À LA DÉRIVE
Based on a real event, “À la dérive” tells the life of a family affected by one of its members’ depression: the father. Through his progressive disappearance, this short film tries to show the tough reality of this illness in a metaphorical and delicate way.
LA MEMORIA DE LOS PECES
Aníbal an old fisherman, returns to Nueva Venecia, a town in the heart of a swamp, in the Colombian Caribbean coast from which he ran away many years ago after a massacre.
WINNIPEG, EL BARCO DE LA ESPERANZA
At the end of the Spanish Civil War, almost half a million people migrated for fear of reprisals to France. A hundred thousand of them were children. The French Government, overwhelmed by the human avalanche, put them in improvised refugee camps. Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, former consul in Spain before the war, convinced the President of Chile to save more than two thousand refugees. The film tells the story of Julia, a little girl that escaped Barcelona with her father, a young widower. They embarked on the Winnipeg, a ship chartered by Neruda. That saved them from a dark future in Europe. Now, she is “a daughter of Neruda”, as the descendants of the 2,200 refugees call themselves.
La Ballesta is Toni Marin Vila's production company. Toni has been line producer, executive producer and associate producer of the animated series “Fix und Foxi”, “The Peppercorns”, “TPH CLUB”, "The Tripplets", "Asha", "Lila"; the documentaries “Bicicleta, cuchara, manzana” (Goya, Forqué and Gaudí Prize), “Revolución #2, retorno a los escenarios”, “Brava Victoria”, “El Papus, anatomía de un atentado”, and the feature films of fiction “Caracremada”, “Boi”, and the animated feature film “Arrugas” (winner of two Goya Awards).
La Ballesta has been an associate producer of the animated short films “À la dérive” (2017), Bed Room Studio (France), ESCAC Films (Spain), APEman Studio (Spain) and F&F (Germany); and the fiction short film “La memoria de los peces” (2018), by Oveja Eléctrica (Colombia).