked on as co-producers was Errementari, the directorial debut of Paul Urkijo. In addition, we worked on coaching an acting group of girls and boys. It was a wonderful experience.
According to the director Paul Urkijo, this project has been important in his life: “It is a rural story, about a blacksmith such evil that even the demons of hell fear him. “It was my favourite story when I was a child and I always wanted to adapt it to a movie”. The director from Vitoria-Gasteiz has been working on the project for four years and until this time has attracted, with his short films, 85 national and international awards.
After our first experience as co-producers in Errementari we decided to go back to the pool with a story that we thought we needed to tell. So we became one of the production companies of the film, Vitoria, March 3rd. It is a film that has been supported by an entire city that we are currently producing with a lot of love.
In 1976, Franco’s death was still very recent and Vitoria was a quiet provincial capital – a city of “of priests and soldiers”. Few could imagine that year would be set the scene for dramatic events that would change the city. There are a few facts that also had an indisputable impact in the evolution of the so-called Spanish transition, especially in the Basque Country.
The tragic result is known: the murder of five workers at the hands of the police on March 3rd. It is a day that has been recorded forever in the collective memory of a city.
Maider Oleaga is a director of Basque cinema whose work I have followed for a few years. I am one of the producers of her new project. It is an honor to collaborate in such a personal and courageous project, carried out by a woman who deals with Elbira Zipitria.
In 2011 Maider moved to the second floor at number 26 on Calle Fermin Calbeton in San Sebastian, where Elbira Zipitria opened the first clandestine Basque school in the middle of the Franco dictatorship. Politician, speaker, teacher and fiery defender of the Basque language, she was as controversial as she was loved – a woman whose story is worth telling.
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