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, GuideDoc, TV3 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.

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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 recognized 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 Program, he has worked with King’s College London, and Sheffield Doc / Fest. He is also a 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.

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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, Ourense 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 Program 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 specialized in Art Direction and The Moving Image.

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OTOXO Productions

We know that short docs have a big future in the online world, and that they offer filmmakers a great way to enter the world of audiovisuals. So, every summer, we give a ... [+]

Introduction

We know that short docs have a big future in the online world and that they offer filmmakers a great way to enter the world of audiovisuals. So, every summer, we give a group of individuals the opportunity to co-direct a series of social & cultural documentary shorts with OTOXO Productions. Simultaneously, participants receive an intensive month-long training course on the theory and practice behind the process. The shorts are commissioned by Barcelona’s leading social and cultural newspaper – BCN Mes, and screened on their website.

INto INdustry Programme - Promo from OTOXO Productions on Vimeo.

The Productions

Every July, 12 selected participants co-direct a series of three-minute documentaries with OTOXO Productions. Each production has the OTOXO Productions name on it and is published by Barcelona’s leading cultural magazine BCN MÉS. For these reasons alone we demand the highest quality of work from our participants and provide them with the highest quality of training to ensure it.... [-]

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OTOXO Productions

Each year, twelve individuals are given the opportunity to co-direct a 30 minute documentary with OTOXO Productions to be screened on BTV. Simultaneously, participants ar ... [+]

Introduction

Each year, twelve individuals are given the opportunity to co-direct a 30 minute documentary with OTOXO Productions to be screened on BTV. Simultaneously, participants are provided with an intensive six-month training course covering all elements of documentary studies and production. Following this, the participants are given three months of training focused on becoming film industry professionals, while at the same time they follow these steps and become film industry professionals in their own right.

INto INdustry Programme - Promo from OTOXO Productions on Vimeo.

INto INdustry Programme - Promo from OTOXO Productions on Vimeo.

The Productions

Every year, twelve selected participants co-direct a 30 minute documentary with OTOXO Productions. Each film is a fully commissioned OTOXO Production, with our stamp on it, and is screened on Barcelona TV and is submitted to festivals worldwide. For these reasons alone we demand the highest quality of work from our participants and provide them with the highest quality of training to ensure it.... [-]

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