About Us

OTOXO Productions is an award winning documentary production company, founded in 2008 and based in Barcelona, who make films about the human faces and unheard voices behind big social issues.

OTOXO’s documentaries are a mainstay of Spanish television, with four OTOXO productions appearing on BTV in 2015 and 2016 alone. Over the years their work has also appeared on TV3, Punt Avui TV and across the XTVL network, and their films have also picked up awards in festivals all over the world, from Beirut to Toronto, Sarajevo to Mumbai.

They have also had great success with their documentary shorts, which have won prizes from Los Angeles to Loch Ness, have been screened on TV3, and provided content for a number of Spanish and Catalan news and current affairs websites.

OTOXO Productions also run “The Into Industry Program”, which gives selected participants the opportunity to take their first professional steps in the audio­visuals industry by co-directing documentaries and documentary shorts for television and online media in collaboration with BTV and BCN Mes.

John

Director
John has been making documentaries since 2006, and whilst OTOXO has always been his main focus, he has collaborated with the likes of REC Audiovisuals, Noon Films and Andrés Bartos Amory. His work has been recognised at film festivals all over the world including the International Festival of Sarajevo, KASHISH Mumbai International Film Festival, Nevada Women’s Film Festival, Portobello Film Festival, Loch Ness Film Festival, and the GREC Festival of Barcelona.

In addition to his success as a director and screenwriter, He is also a lecturer on the subject of documentary making, particularly in his work with emerging filmmakers. As well as being a director of the INto INdustry Programme, he has worked with King’s College London, and Sheffield Doc / Fest. He is also regular panelist on News and current affairs show ‘Our Finest Hour’ on El Punt Avui TV.

John is originally from Scotland but has been living in Barcelona since 2007. He has a postgraduate degree in Social research from the University of Aberdeen and he became involved in documentary through a professional background in Journalism, Social Research and work for the Scottish Commission for Racial Equality.

Tom

Director
Tom has been working in documentary since 2007. In addition to his work with OTOXO, he has also shot for National Geographic, Padi Productions and TV3. His films have screened across the globe in festivals such as Ottowa International Shorts Festival, Ourence International Film Festival, Wiper New York Film Festival, The Riga International Tourism Film Festival, Riga, Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival, and Ozark Filmfest.

As well as the recognition he has received for his direction and camerawork, He is also a lecturer on both subjects, principally with a focus on cinematic aesthetic in social documentary and the development of director/character relationships. He’s a director and co-founder of the INto INdustry Programme and has also presented at Sheffield Doc / Fest and Aarhaus University in Denmark.

Tom is originally from England but has been here in Catalunya since 2005. Studied at the University of Nottingham and the ELISAVA, National Escola Superior de Disseny, where he specialised in Art Direction and The Moving Image