Juan Gamero


Public bio

Director, scriptwriter and coproducer of "4 Km" and "Hop!" (shortfilms, official selection Festivals of Berlin 82 and San Sebastian 83, and also cameraman of “Liza R.D.” (video-art, 2º prize Up&Down, Barcelona 84). Director of “Prisma”, a series for TVE (1991, 26x30min.), a personal proposal with a purely visual style: the observation of people's life and nature in different parts of the world. Some of the works: "Turkana", "The beach", "Galapagos, the Darwin's journey", "A-Tila", "Barcelona 1800-1900", "Is land", "Ol Doinyo Lengai", "Tourist", "Costa Brava", "Ireland, stone in time", "Train to the tropic" or "Otavalo-Barcelona". Selected for INPUT 1990 and Prix Futura Berlin 1991 and exhibited at Centre Pompidou (Paris). Director and screenwriter of the final film of the Barcelona’92 Olimpic Games during the closing ceremony. He directed 300 short fiction stories for “Pinnic” (children TVE program, Ondas Intern.1993, bronze New York Fest.1994). In 1995 he takes part of the actors and directors group Alpacine. He is director, screenwriter, editor and cinematographer of the short film “Tobacco&rhum”. Author of the documentaries “Living the utopia” (1997, 94 min., anarchists remembering their revolution during the spanish civil war. Arte-TVE), “Carme Riera, landscapes for happiness” (2001, 50’, super16mm, TVE) and the awarded “Babel 2015” (DTV-Natura, 2000). With his company, Paradocs, he has been producer, director, screenwriter, cinematographer and editor of documentaries filmed in Bali, Ecuador, Barcelona and Mali. Director, co-screenwriter, cinematographer and editor of “Searching for the first european” (50', Turkana films, Roma Docscient 2011, best documentary on science and gold medal World Media Festival, Hamburg 2012). In 2011 his works were exhibited at the Arts Sta. Mónica Museum in Barcelona. Since 1997 he is member of the EDN (European documentary network).