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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.




FRANK LUCAS
(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.

GERARD RODRÍGUEZ
(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.

LAURA FERNÁNDEZ-HORMIGO
(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.




Some recognitions



FICTION


Goya Awards
Candidature/Best Shortfilm 2020
Candidature/Best Shortfilm  2021

Gaudi Awards
Nomination Best Documentary Feature 2021

Berlanga Awards
Best Documentary Feature 2021
Best Art Direction 2021
Best Sound 2021

Berlinale
Generation Selection 2021

SXSW
World Premiere 2020

Málaga Film Festival
Official Selection 2020
Official Selection 2022

Raindance International Film Festival
Official Selection 2020

BAFICI
Pasiones 2021

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
International Selection 2022

Beijing International Film Festival
Official Selection 2021

Chicago International Film Festival
2nd Prize Best Short Film 2019

Toyama International Film Festival
Best Drama 2019

IN-EDIT
Official Selection 2020

MECAL
Official Selection 2022

SEMINCI
Official Selection 2019

Macau International Film Festival
Official Selection 2020

Sarajevo Film Festival
Official Selection 2019

Bogotá Short Film Festival
Official Selection 2019



COMMISSIONED

Vimeo
Staff Pick 2021

Berlin Commercial
Short List – Official Selection 2022 (Best Idea)

Medina Del Campo
Grand Jury Award 2020 (Best Music Video)

Caóstica
Special Mention

Rockdelux
3rd Best Music Video of the Year 2020
2nd Best Music Video of the Year 2021

Director’s Notes
Featured





FIND US HERE:

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 133
08014, Barcelona


CONTACT US HERE:

hola@japonicafilms.com

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