LASTOR MEDIA was founded in 2008. Headed by partners Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno and Danielle Schleif, Lastor looks to jumpstart quality film projects of artistic value that don’t turn their back on the audience and to open the door to young creative talent to work hand-in-hand with us.
Over the past seven years, we have produced and released six feature documentaries and one narrative feature (see list below). This fall, we are premiering our first made-for-TV movie 13 Days in October by Carlos Marques-Marcet, as well as the feature film Agata’s Friends by up-and-coming directors Laura Rius, Laia Alabart, Marta Verheyen and Alba Cros. We are currently in development on the second feature from Carlos Marques-Marcet after 2014’s highly successful 10.000 KM, on Lluís Galter’s feature documentary La Sustancia, the comedy Hasta Luego, Lucas by Marcel Barrena and the made-for-TV documentary Priorat: The Magnificent Five by David Fernández de Castro.
- The Substance (2016) Lluís Galter. Documentary feature. Co-production with Mallerich Films, CCMA, Paco Poch Cinema, Alina Film. selected at Sevilla Festival of European Cinema and Festival de Cinema Independent of Barcelona.
- Priorat (2016) by David Fernández de Castro. Documentary for television. Co-produced with UN CAPRICHO DE PRODUCCIONES and TV3. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at IX Premis Gaudí.
- One Eyed King (2016), by Marc Crehuet. Narrative feature. Co-produced with MOIRÉ FILMS, EL TERRAT and TV3. Official Selection at Malaga Film Festival. Obtained 8 nominations at the IX Premis Gaudí. The screenplay recieved an honorific mention at the Miami Film Festival.
- 13 days of October (2015) by Carlos Marqués-Marcet. Narrative feature co-produced with BATABAT and TV3. TV3 primetime.
- Les Amigues de l'Àgata (2015) by Laia Alabart, Alba Cros, Laura Rius and Marta Verheyen. Narrative feature. ABYCINE Indie Award at the International Film Festival of Albacete and Audience Award at the D’A International Festival of Cinema d' Autor de Barcelona.
- 10.000 KM (2014) by Carlos Marqués-Marcet. Narrative feature co-produced with LA Panda Productions LLC, with the participation of TVE, TVC and Canal +. Goya Award winner for Best Directing Debut, 5 Gaudi Award wins (Catalan regional film academy, for Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Male Lead, Best Female Lead), nominated for Best Debut Film at the European Film Awards. Sold and theatrically released by Visit Films in 15 territories, including the US. International festival premiere at SXSW (winner for Best Acting Duo) and domestical festival premiere at Festival de Malaga (winner for Best Film, Best Direction, Best Female Lead, Best Debut Screenplay and Critic’s Prize).
- 69/78 Prescrit (2011) by various directors. Made-for-TV documentary. Coproduced with the Catalan government’s El Memorial Democràtic, with the participation of TVC.
- Ajoblanco: A Chronicle in Red and Black (2015) by David Fernández de Castro. Made-for-TV documentary. Coproduced with TVE, with the participation of TVC. International festival premiere at Festival de Malaga, later participating at DocsBarcelona, Documenta Madrid and at Cinespaña Toulouse, amongst others.
- Bajari: Gypsy Barcelona (2013) by Eva Vila. Theatrical documentary. Coproduced with TVC, TVE and the Master for Creative Documentary Program at Pompeu Fabra University. International festival premiere at IDFA 2013 in Official Selection and a successful international festival run at Montreal, Yamagata and Malaga amongst others. Sold in 10 territories by Wide House.
- Benvingut amb els Teus (Welcome to Your Family, 2009), by Diego Ortuño. Made-for-TV documentary. Coproduced with Domino Digital (Ecuador), with the participation of TVC.
- Entre el Cielo y la Tierra, la Guerra de los Aiguamolls (Between the Earth and the Sky: The Battle for the Wetlands, 2013) by Roman Parrado, David Fernández de Castro and Tono Folguera. Made-for-TV documentary. Coproduced with TVC. Festival run at Festival de Medi Ambient de Catalunya, MEMORIMAGE, DocsBarcelona, the Mostra Cinema de Muntanya dels Pirineus, amongst many others.
- Serrat y Sabina, el símbolo y el cuate (Serrat and Sabina: Two for the Road, 2014) by Francesc Relea. Theatrical documentary. Coproduced with WhatsUp Doc and TVE, with the participation of TVC and Canal +. International festival premiere at San Sebastian, followed by Guadalajara, amongst others. Sold throughout Latin America by Latido Films.
Lastor has also produced documentary and fiction shorts, including:
- El Adiós (narrative short, 2015) by Clara Roquet. International festival premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, sold to HBO (US).
- The Yellow Ribbon (narrative short, 2011) by Carlos Marques-Marcet. Produced with the support of UCLA, winner of the John Frankenheimer Award and 15 festival prizes. Spanish premiere at the Festival de Malaga 2012.
- Donde nunca pasa nada (Where Nothing Ever Happens, documentary short, 2012) by Maialen Sarasua. International festival premiere at the Human Rights Festival of San Sebastian, followed by Zinebi Bilbao.
- Pan, Trabajo y Libertad (Bread, Work and Freedom, documentary short, 2012) by Pilar Monsell. International festival premiere in official competition at DocsLisboa 2012.
LASTOR MEDIA IS
Member of both the Spanish and Catalan Film Academies and president of the documentary producers' guild Pro-docs, Folguera is a seasoned producer of over 30 documentary titles. He has overseen such projects as the Oscar-nominated and Peaboy/Emmy winner Balseros; fiction feature Vida y Color, winner at both the Goyas and the Miami International Film Festival; the animated feature Wrinkles, official selection at San Sebastián and on this year's Oscar short list; and Bicycle Spoon Apple, festival favorite at San Sebastian and winner of a Goya and a Gaudí.
Danielle Schleif began her career on productions for The Disney Channel, PBS and the Jim Henson Company. In her years in development at HBO, she associate produced various award-winning films like Balseros, Twist of Faith and Spellbound. She has executive produced several non-fiction projects such as the this year’s La Fin du Monde (Cinereach/BritDoc/TV3/TVE). Her most recent project within her multi-faceted work in writing and adapting feature film projects for the international market is the adaptation of Claudia Llosa’s upcoming feature Cry/Fly, starring Jennifer Connelly and Cillian Murphy.
An up-and-coming producer, Moreno has spearheaded such projects as the feature-length fiction Caracremada, which kicked off its over 30-festival career in official selection at the Venice International Film Festival, and the documentary 1975 Prescit. Moreno is also an associate professor at the Universitat de Pompeu Fabra where he received his MFA in Creative Documentary.