Screen Colombia was set up in Bogota in 2010 to provide English speaking production services and fixers to international producers wanting to film in Colombia. Since then our reputation and team has grown to cover a wide range of drama, documentary, reality and commercial spots offering a dedicated production team and service in each of these genres.
Originally from Manchester via Sheffield and London John Paul studied film and worked across a variety of departments before moving to Colombia 12 years ago. He has a great understanding of the whole filming process from budgeting through to fulfilling the artistic visions of the Director and has locally produced over 70 international productions in Colombia. John Paul often wonders how he arrived from the streets of Manchester to the Jungles of Colombia....then remembers he´s married with 2 kids and a dog (all Colombian).
“Never get out of the boat....never get out of the boat....”
Colombian born Luna was raised bi-lingual and studied journalism in Bogota and filmmaking in London. She worked for several years at RCN in factual before moving into assistant directing. Working as a 1st AD she completed several international features and numerous TV and commercials spots in both Colombia & the UK before founding Screen Colombia in 2010. Luna has a 1st AD´s attention to detail and ensures all our shoots run smoothly, on time and to schedule. A real people person who loves her job, loves life, hates rain.
“Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.”
Camila successfully ran her own architecture company in Bogota for 10 years before transfering her project management skills to film and television. She moved to Cartagena in 2015 to be the Production Manager on a large scale reality show and hasn’t looked back. She’s completed over 40 international productions shot mainly on the Caribbean Coast. With an eye for detail as well as a view of the larger picture she´s great at breaking down and simplifying processes. Always up for a challenge. She loves working, travel & coffee.
“It's all in the grind, Sizemore. Can't be too fine, can't be too coarse. This, my friend, is a science.”
Guillo studied photo journalism in Bogota and worked for a variety of international advertising agencies in Colombia before joining the Screen Colombia team to find his true calling. An expert in locations whether that be field producing, location management or scouting, he is our man on the ground with an extensive knowledge of Colombia from the Comunas of Medellin to the heart of the Amazon. When he´s not knee deep in mud, closing roads or finding that perfect location Guillo is cataloguing our large database of location photos.
“You were only meant to blow the bloody doors off!”
Our number one number cruncher and film finance expert. With a vast experience in the film industry in Colombia Maritza is the best person to navigate the Colombian film incentives and application processes. She was involved in drawing up and managing the original film fund law FFC for the film commission. In the past year she has successfully completed more than 10 projects under the CINA incentive for Amazon, Netflix, Sony and Discovery Channel. A great negotiator, she always has a cool head and ensures the money goes a long way.
"Money's only something you need in case you don't die tomorrow."