In UK Cinemas from 26th October!
After several award-winning short fiction films, Chico Pereira (born 1979 in Almaden, Spain) moved 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 started combining fiction and documentary film techniques. PABLO’S WINTER was his graduation film and his first feature length work. It won awards at DOK Leipzig, IDFA and Full Frame, and opened the 2013 MoMA Documentary Fortnight in NYC. A short doc POLARIS, about Filipino fishermen on Scottish boats, followed. Chico is funded by a prestigious scholarship granted by “La Caixa” to undertake a PhD in Social Anthropology and Ethnographic Film in Santa Cruz, USA. DONKEYOTE is his sophomore film to his widely admired debut. Chico Pereira - Filmography (as director): DONKEYOTE (2017) feature documentary; PABLO’S WINTER (2012) feature documentary; POLARIS (2012) short; DISCO (2011) short; THE WAY TO MACONDO (2009) short; 6:05 PM (2008)
Ingmar Trost graduated with a BA in Film Studies and Spanish & Latin American Studies and received his MA in Documentary Directing at Goldsmiths College in London. He is a member of the European Film Academy and an alumni of EAVE, Documentary Campus and EURODOC. Ingmar was Germany’s Producer on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival 2015.
Sonja joined Scottish Documentary Institute in 2004 at its inception and has developed SDI ever since, becoming co-exec producer of Bridging the Gap and many award-winning short documentaries, running the Interdoc programme, producing feature documentaries and investigating new business models and outreach campaigns through our Virtuous Circle initiative (2011-14). She is co-founder of SDI Productions (2007) with Noe Mendelle. She has written fiction (REWIND, 2009) and started her career in the administration of Edinburgh International Film Festival 1999-2003, where she was permanent member of staff for three years.