FILMOGRAPHY


Founded by producer Andrés Goméz D a decade ago, originally as a venue to exhibit artwork,
Solar evolved into Solar Cinema and became Colombia’s leading film production company in experimental cinema.
Since 2016 it has expanded its operations to also produce non experimental films.



LUZ

JUAN DIEGO ESCOBAR ALZATE

Far into the mountains, in a community led by a preacher named El Señor, a new child who is supposed to be the new messiah, is brought, and with him destruction and redemption. Soon, everything will change. Not only for the town, but on the preacher's home as his 3 daughters start to wonder the real origins of God itself, the nature of love, pleasure and inner freedom. Sitges Film Festival | 1h 43min | Spanish | Western, Fantasy | Produced by Andrés Gómez D. in association with Afasia films | 2019 Trailer

BAD LUCKY GOAT

SAMIR OLIVEROS

After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father’s truck, two incompatible siblings in their teenage years, embark on a journey of reconciliation. Corn and Rita must find a way to repair the truck in time to pick up the tourists that will be staying at their family’s hotel. As they struggle to find the means necessary to conceal the accident, the siblings will visit a butcher, rastafari drum makers, pawn shops, car mechanics and even a witch doctor, in a 24-hour adventure around Port Paradise. SXSW Film Festival | 1h 16min | Creole | Drama, Comedy | Produced by Andrés Gómez D. | 2017 Trailer

ANTHROPOS

50 DIRECTORS

This film is a class exercise from a Masterclass by Spiros Stathoulopoulos where he instructed: “Imagine you are 100 years old and you will die in the next days through euthanasia in Switzerland. You browse through your life’s collection of analogue photographs and select 50 photographs where each corresponds to a 2 year span. You arrange them chronologically, starting with the one between your birth and your 2nd year and end with the one between your 98th and your 100th year to ultimately create a visual time-line of your life-time. In this class you are 50 directors, what if each of you selects a 2 year span from a 100 year old character and film it? However, I have multiple filming restrictions, a couple of them being that dialogue and cutting is strictly prohibited.” Solar Cinema Academy | 100 minutes | No dialogue | Experimental | Produced by Andrés Gómez D. | 2015 Trailer

CAVICHE

JUAN SEBASTIAN PARRA

Set in a deserted and hostile land as a backdrop, Caviche and Chelina, aged 18 and 16 respectively, are desperate with their unwanted pregnancy and her father’s threats. In order to fund an abortion, they become kamikaze gasoline smugglers in the Caravan of Death while ignoring the surprises, confessions and dangers that the desert has for them. In development | 1h 30min | Spanish | Drama | Produced by Andrés Gómez D. Trailer & Statement

LA DIVA

ALEJANDRO AGUILAR

Margarita Rosa de Francisco is La Diva. Motivated by vanity, Mariana Allende is an aging actress who plots an ingenious strategy to become once again the sex-symbol she used to be in her youth. In Development | 1hr 50min | Spanish | Drama | Produced by Andrés Gómez D. and Plot Studios Statement

SAVANTS

ANDRES GOMEZ D

A story inquiring the Savant syndrome, a condition in which someone with significant mental disabilities demonstrates certain abilities far in excess of average. Homer was born with a tumor in his left hemisphere resulting in severe speech disabilities, however his right hemisphere naturally overdeveloped and his artistic abilities are that of a genius. Influenced by his brother’s condition, Allan, experiments with Transcraneal Magnetic Stimulation in healthy patients, in which he induces electric current at either of the brain’s hemispheres in order to create savant brains like Homer’s. Allan’s experiments become extreme, resulting in both awe inspiring and terrifying consequences that raise questions of the moral limits of human intelligence. In Development | 1hr 40min | Spanish | Drama | Produced by Andrés Gómez D. Trailer

HEDONE

MARIA MAIGUASHCA & ANDRES GOMEZ D

Mara, a middle aged woman, is isolated on a mountain nursing her last love, Fructuoso, a decrepit old man who is paralyzed, speechless and who eats and breathes artificially. Mara experiences the menopause and her new awakening as a woman forces her to reflect on her desires and lust and pure hedonism. Post production | 10 min | No dialogue | Experimental | Produced by Andrés Gómez D. Trailer

