La Barranco Films

As if from a gully (barranco in spanish), with each documentary we throw ourselves into the unknown, without a net, in order to reach the depths of each theme and to give viability to the artistic proposals that we consider must necessarily be part of our collective imagination. Since 2008 we have produced these documentaries:

I Am Part of your World (2008)
An order of Ámbito Prevención with the support of ICD, Dpto. de Acció Ciutadana de la Generalitat de Catalunya and Mousiké. Directed by Susanna Barranco.
Wounds (2009)
Developed with the support of ICD and Mousiké. Broadcasted on Canal 33 and on betevé. Directed by Susanna Barranco.
Voids (2011)
Developed with the support of Obra Social de la Fundación La Caixa and Mousiké. Broadcasted on TV3 and on TVE2. Directed by Susanna Barranco.
In Jonc’s Silence (2013)
Developed with the support of Mousiké. Premiered at Filmoteca de Catalunya. Cines Méliès, cines Girona in Barcelona and Cineteca Matadero in Madrid. Awarded Premio Civismo from Generalitat de Catalunya as the best media (2013). It took part in Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos in Barcelona and selected by NY Disabilities Film Festival. Directed by Susanna Barranco.
Fallen from the nest (2015)
Developed with the support of Fundación Sant Pere Claver and DGAIA. Premiered at Filmoteca de Cataluña. Cines Girona in Barcelona. Broadcasted on BTV. Directed by Susanna Barranco.
Teresa Rebull, Uprooted soul (2016)
Co-produced with Televisió de Catalunya. Support of ICEC and Mousiké. Released at cines Girona de Barcelona, and different cinemas in Catalunya and France, like Castellet cinema in Perpignan. Directed by Susanna Barranco.
Nudes (2017)
Produced with the support of the ICD and Ayuntamiento de Barcelona. Awarded with the honorable mention of the VI Premi Josep M. Planes attributed by the “Col·legi de Periodistes de Catalunya”. Directed by Susanna Barranco.
From Knee to Heart (2018)
Directed by Susanna Barranco. With the support of Cia. Sol Picó, TV3 and the CVMC (Corporació Valenciana de Mitjans de Comunicació). Awarded by Choreoscope Best Portrait of Generation (2019).
Breathe (2021)
Directed by Susanna Barranco. With the support of Justice department and Culture department of Generalitat de Catalunya, TV3 and Institut Ramon Llull.
Palmira Jaquetti, songs of celebration (2022)
Directed by Susanna Barranco. With the support of TV3, Institut Estudis Ilerdencs, Ajuntament de la Seu Urgell, Museu Història de Sant Feliu de Guíxols.
Meat Market (work in progress)
Matria (work in progress)

Susanna Barranco

Director & artistic devising director both theatre and documentary maker, Susanna Barranco is also an actress and play writer. Since 1999 she’s settled her own productions’ companies both on theatre and film.

At La Barranco Films, she has conceived and directed several documentaries aiming for an artistic approach maily based on a closed relationship with the social least favoured realities such as Wounds (supported by  l’Institut Català de les Dones); Voids (on collaboration with l’Obra Social La Caixa); In Jonc’s silence (Awarded by Civisme de la Generalitat de Catalunya 2014); Fallen from the nest (supported by DGAIA and La Fundació Sant Pere Claver, also getting honourable Mention at the award of Consell Municipal de Benestar Social als Mitjans de Comunicació 2017); Teresa Rebull. Uprooted soul (on coproduction with Catalan public Television TV3 and the support of ICEC); Nudes (on collaboration with l’Institut Català de les Dones, also awarded by Josep M. Planes del Col·legi de Periodistes de Catalunya 2018), and most recently From knee to heart about life and work of so well reputed International dancer Sol Picó (with the support of Catalan public Television TV3 & Valencia’s public Television À Punt Mèdia; awared Best Portrait of Generation 2019 by Choreoscope), that was opened by autumn 2018 and october 2019 was opened Dance Fly, a photographic exhibition. Susanna Barranco’s documentaries have been show on public Spanish and Catalan Televisions as much as on International channels and in commercial cinemas. In 2021, Breathe, a documentary about the women of prision Brians 1, was premiered at 66th SEMINCI edition, at the Beirut International Women Film Festival and Festival Mujeres de Cine, it is touring around several headquartes of Instituto Cervantes around the world; it was broadcasted in Sense Ficció on TV3 and was a candidate as Best Documentary at XIV Premis Gaudí. The next documentary projects that he is working on are Palmira Jaquetti, songs of celebration (with the support of TV3, Institut Estudis Ilerdencs, Ajuntament de la Seu d’Urgell and the Museu d’Història de Sant Feliu de Guíxols) and Meat Market, a project selected in the DocsLab of DocsValencia. She directed the creation and development of a video installation for the museum Maison du Patrimoine et de la Memoire André Abet in Saint Laurent de Cerdan (France).

At Susanna Barranco’s Theatre Company many shows have been devised, directed and performed by Susanna Barranco. Some of its productions are MousikéEstridències, Mossegades with Jango Edwards’ Collaboration; L’amor no fa mal o Massa tard per ser pessimista with Laura Freijo & Cristina Lügstenman; Accions de Resistència with text by Marta Galán and awared by Premi de Teatre BBVA 2020 or Red Room (with dancer Sol Picó, premiered at Temporada Alta 2019). As a freelance actress and performer she has worked with several Catalan Directors such as Jordi Purtí, Marcel·lí Antúnez Afàsia and Pol, Eva Hibernia, Júlia Bel Thirteen roses, Roger Bernat Terra Baixa (Teatre Lliure 2022) and Marta Galán Money, desire, rights and Foreigners will come… (Teatre Lliure, 2021). Susanna has also published poetry: Cràter (Edicions Llibre de l’Índex); the literary theatre essay Digue’m una cosa bonica (Edicions 62), and the novel: La Autopista del Amor. Ediciones B. 2015. From 2017 to 2019 Susanna Barranco was in charge (after having got a tender offered by Catalan government —l’Ajuntament de Barcelona—) of being the artistic director of a project called Teixint Complicitats on Why Violence?, a theater program that aims at working on the prevention of any kinds of micro violence amongst teenagers at he Cataln’s high Schools.

Susanna Barranco’s projects, theatrical or audiovisual, start from a community perspective, with the will that every creative project can contribute to create contact networks and offer the possibility of showing reality as well as transforming it.