About Us

OTOXO Productions is an award winning documentary production company, founded in 2008 and based in Barcelona. We make films about the human faces and unheard voices behind big social issues, and the pioneering and innovative people that are shaping social change.  Through our work we want to challenge social injustice, and support people and groups fighting for a more inclusive, progressive, and hopeful world.

 

OTOXO’s documentaries have featured regularly across TV and the media both in Spain and internationally, on channels and platforms such as The Guardian, El Pais, GuideDoc, TV3, Zoomin.TV and BTV, and BCN Mes. The films have also picked up awards in festivals all over the world, from Beirut to Toronto, Sarajevo to Mumbai, Los Angeles to Loch Ness.

 

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, 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.

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 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 cinematic aesthetic in social documentary and the development of director/character relationships.

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

Originally from Malvern England, he 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.

Billy

Production Assistant

Billy graduated from the INto INdustry program in 2017. He was part of the team that made Design-ability, which was featured by The Guardian and screened at festivals worldwide. Billy continues to work with OTOXO Productions as a Production Assistant, producing OTOXO films and training INto INdustry participants.

Aside from OTOXO, Billy researches and produces for Passport Podcast by L.A based Frequency Machine. As well as creating documentary and video content for numerous clients in Barcelona.

Billy is originally from England, he studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and has a background working in catering. 

Laura

Production Assistant

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.