BALIKA

Title: Balika
Director: Lander Ibarretxe, Aitor Sanchez Smith
Genre: Documentary
Running time: 78 min
Status: In Progress

Synopsis

Balika is the surname given to children abandoned by unidentified families. Balika tells the story of Dipendra and Susmita, two teenagers who live in an orphanage in Kathmandu. Like all their friends, they were abandoned by their families. As the film unfolds, we see how they are compelled to take decisions for which they are unprepared. Susmita will reject her family and Dipendra will travel back to the past in search of answers.

KM ZERO

DIRECTION: Aitor Sánchez Smith
GENRE: Documentary-Advertisement
Running time: 4 MIN

SYNOPSIS

Now more than ever, consuming local products is both good and also very necessary, not only because of the health benefits it brings to us as individuals, but especially for the health of our society. Local-product consumption creates new jobs, blocks rural depopulation, enriches our ecosystems, promotes the exchange of knowledge and even helps to preserve our culture.

Bilbao Mugimendu Etengabea

Title: Bilbao Mugimendu Etengabea
Director: Lander Ibarretxe
Genre: Documentary
Running time: 3 min
Status: In Progress

Synopsis

Bilbao Mugimendu Etengabea (Bilbao constant movement) is a symphonic documentary that finds itself in the ceaseless evolution of Bilbao, it looks at the present and peers towards the futures that lie ahead. The camera wanders through the city’s landscapes, accompanying real people with whom we discover the use of various spaces beyond their original design.

The voice of rural youth

DIRECTION: Aitor Sánchez Smith
GENRE: Documentary
Running time: 33 MIN

SYNOPSIS

The experiences of six young people bring us closer to the rural life of Cantabria, in terms of entrepreneurship, gender equality, the development of infrastructures and services, culture and sustainability.

Matos, echoes of Cuba

DIRECTION: Aitor Sánchez Smith
GENRE: Documentary
Running time: 26.30 MIN

SYNOPSIS

Rafael Matos de la Cruz, also known as Matos by his friends and neighbours, lives a humble life making enough money to survive by fixing broken umbrellas and old sewing machines. But Matos especially survives through his singing and at the age of eighty-four, his voice is still his faithful companion.

3000km

Title: 3000km
Director: Aitor Sanchez Smith
Genre: Commercial
Running time: 3,15 min
Status: Finished

Synopsis

3000km is a company in Alicante (Spain) that offers group tours to destinations off the beaten track and supports sustainable tourism and cooperation with local communities by promoting local trade and transport, cultural exchange and respect.

This audio-visual project is aimed at transmitting these values and demonstrating that nothing compares to the authenticity and colour of this method of travelling.

Searching

Title: Searching / Nordakas
Director: Aitor Sánchez Smith
Genre: Videoclip
Running time: 5,20 min
Status: Finished

Synopsis

‘‘Searching for the way’’ is a project with roots in Barcelona (where our company
In response to the recent worldwide refugee crisis and the failure of most European countries to take humanitarian action, Nordakas wrote the song “Searching for the way”. This is a very special project, honoured by contributions from various artists and people of diverse religions and origins, as well as actual refugees now living in Germany.

A.k.a. Charlies David

DIRECTION: Aitor Sánchez Smith, Walter Manrique Cervantes, Gabriela Delgado.
Running time: 12.50 min

Synopsis

Carlos is a bicycle taxi driver during the day. When the sun sets he goes back home and dedicates himself to his passion in life: the cinema. Within the walls of his very humble dwelling, Carlos spends his afternoons and evenings submerged in films, poems and film scripts written in his own hand and signed with the the same signature: ‘’Charlies David’’. He is the artist who, with the passing of time and the hard experiences of life, has become a recluse in his own hideout.

REGINA

Title: Regina
Director: Lander Ibarretxe
Genre: Fiction
Running time: 18 min
Status: In Progress

Synopsis

Regina is a teenager who is forced to live in a convent with a group of nuns under the strict rules surrounding this way of life. Carmen feels unhappy, she doesn’t understand why she has been secluded from her father and can’t stop thinking about the happy life they had together. However, the nuns can’t believe how Carmen can still love a person who has caused her so much harm.

Belako – Render me numb

Title: Render me numb
Director: Lander Ibarretxe
Genre: Videoclip
Running time: 4,12 min
Status: Finished

Synopsis

Render Me Numb is a project which is created to generate debate around the consumption of violence broadcasted on TV. The videoclip encourages us to reflect upon everyday situations such as eating or watching TV. We used a dinning-room to highlight the invisible and normalized nature of violence in our society.

Maskenfreheit

Title: Maskenfreheit
Director: Lander Ibarretxe
Genre: Videoclip
Running time: 4,08 min
Status: Finished

On my way

DIRECTION: Aitor Sánchez Smith
GENRE: Videoclip
Running time: 3.41 MIN

SYNOPSIS

“On my way” is the constant move towards happiness, utopia, home.
It begins in the mountains and forests; the river of life gets bigger and bigger until it reaches the immense sea: the origin and finishing line of the journey.

 

Our mission is to provoke reflection and change by making visible those projects which defend international cooperation, multiculturalism, environmental sustainability and respect for human rights.

Our production company is based in Bilbao and Cantabria and specialises in feature-length and short documentaries for the international cinema circuit. We also produce publicity spots and videoclips. We have filmed in different countries such as Germany, Nepal, India or Morocco.

Our work has gained recognition in film festivals such as Malaga Film Festival or Zinebi, MTV, SolMuscia and Premios Min.

Contact us:

Aitor Sanchez Smith
aitor.veredastudio@gmail.com
+34 660 96 50 87