POLYGLOT

15 DIRECTORS

This film is a class exercise from a Masterclass with Spiros Stathoulopoulos, his instruction: “Suppose we cast a blind man as a film’s protagonist. While acting, he will perceive the set surroundings through his remaining senses. When he sits in a cinema as a spectator, he will use his sense of hearing to identify which image is being projected, hence, the blind man will no longer be a blind man. The blind brain also dreams so let’s ask our blind man about one of his dreams and have each of you direct, while blindfolded, a section of the dream and we premiere the film for him to ‘see’ his own dream in a cinema.” Solar Cinema Academy | 15min | 15 languages* | Experimental | Produced by Andrés Gómez D.| 2017 *Swedish, Sanskrit, Greek, Hungarian, Portuguese, Turkish, Wayuu, Japanese, Danish, Hindi, Arab, German, Russian, French, Latin. Full Film

SINCARD

ANDRES GOMEZ D

SINCARD wakes up after a quarter of a century and experiments with the codes, values and modern ways of social interaction that have been transformed by technology. His archaic style exposes him to an endless number of ironic situations in which he makes a futile effort to conform to this new society. This piece confronts the viewer making him reflect on modern human interactions which are predominantly mediated by telecommunications and new technologies. Smartfilms Film Festival | 10min | No dialogue | Experimental | Produced by Andrés Gómez D. | 2016 Trailer

FUCKING GAMES

SPIROS STATHOULOPOULOS

An explicit reply to Michael Haneke's invitation to dialogue, through cinema, about the manipulation in the medium brought about the consumable treatment of violence and sex, violence as exemplified in his film FUNNY GAMES. Not interested in festivals | 45 min | Greek, English, Spanish | Experimental | Produced by Solar Cinema and Candelaria Films | 2013 Teaser

BRANDED CONTENT


In mid 2019, Solar founder Andrés Gómez D partnered with
advertising designer and artist Andrés Caycedo Franco to create Solar Cinema Branded Content.  
This new business unit is focused on the writing and producing of cinematic commercials for selected clients.

For this writing and producing, a team has been assembled out of Solar Cinema’s frequent collaborating artists.
Besides their work with Solar Cinema, exhibited in the Filmography Section, here are the artist’s biographies
and a selection of their personal work outside Solar Cinema.


SPIROS STATHOULOPOULOS

Screenwriter and Director

Greek-Colombian screenwriter and director recognized internationally as one of Colombia's most prominent auteurs. In 2007, his debut PVC-1 was selected at the 60th Cannes Film Festival in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs and won an award, followed by multiple awards in festivals including a FIPRESCI Prize. In 2012, with his second feature film METEORA, he became the first director from Colombia to ever be nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. In 2016, his segment KILLING KLAUS KINSKI, from the anthology film Amazonas, competed in Clermont-Ferrand. Currently develops his third feature film. Has created academic and experimental films with no commercial or festival interest. Was granted by the United States government an Extraordinary Ability green card for outstanding artistic achievement and sustained acclaim. Graduated from the California State University earning the Cinematheque Award honoring his academic excellence. Coproduction Office sells PVC-1 and produced and sells METEORA COPRODUCTION OFFICE “ The founder of Coproduction Office, producer and entrepreneur Philippe Bober, partnered with ground-breaking directors* early in their careers to produce and sell more than thirty films to date. Seventeen of these were selected for Cannes, Venice or Berlin Competition where they have received more than 20 prizes, including the 2014 Venice Golden Lion for Roy Andersson’s A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE and for Ruben Östlund’s THE SQUARE, the 2017 Palme d’Or. As one of Europe’s finest production and sales entities, the company has a catalogue of films produced in house, as well as restored classics such as Roberto Rossellini’s key works. The catalogue is known for its carefully chosen gems, with at times transgressive content and a distinctive cinematic language. * Including Lars von Trier, Roy Andersson, Ulrich Seidl, Jessica Hausner, Takashi Miike, Lou Ye, Kornél Mundruzcó, Cristi Puiu, Dagur Kári, Michelangelo Frammartino, Carlos Reygadas, Corneliu Porumboiu, Shirin Neshat, Thomas Clay, Shin’ya Tsukamoto, Ruben Östlund, Gust Van den Berghe, Spiros Stathoulopoulos. ”

