OTOXO Productions is an award winning documentary production company, founded in 2008 and based in Barcelona. We create character focused, narrative driven documentaries about contemporary social issues. Through our films we hope to raise the sound of unheard voices and shed a light on unseen faces.


We make feature length, medium and short documentaries. You can find our films on RakutenTV, The Guardian, El Pais, GuideDoc, TV3, Betevé, ZOOMIN TV, HUCK Magazine and here on the OTOXO Player. Our films also feature frequently in festivals across the globe.

INto INdustry Programme

Through our unique programme we give young, creative individuals a combination of rigorous training and professional filmmaking opportunities, and help them become film industry professionals in their own right.

Meet the team



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, ReelAbilities 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.



Originally from Malvern England, Tom has lived in Barcelona since 2005. He studied Fine Arts followed by a degree in Architecture at the University of Nottingham, then Art Direction and The Moving Image in the ELISAVA Escola Superior de Disseny Barcelona.

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 Wiper New York Film Festival, Ottowa International Shorts Festival, Ourence International Film Festival, 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 directing photography in social documentary and the development of director/character relationships.

Tom is a director and co-founder of the INto INdustry Programme.



Laura studied audiovisuals at ITES Barcelona and later specialised in social documentary with the INto INdustry Programme.

She has ample experience working in production and post-production, having worked for channels such as Barça TV, Telecinco and Cuatro as well as production houses Mediapro, Mandarina Producciones and Warner Music.

Currently she works as a producer of documentary and commercial content freelance and with OTOXO Productions. Her films have been published online by newspapers such as El País and Spain in English.


Jenny is a Production Assistant with OTOXO and a recent graduate of the INto INdustry program, during which time she co-directed ‘Unbound’ – a documentary about a radical ballet company led by gender-fluid dance phenomenon Chase Johnsey.
Jenny has experience working in film festivals across the world, and previously to OTOXO she studied both journalism and documentary in different parts of South and Central America. She also gained an MA in Literature from the University of Edinburgh.
She is currently producing freelance documentary content in Barcelona alongside her work with OTOXO, and is particularly interested in social themes related to environmentalism, indigenous cultures and feminism.