Robert Bellsolā, producer of Aiguaviva Films20/06/2011
THE PRODUCER: ROBERT BELLSOLÀ (39)
How did you become a film production professional?
Does this mean I'm already a professional? Well, I guess it happened by producing my first film Passi el que passi / Whatever Happens. I have my degree in Law and Economics, and spent three years sitting the exams to become a public prosecutor. I finally gave up law to work in audiovisuals: documentaries, video clips, and now a film. In any case, I consider myself more of a director/scriptwriter than a producer. The thing is, to make my first film, I had to produce it, and now I've got to distribute it as well.
Name a favourite film: Passi el que passi / Whatever Happens ... I can't let up on the promo!
Name a favourite director: Alfred Hitchcock
From your experience, what's the best thing about this profession?
I like writing a story, rehearsing with the actors, shooting, editing... As I say, I've had to work in production, which is what I'm doing, but what I like best is the actual filming.
Who would make up the ideal team for your ideal project: partners, artistic team?
I suppose there is no ideal team or ideal project. Nevertheless, it would be ideal to have a very, very good script and a capitalist partner with loads of money and a great desire to spend it! That would definitely be ideal.
THE PRODUCTION COMPANY: AIGUAVIVA FILMS
Founded in: 2001
Mission: For each film to allow you to make the next one, and of course, to contribute to world peace and the moral and humane development of the world population! Oh and uh... it would also be nice to make a living.
Specialty? At the moment it looks like it's comedy, but I like all the genres; I'm not closed to anything.
A hit film by your company: Passi el que passi / Whatever Happens, an indie film in the Catalan language that was shot with no public funding.
Have you co-produced any films with other countries? No, I haven't, but I believe it's essential to do so, for better funding. Maybe the next film?
What's your latest production?
If you've read this far, you know the answer....the film Passi el que passi / Whatever Happens.
What projects do you have lined up?
Whew... projects... that's the word I hate most in this audiovisual world. Everyone has projects. I've got two scripts that I've written, comedy, and we'll see if they ever become films.