Meet the team behind Pablo's Winter.
Chico Pereira – Director
After several awarded short fiction films, Chico Pereira (born 1979 in Almaden, Spain) moves towards documentary by devising minimalist narratives inspired by real-life characters and performed by them. As part of his research for the MFA Advanced Film Practice at Edinburgh Napier University, Chico starts combining fiction and documentary film techniques. Pablo's Winter is his first feature length work and the application of his Masters research within the documentary genre. Apart from writing and directing, Chico also works as an assistant director. Chico Pereira's Opa Films focuses on the development and production of innovative shorts and feature length fiction and documentary projects. Producers of award-winning films, this small independent company is primarily interested in ideas that attempt to experiment with narrative and the boundary between genres.
Julian Schwanitz – DoP
Julian Schwanitz is a BAFTA-winning Director of Photography with ten years experience in drama and documentary across all professional formats. After recognizing his talent and love for camera work, he started his film education as a camera assistant in the German film and television industry, which gained him a place at a prestigious Cinematography school in Dortmund. He went on to study at the Screen Academy Scotland where he currently lectures undergraduate students in camera and lighting. Coming from a mining area in Germany himself, has meant that he is passionate about films that tackle working class issues.
Nick Gibbon - Editor
Having graduated from the BA film programme at Edinburgh Napier University, Nick went on to win a short drama commission from BBC Scotland in 2005, premiering at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. His abstract western Old Land was screened in competition in Rome and Copenhagen, and he has subsequently worked with contemporary dancers for Arts Council England, multi-media artists, and most recently directed and edited the film of fine artist Craig Coulthard’s Forest Pitch project, part of the London 2012 Festival.
Parallel to his own filmmaking, Nick has worked as an editor on several short and medium length fiction and documentary films, including Bridging the Gap and Digicult commissions.
Hannah Hüglin - Production Manager
Having studied literature, Hannah Hüglin soon discovered her main interest lay in narrative, and in the storytelling process. After five years working in music, festival and radio production, she eventually found her passion for documentary after working on the short María's Way which won the BAFTA New Talent Award. She went on to study producing at the Edinburgh Skillset Screen and Media Academy, during which time she teamed up with Chico Pereira to work on Pablo's Winter. She is currently also working on a feature documentary set in Scotland.
Having recently completed his collaboration on Pablo´s Winter and the soundtrack for the feature film Open Grave (Atlas Independent), Juan Navazo works in music composition for film and television and simultaneously develops various projects ranging from rock to experimental music. Multi-instrumentalist composer, his passion for music since childhood leads him to seek new sounds and textures and delve into different styles. Today he has his studio in Madrid where he is currently working in several projects. Details on his website.
Buy his Pablo's Winter track here.
Sonja Henrici and Finlay Pretsell - Executive Producers
First presented during the 2011 Edinburgh Pitch as a work in progress, Pablo's Winter received such a warm reception from attending commissioning editors and delegates that Sonja Henrici and Finlay Pretsell from Scottish Documentary Institute decided to come on board as Exec Producers to help finish the film. Between them they have produced numerous internationally award-winning films. For distribution enquiries, please email us.