Norbert Llaràs Carles
CEO & Executive Producer
Norbert Llaràs, after graduating in Law, quit his job in a bank to become producer and partner in the production company Zip Films, where he produced films like “Alpha” (2012), “Memories of My Sad Whores “(2011), ”Fake Orgasm“ (2009), ”Dark Buenos Aires“ (2008), ”My Way“ (2007), ”The Anarchist’s Wife“ (2007), “The timecrimes” (2007) or “El taxista full“ (2006), TV movies as “Blank Bullets” (2010), “Implosion” (2010) or “El partit” (2006) and documentaries like “The Losers” (2007) or “Cuba sings to Serrat” (2005). Almost thirty productions present at festivals such as San Sebastian, Sitges, Locarno, Munich or Sundance and many of them produced along with the United States, Argentina, Uruguay, Germany, Denmark and Italy. Proud of his small country, Catalonia, Norbert considers Barcelona an open and seductive city – a stamp he wishes to impress on Alhena Production: a young, courageous and creative company. As a film producer, Norbert tries to find the balance between art and finances, dishing out resources and ideas accordingly.
Amanda de Luis
Degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She trained in the USA in documentary production and direction and works as a correspondent for ComRadio's Scratch programme. In 2005 she moved to Barcelona and started working in development departments for production companies such as Alta Realitat or A Contraluz Films. In 2010 she was selected to participate in the 19th ACE Training Session (Media) and becomes a member of the ACE association. She has been the executive producer of the TV series Les Coses Grans (TVC), of the documentary When a Dream Comes True (La Diferencia), co-producer of La Estrella (A Contraluz Films) and associate producer of The Frost (Alta Realitat). She also works as a cost controller on films and documentaries such as Alegría, Tristeza or Cosmética del Enemigo. She has written and directed short films, video clips and campaigns for NGOs in several countries such as India, Ethiopia or Ecuador. She is currently the executive producer of the feature film project Each of Us.
Self-taught and cinephile since always, he started working making reports for local televisions and companies. A few years later he joined the staff of the prestigious distributor Lauren Films, his great learning film industry. At Lauren he had a multitask role, from media to advertising and marketing. When the distributor closed its doors, Andreu began a journey of collaborations with different producers, until he started working for Alhena up to mid-2016, where he is responsible for coordinating the production of their projects, since the shooting until the premiere.
New Projects Development
Graduated in Interpretation at the National University of the Arts of Buenos Aires (UNA), she is currently attending the Postgraduate Fiction Screenplay for Film and TV at the Barcelona Film School (ECIB). She has performed in various short films selected at international festivals (BAFICI, Blood Window Pinamar) and has been selected to participate in the TALENTS Buenos Aires (BAFICI-BERLINALE-Goethe Institut) in 2015. She has also written and directed several plays. Emilia joined Alhena as a script analyst and is currently in charge of the valoration and development of new projects for the production company. She is also developing, as her final postgraduate piece, the script of her first series.
Maria Cubí i Rafart
Communication & Production Assistant
Studying the last year of the degree in Communication and Cultural Industries (UB) and cinema lover. She has joined Alhena team with a lot of enthusiasm and desire to work. His tasks are related to production, design and communication. This period is helping her to learn and get to know the world of cinema, so she can decide how to approach his professional career. She has taken a course in photography direction at the Barcelona Film School (ECIB), several online screenwriting courses and subjects in the Film Studies category at the University of Cork, Ireland (UCC).