Todays Creation in Isolation selection is from United Kingdom, Spain and Mexico..
Ben has always used the camera on his shoulder to get stuck in and tell stories across the globe. He has lived amongst tribes in the Amazon Rainforest, followed Japanese musicians perform in Iceland and shot with world class beatboxers in Taiwan.
His experience working as a self-shooting documentary director has shaped the aesthetic of his commercials, which balance a handheld, character focussed style with cinematic visuals. Regardless of being freelance without representation he has won campaigns with agencies such as BBH and The & Partnership to direct films for well known brands such as Next, Lexus and Ovo Energy.
STOCKHOLM SYNDROME is a snappy black comedy in which a seemingly innocent phone call between a young woman stuck in London’s lockdown, and her Swedish mother, slowly reveals chilling secrets that don’t bode well for her Tech-Deck obsessed partner.
The director’s girlfriend Molly, in her first ever acting role, embraced the murderous character with such worrying conviction he now sleeps with one eye open!
Currently working for the Advertising market, this isolation time has given Gonzaga the chance to explore and create new things, and to remember and miss old ones.
Arturo Mendicuti Barroeta / Francisco Canni
Arturo Mendicuti studies the script course at the Cinematographic Training Center (CCC) in Mexico. His work has been screened at different international festivals. He worked at Piano Film Production. Later he was the head of the audiovisual media department of the Mexican Film Institute . Now he works in his production company Caribou, where he produces the documentary “Becoming”. He is the production coordinator of the documentary Red Privada, by Manuel Alcala. Also he has produced advertising campaigns for Netflix, Regio, Aderogyl, Adidas, among others. At the moment he is concentrating on the production of his first feature film “Camino a Casa”.
Francisco Canni: Entertainment business manager specialized in transmedia narratives. Currently developing an original screenplay for a TV/streaming drama. Creative collaborator at No Dancing Today for mexican show M.I.N.T and other projects. Producer for various non profit organization campaigns, like breast cancer awareness and social responsibility. New media passionate, and content entrepreneur. Mexican director and producer.