KILLING KLAUS KINSKI

Clermont Ferrand - Competition

Full Film

METEORA

Berlin Film Festival - Competition

Trailer

PVC-1

Cannes Film Festival

Trailer

DAVID CURTO

Cinematographer

Spanish director of photography working in films, music videos and commercials. Member of the Colombian Association of Directors of Photography (ADFC) and a former Canon ambassador. His films include "Bad Lucky Goat" by Samir Oliveros and "The Boy" by Craig Macnaill, and also the experimental films “Killing Klaus Kinski” and "Fucking Games" by Spiros Stathoulopoulos. Has shot music videos for top artists like David Bisbal, Juan Magan, Ana Guerra, Sebastian Yatra, Lalo Ebratt, Greeicy, Yera and Aitana among others. Has worked for production companies like Netflix, Dynamo, Demente, 36 grados, Imaginaria Films, Solar Cinema, La Octava, NatGeo, Capital Films, Presente, Turbo, Where Next, among others. And has also worked for brands like Nestlé, Ford, Honda, Éxito, Motorola, Carrefour, Avianca, Heineken, Dominos Pizza, Caracol, Rcn, Antena 3, Metro Medellin and Metro Bogotá. - His reel and one of his Commercials and Music Videos are exhibited in this site. To view all his work please visit his site -

CINEMA | COMMERCIALS | MUSIC VIDEOS

COMMERCIALS

MUSIC VIDEOS

CAMILO CAÑIZARES

Art Director

Has worked in advertising for more than a decade. He started his career at McCann Colombia where he grew from a temp to a junior art director working for clients such as American Airlines, Nestle, and GM. He then traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and worked with two associates on an independent project on web design and brand design for small local clients. He returned to Colombia where he worked as Art Director at JWT for Nestle, Banco Caja Social and Juan Valdez. Then he worked at Leo Burnett for Grupo Bolivar’s Davivienda and Seguros Bolivar. Returned to Mccann as Creative Graphic Director for ETB, and also worked for clients like Mastercard and Banco de Occidente. He later worked with Jaguar and Land Rover at Spark44, where he was briefly creative art director.

NICOLÁS MOLINA

Graphic designer

“Graphic designer, vector freak, music supporter, creativity militant. Designing for the love of music, representing independent brands, working collectively with friends and colleagues, getting bigger project by project.” - Nicolás Molina

ANDRES POSADA

Visual Effects Designer and Postproduction Supervisor

Visual Artist working for over a decade in animation, post production, VFX design, general 3D and modeling. Works in film and commercials were he has collaborated with prestigious brands. In film he debuted as a director with a segment in the film ANTHROPOS, has been a post-production supervisor in multiple films including PVC-1 and as a VFX designer he created the Molly Aida steam-boat, the morpho butterfly and the deadly viper in KILLING KLAUS KINSKI. Holds a Master in animation and digital postproduction from Centro Integral de Estudios Especializados in Madrid, Spain. Studied cinematography at École Supérieur d’Études Cinématographiques in Paris, France and also screenwriting, producing and film distribution at Escuela Internacional de Cine in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba.

