La Terraza Films is an independent production company founded by three partners with extensive experience in the national film sector: Cristóbal García, Edmon Roch and Javier Ugarte. They are responsible of some of the most successful Spanish productions of all time: “El Niño”, “Tadeo Jones”, “The impossible”, “Celda 211”, “Spanish affair” and “Capture the flag” to name just a few. La Terraza Films was created with the aim of creating quality cinema and audiovisual content, seeking out new creative talent and contributing to the enrichment and development of the Spanish audiovisual sector beyond its borders.
During this time they have produced “The Roads Not Taken” (2020) directed by Sally Potter and starring Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Laura Linney and Salma Hayek which premiered in the Official Section of the Berlin Film Festival; “Adú” (2020) directed by Salvador Calvo, which won 4 Goya Awards and became the one of the biggest box office hit of the year with over 1 million viewers, starring Luis Tosar, Anna Castillo and Álvaro Cervantes; “Staff Only (El viaje de Marta)” (2019) directed by Neus Ballús and premiered in the Panorama Section internationally and nationally in the Official Section of the Malaga Film Festival; “Just before Christ” (2019), a two-season television series for Movistar+ directed by Pepón Montero, Borja Cobeaga and Nacho Vigalondo; “Taxi to Treasure Rock” (2019) directed by Alejo Flah, the opening film of the Malaga Film Festival; “Yucatan” (2018), directed by Daniel Monzón, which was No. 1 at the box office on its premiere and starred Luis Tosar, Rodrigo de la Serna and Joan Pera.
Recently, the company released the films “Outlaws”, directed by Daniel Monzón, which won 5 Goya Awards, and “Malnazidos”, by Javier Ruiz Caldera and Alberto de Toro. In the forthcoming months the movie “La Casa entre los Cactus”, directed by Carlota González-Adrio will premiere. At present, the company is working in the postproduction of “A Man of Action”, directed by Javier Ruiz Caldera.
Format: Feature film
Director: Daniel Monzón
Screenplay: Jorge Guerricaechevarría and Daniel Monzón
Cast: Marcos Ruiz, Begoña Vargas and Chechu Salgado.
Summer 1978. Ignacio Cañas is a 17-year-old introvert, and somewhat of a misfit student who lives in Girona. When he meets Zarco and Tere, two young criminals from the city's Chinatown, he finds himself immersed in an unstoppable career of theft and robbery. It is the story in which Nacho grows older, crossing the line between good and evil, between justice and injustice.
Closing film of San Sebastian International Film Festival in 2021
Winner of 5 Goya Awards.
#1 in Netflix viewings ranking.
THE ROADS NOT TAKEN 2020
Format: Feature film
Director: Sally Potter
Screenplay: Sally Potter
Cast: Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Laura Linney, Salma Hayek
All his life, Yves dedicated himself to poetry, carrying his suitcase to any couch that would welcome him. When he storms into Dyane’s life, a graphic designer who falls for his charms, her son Marc immediately disapproves of this eccentric stranger in his mother’s bed. But the studious teenager soon finds Yves’ rebel ways contagious and begins to explore his own artistic side. Meanwhile, the poet feels increasingly trapped in his new life and decides to sabotage everything in a great outburst. Now alone at the end of the world, he realizes his words no longer mean anything. Freely inspired by the life and work of Quebec poet Yves Boisvert (1950-2012), À tous ceux qui ne me lisent pas (For Those Who Don’t Read Me) tells the story of a man’s quest for the absolute, fighting not to end up forgotten between two cookbooks.
Berlin International Film Festival: Golden Berlin Bear, Best Films (Nominee)
Format: Feature film
Genre: Drama, Immigration
Director: Salvador Calvo
Screenplay: Alejandro Hernández
Cast: Luis Tosar, Anna Cervantes, Álvaro Cervantes, Jesús Carroza, Miquel Fernández, Moustapha Oumarou, Zayiddiya Dissou
In a desperate attempt to reach Europe and crouching in front of a landing runway in Cameroon, a six-year-old child and his older sister are waiting to sneak into an aircraft hold. Not far away from them, an environmental activist witnesses the terrible scene of a dead elephant, with no tusks. He does not only have to fight against poaching, but will also have to face issues with his daughter, who has recently arrived from Spain. Meanwhile, thousands of kilometres to the north, in Melilla, a group of civil guards is preparing to face the furious mob of Sub-Saharans starting the onslaught on the fence. These are three intertwined stories revolving around a central theme, where the main characters are unaware that their fate inevitably leads their paths to cross, and that their lives will never be the same again.
STAFF ONLY 2019
Format: Feature Film
Director: Neus Ballús
Screenplay: Neus Ballús
Cast: Sergi López, Elena Andrada, Ian Samsó
There is nothing a rebellious teenager wants less than to be trapped on holiday with the family, but that’s exactly what happens to Marta (17) when her father takes her and her little brother to Senegal for Christmas. Looking to stir things up, Marta sets her sights on Khouma, a cameraman who films outings for tourists. Her relationship with her father was already strained, and now her interest in this young Senegalese man pushes it over the edge.
But what starts as a way to upset her father turns to true fascination. Through Khouma’s videos Marta discovers the inner workings of the exotic holiday business, but more importantly, a window onto understanding the world she lives in.
Berlin International Film Festival- Panorama / San Sebastián International Film Festival - Made In Spain
Málaga Film Festival - Competition - Best Film (Nominee) / London Film Festival (Bfi) - Debate
Seminci (Valladolid, Spain) - Spanish Cinema