Narrative and stories rule our lives.
A modern-day studio (creative production + content company)
that helps you tell your own story through film, television, branded content, music & commercials.
Let’s work together to find your inner narrative.
(Founder & Head of Development / @___franklucas___)
Frank Lucas is a director and screenwriter born in Barcelona. In 2017, after his time at ESCAC and his beginnings in the world of advertising, he co-founded Japonica Films where he takes the fun part, developing and supervising the projects.
He has directed RUINA and other works such as Alegría de Vivir, N03M1 or Bum-Bum have been critically acclaimed by specialized media and festivals.
(Founder & Executive Producer / @_gerardrodriguez_)
Gerard Rodríguez is the Executive Producer. He also studied at ESCAC and worked at Zentropa Barcelona and Buffalo 8 Productions in Los Angeles before co-founding Japonica. He is the serious part of Japonica, dealing with excels and other boring stuff.
He has a Master's Degree in Film Marketing (2018), is a Rotterdam Lab Alumni (2019) and has been featured in Variety as Producer on the Rise.
(Production Coordinator / @laurafernandezho)
Graduate in Social and Cultural Anthropology (University of Barcelona) and with a degree in Filmic Studies (Pompeu Fabra), Laura takes care of the office’s everyday life and plays the good cop on set when Gerard wants to cut expenses.
Now seriously, she’s our production coordinator. Also, any bad joke on our instagram it’s her fault.
Here you can see some of our recognitions
Goya AwardsCandidature/Best Shortfilm 2020
Candidature/Best Shortfilm 2021
Gaudi AwardsNomination Best Documentary Feature 2021
Berlanga AwardsBest Documentary Feature 2021
Best Art Direction 2021
Best Sound 2021
BerlinaleGeneration Selection 2021
SXSWWorld Premiere 2020
Málaga Film FestivalOfficial Selection 2020
Official Selection 2022
Raindance International Film FestivalOfficial Selection 2020
Bucheon International Fantastic Film FestivalInternational Selection 2022
Beijing International Film FestivalOfficial Selection 2021
Chicago International Film Festival2nd Prize Best Short Film 2019
Toyama International Film FestivalBest Drama 2019
IN-EDITOfficial Selection 2020
MECALOfficial Selection 2022
SEMINCIOfficial Selection 2019
Macau International Film FestivalOfficial Selection 2020
Sarajevo Film FestivalOfficial Selection 2019
Bogotá Short Film FestivalOfficial Selection 2019
VimeoStaff Pick 2021
Berlin CommercialShort List – Official Selection 2022 (Best Idea)
1.4Official Selection (Best Music Video)
Medina Del CampoGrand Jury Award 2020 (Best Music Video)
Rockdelux3rd Best Music Video of the Year 2020
2nd Best Music Video of the Year 2021