The winner of the Goya for Best New Director in 2022 for the feature film Libertad joins the Studio’s team of creative talents.
The Mediapro Studio has recently welcomed Carla Roquet, a renowned screenwriter and director, to join their team of creators. The international content production and distribution company aims to strengthen its team of prestigious names and continue consolidating its growth strategies in the global market.
Roquet has joined a team that includes Ran Tellem, Daniel Burman, Diego San José, Carmen Ortíz, Iván Escobar, Marc Cistaré, Manuel Huerga, Ernesto Daranas, Marc Vigil, Fernando González Molina, Berto Romero, and Andreu Buenafuente.
Laura Fernández Espeso, CEO of The Mediapro Studio, commented that incorporating new talent into the Studio is always gratifying. “On this occasion, I am proud to welcome a talented filmmaker and creator like Clara Roquet, with whom we are already working on different projects. Both in direction and creation, Clara has demonstrated that she has her universe present in her work, with a gift for visualizing her stories in images”.
Roquet has previously worked as a director alongside Andreu Buenafuente for the second edition of The Mediapro Studio Labs. The laboratory was created to discover new audiovisual talent, and the project’s success was confirmed with nearly 1,400 projects submitted.
“I am very excited about this new step in my career, for the opportunity to work with the incredible human and creative team of The Mediapro Studio and very grateful for the creative freedom they have given me when facing this leap in my career,” said Roquet.
Clara Roquet’s Libertad won her the Goya for Best New Director in 2022 following its premiere at Cannes Critics’ Week 2021. Roquet also wrote screenplays for some of Spain’s most outstanding recent films.
As a screenwriter, she made his debut with the multi-award-winning movie 10,000 KM, which he co-wrote with director Carlos Marques-Marcet. She worked on other titles such as Petra, directed by Jaime Rosales, which premiered at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight; Los días que vendrán, again with Carlos Marques-Marcet, which won at the Malaga Festival; Costa Brava, Lebanon, led by Mounia Akl, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. More recently, she worked on Creatura, directed by Elena Martín, which won the Best European Film Award at the Directors’ Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival in 2023.
In addition, Clara directed the series Las Largas Sombras, and she previously directed the short film El Adiós, which won the Gaudí and the Golden Spike of the SEMINCI and was nominated for the European Academy Awards.