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Gerard Mates

Born at Barcelona in 1984, Gerard began to direct when he was only 10. His first films were short documentaries with his father's 9mm camera. After finishing his degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the Universidad Politécnica of Catalunya, he traveled to Sydney, Australia, to study his true passion: film direction and screenplay. He attended the Sydney International Film School between 2009 and 2011, directed, producing, editing and writing short films. “Qué verán los dragones en chicas como yo” (2019) is one of the most awarded short films at international festivals. In 2012, Gerard traveled from Australia to México. He directed many ads for brands such as BMW, FIAT, Nutrioli, Telcel, General Motors and LALA, and several recieved awards in the United States. In the realm of cinema, he directed the second season of “Espectro” (201), “No sé si cortarme las venas o dejármelas largas” (2013) and the not yet premiered “Mind Puppets” (2016).

CATATONIAVISION, based in Los Angeles and Mexico, is a newly formed production company merger.

Catatonia has been one of Mexico’s top commercial production companies, with a stellar roster of directors for over two decades.

Vision is a Management and Production company founded by Andres Budnik and Liam Scholey; the company produces multi-platform premium content for the US, Latin America, and Europe and boasts an exceptional client roster that includes many of Latin America’s most renowned and innovative directors, which are crossovers into the commercial space.

In this website you can find our top commercial directors who have recently worked on global brands: KFC, Vitamin Water, FIAT, Tienda Inglesa, and more.

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U.S.A.

Miguel A. Boccaloni
Executive Producer
+1 858 264 6310
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Los Angeles, California

Andres Budnik
Executive Producer Partner
+1 424 230 3270
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Los Angeles, California

U.S. Nationwide Representative

Isabel Echeverry
Executive Producer
Kontakto
+1 310 498 3610
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Mexico

Varónica Valadez
Executive Producer Partner
+52 55 2623 2220
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Mexico City

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