KILLING KLAUS KINSKI

Clermont Ferrand - Competition

ANDRES GOMEZ D

Producer | Director | Editor | Founder of Solar Cinema

Colombian film producer, director and editor. Founded Solar in 2010. Since 2013, he redirected the company towards the production of experimental and non experimental films and also established a cinema academy. In mid 2019 he partnered with advertising designer and artist Andrés Caycedo Franco to open a new business unit focused on the writing and production of cinematic commercials. Is a producer in three feature films and currently develops three more. Has completed LUZ(2019), BAD LUCKY GOAT(2017) and ANTHROPOS(2015). He develops CAVICHE, LA DIVA and his own directorial debut SAVANTS. Has directed, produced and edited the experimental short films SINCARD(2016) and SEPARATION(In Post). Has also co-directed, produced and edited the experimental short film HEDONE(In Post) and the experimental feature film ANTHROPOS(2015). Was the First AD in KILLING KLAUS KINSKI(2016) and FUCKING GAMES, which he also co-produced and co-edited. Outside Solar Cinema he was briefly involved in catering management for the Netflix title TRIPLE FRONTIER(2019) and in the postproduction management for BRIZNA(2019) produced by Perrenque Films. - Trailers for his work at Solar Cinema are exhibited in the Filmography Section -

ACADEMY


Solar Cinema Academy is the academic branch of Solar Cinema and was founded in 2013 in Bogotá, Colombia.

As of 2019 an approximate 200 students from Colombia and other South American countries have attended the Academy. It offers short-term Masterclasses and Workshops in Bogotá, Medellín, and other South American cities. The main programs include directing, screenwriting, producing, acting and cinematography. Since its inception, it has been developing partnerships and holding its program with and within different universities such as Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano and multiple cultural institutions.

The Academy selects faculty who are working professionals in their own fields.
Notable faculty include; acting coach and casting director Carlos Medina best known for his work in the Cannes Film Festival Camera d’Or winner LA TIERRA Y LA SOMBRA, versatile actor Alejandro Aguilar known for his roles in the Netflix title EL CHAPO as for EL PÁRAMO and LAS TETAS DE MI MADRE, spanish cinematographer David Curto best known for BAD LUCKY GOAT and writer-director Spiros Stathoulopoulos whose unorthodox Masterclasses delivered, as class exercises, the groundbreaking films POLYGLOT and ANTHROPOS which premiered in the Cartagena Film Festival.

The collection of past Masterclasses and Workshops is listed chronologically.
REGISTRATIONS OPEN for the latest Cinematography Workshop in September 2019 - please keep scrolling.


- Past event cover photos by David Curto -

DIRECTING

MASTERCLASS

by Spiros Stathouloupoulos SOLD OUT | September 2014 - Bogotá, Colombia

SPECIAL FX

WORKSHOP

by Diego Gonzalez POSTPONED | February 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia

ACTING

WORKSHOP

by Carlos Medina SOLD OUT | June 2016 - Bogotá, Colombia

ACTING

WORKSHOP

by Alfonso Ortiz SOLD OUT | September 2016 - Quito, Ecuador

CINEMATOGRAPHY

WORKSHOP

by David Curto SOLD OUT | October 2016 - Medellín, Colombia

SCREENWRITING and DIRECTING

MASTERCLASS

by Spiros Stathoulopoulos SOLD OUT | May 2017 - Bogotá, Colombia

DIRECTING | WRITING | ACTING | PHOTO | PRODUCING

MASTERCLASSES

by Spiros Stathoulopoulos | Alejandro Aguilar | David Curto | Andrés Gómez D. SOLD OUT | September 2017 - Bogotá, Colombia

CINEMATOGRAPHY

WORKSHOP

Andrés Morales SEPT 14 + 15, 2019 | Bogotá, Colombia TO REGISTER KEEP SCROLLING | PARA INSCRIBIRSE HACER SCROLL

WORKSHOP



DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY 
DIRECTOR DE FOTOGRAFÍA 

Andrés Morales is a Colombian cinematographer working in film, commercials and music videos. His awards, honorable mentions and nominations include a nomination for the Golden Tadpole for cinematography at the 2015 Cameraimage Festival for his short film NOW THAT I’M HOME. He currently finished shooting his first feature film directed by Diana Montenegro. Has a bachelors degree in filmmaking from Politécnico Grancolombiano University, where he also teaches. Studied cinematography in Buenos Aires, Argentina (CFPSICA) and earned his masters degree in cinematography from the prestigious Czech film school, FAMU. Has participated in cinematography workshops with cinematographers like Manuel Alberto Claro(Nymphomaniac), Nancy Schreiber ASC, Caleb Deschanell ASC, Mathew Libatique ASC (A Star is Born), Pedro Luque (Don’t Breathe), among others.

