Multidisciplinary creative platform and production house based in Barcelona with international projection aiming to enrich and produce creative and innovative stories that give meaning and direction to our time. We have produced La Mami (2019), the second feature length documentary of awarded filmmaker Laura Herrero Garvin (co-produced with Laura Imperiale Cacerola Films in Mexico), and the collaborative short film Winter by Pau Pericas. Gadea's upcoming projects are Oh Dear Sara, Patricia Franquesa’s debut documentary portraying the deconstruction of the preconceived character of Sara Bahai, the first female taxi driver in Afghanistan (Cultiva Artist Fund Norway, ICEC-Catalan Institute of Cultural Enterprises), On Earth As In Heaven feature length documentary by Pau Pericas about the Caputxins monks community in Barcelona, La Union feature length fiction by Cordelia Alegre, co-produced with Colombian producer Jaime Guerrero Naudin. We are currently developing Ole Mi Coño, the story of author Franquesa being victim of, what it’s called now, ransomware. A mafia of hackers kidnapped all the information from her personal computer and started blackmailing her with her own data. The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data, and we want to explore it with multidisciplinary storytelling and creative collaboration.
Patricia FranquesaDirector, Producer.Degree in Audiovisual Communication at Ramon Llull University.With an MA in Creative Documentary from Pompeu Fabra University.I have lived in London and in Tel Aviv.I quite enjoy creating new ways of narrating, thinking and feeling.From 2012 I have been part of the production team of the Heymann Brothers Films in Israel.I was involved in the development, production and distribution on projects such as Mr. Gaga (2015 - ARTE, AVRO, SVT), Before the Revolution (2013 - ITVS), Life in Stills (2011 - Israeli Oscar winner), and Who's Gonna Love Me Now? (2016 - Berlinale , Panorama Audience Award for Best Documentary), among others. In 2013 I met Peabody Award-winning and Emmy® nominated filmmaker Hilla Medalia.I became the production manager of Medalia Productions, where I post-produced the documentary Censored Voices (BBC, ARTE), premiered at Sundance 2015 and Berlinale 2015, and produced Muhi - Generally Temporary (2016 - IDFA).
After all these years of learning, in 2016 we founded along with the Catalan producer Laia Zanon, a new platform for audiovisual and multidisciplinary creation. Gadea have produced the collaborative documentary S'HIVERN, directed by Pau Pericas. This November 2019, Gadea together with Cacerola Films in Mexico, will world premiere at IDFA Feature Length Competition LA MAMI, documentary feature film directed by award-winning director Laura Herrero Garvín - with the support of IMCINE (Instituto de Cinematografía Mexicana), FOPROCINE and the Ibermedia Program. I was selected at the industry program Match Me! of Locarno Film Festival 2019 with the support of ICAA, as emerging talent in the field of Spanish cinema, have been mentioned in Variety as “part of the rising swell of young female filmmakers now energizing Spanish cinema at big ".
Laia ZanonZanon started her carrer working as a Production Manager and Exec Producer Assistant with the Director and Artist Claudio Zulian (Ciutat de Barcelona & Catalonia Culture National awards among others). Among her main works with Zulian we find feature length documentaries such as Fortuny And The Magic Lantern (2012, TVE, Disseny Hub Barcelona), the international coproduction Sin Miedo (2015, Arte France, Monstruo Films Mexico, Ibermedia), the historic feature length fiction Born (2014, TVE, TVC) awardad Best International Motion Picture at the World International Film Festival of Toronto, and the experimental art film Power No Power (2013, commissioned by the Paris Jeu The Paume).
She started her carrer as an independent Producer and in 2015 produced with Albert Saguer the TV documentary Paco Candel, The Other Catalan, about the writer and activist who left a mark in the Spain with his literary work around immigration.
Zanon founded Gadea Films with Patricia Franquesa, where they coproduced La Mami (2019), the second feature length documentary of Laura Herrero Garvin (Laura Imperiale Cacerola Films in Mexico & Ibermedia), the short film Winter by Pau Pericas. Upcoming projects in development are the feature length documentary On Earth As In Heaven by Pau Pericas about the Caputxins monks community in Barcelona, the short film Mestral by Cordelia Alegre, “Oh Dear Sara”, Patricia Franquesa’s debut documentary portraying the deconstruction of the preconceived character of Sara Bahai, the first female taxi driver in Afghanistan.
She also collaborates with the experiential design innovation agency Wildbytes, in which she has Produced large scale projects with interactive technologies such as VR, AR, AI at an international level for brands like Orange, SEAT, New Balance, Tom Ford Beauty, Sephora, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna and Guerlain among many others. She is also speaker at conferences on this subject.