Andrés Morales es un director de fotografía colombiano que trabaja en cine, comerciales y videos musicales. Sus premios, menciones de honor y nominaciones incluyen una nominación al Golden Tadpole a la mejor cinematografía en el Festival Cameraimage del 2015 por su cortometraje NOW THAT I’AM HOME. Recientemente filmó la opera prima de la directora caleña Diana Montenegro. Egresado como realizador audiovisual del Politécnico Grancolombiano donde imparte clases. Tiene estudios especializados en dirección de fotografía cinematográfica del instituto CFP SICA de Argentina y posteriormente egresado como Mágister de dirección de fotografía de la prestigiosa escuela de RépublicaCheca FAMU. Ha participado en varios talleres de formación de dirección de fotografía con personalidades internacionales de la talla de Manuel Alberto Claro (Ninfomaniaca), Nancy Schreiber ASC, Caleb Deschanell ASC, Mathew Libatique ASC (A Star is Born), Pedro Luque (Don’t Breathe), entre otros.




CONTENT
CONTENIDO

DAY 1 - THEORY AND PREPRODUCTION - 4HRS 
Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano 2pm - 6pm      

-Breaking down a screenplay.
-Optimizing resources: solving problems with creativity.
-The importance of scouting locations.
-The crew in the cinematography department.
-Tech Scout with crew members.
-Planning a shoot: Story board-floor plan.
-Relation with each head of the department in a film production.
-Considerations when shooting with natural and available light.
-Pros and cons of using LED fixtures (Arri LC7)
-Technical insight of the camera: Lenses and accessories.  
(Red Scarlet, Sigma Cinema Prime lenses)

DÍA 1 - TEORÍA Y PRE PRODUCCIÓN - 4HRS
Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano 2pm - 6pm

-Análisis del guión desde el punto de vista del director de fotografía. 
-Optimización de recursos: recursividad y creatividad.  
-Scouting de locaciones, análisis y situaciones para tener en cuenta. 
-Introducción a los miembros del equipo de fotografía. 
-Scouting técnico con el equipo de dirección de fotografía.
-Planeación para un rodaje: Storyboard y planimetría. 
-Relación con el crew (Arte, maquillaje, vestuario). 
-El uso de la luz natural, planeación y ejecución con el Asistente de dirección. 
-Ventajas y desventajas de trabajar con luces LED (ArriL7C). 
-Conocimiento técnico de la cámara: óptica, lentes. (Red Scarlet con 
Sigma Cinema Prime lenses, Iluminación LED, Rosco, L7C) 

DAY 2 - THEORY AND PRACTICE SHOOTING - 12 HRS 

-Executing the shooting plan.
-Relation with his/her crew. 
-Using negative fill as an element of controlling natural light. 
-Using color as a narrative and creative tool.  
-Tips when shooting handheld.  

DÍA 2 -  TEORÍA Y RODAJE PRÁCTICO  - 12HRS

-Plan de rodaje 
-Interacción con equipo de fotografía y demás colegas del crew. 
-El uso adecuado del negativo para controlar la luz natural. 
-El color como herramienta creativa y narrativa.  
-Recomendaciones para operar en cámara en mano.  




LOGISTICS 
LOGÍSTICA 

 The fee is 350,000 COP, includes meal and transportation for DAY 2 and live private translation to ENG for both days.
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If you don’t receive the email please check your Spam or write to workshop@solarcinema.co or call +57 (320) 813-8481.

El costo del workshop es $350,000 e incluye alimentación y transporte del DÍA 2.
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CONTACT US


ANDRES GOMEZ D

Academy Director & Producer

ANDRES CAYCEDO FRANCO

Associate Executive Manager