Ikiru Films, S.L. was founded in May 2004 by Edmon Roch, who has a prestigious track record as a Producer for International Companies. His collaboration with Whit Stillman (BARCELONA, THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO) which began in 1993, brought him international acclaim. In 2006 Victoria Borrás, one of the most experienced, top Spanish Producers, joined Ikiru Films.
After serving as Delegate Production Company for Tom Tykwer’s PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER (2006), Ikiru Films produced Grojo’s MOON IN A BOTTLE (2007), and Edmon Roch’s GARBO: THE SPY (2009), winner of the Goya Award for Best Documentary Film, the Gaudí Awards for Best Documentary and Best Screenplay, and the Golden Giraldillo for Best European Documentary Film at SEFF. Ikiru Films also produced Andrucha Waddington’s LOPE (2010), in co-production with El Toro Pictures, A3 Films and Conspiraçao Filmes, which was officially selected at the Venice and Toronto festivals, and preselected by the Spanish Academy for the Oscars.
Ikiru Films also co-produced Alejandro González Iñárritu’s BIUTIFUL (2010) with Ménage Atroz and Mod Producciones, for which Javier Bardem won the Best Actor Award at Cannes, as well as Sönke Wortmann’s POPE JOAN (2009) with Constantin Film and Medusa Film. The company has also produced Daniel Benmayor’s action drama BRUC – THE MANHUNT (2010), Javier Ruiz Caldera’s GHOST GRADUATION (2012), Enrique Gato’s 3D animation film TAD, THE LOST EXPLORER (2012), with El Toro Pictures, Lightbox Entertainment, Telefonica Producciones and Telecinco Cinema, Patxi Amezcua’s SÉPTIMO (2013), with El Toro Pictures, Telecinco Cinema and the Argentinian coproducers K&S Films and Cepa Audiovisual and Daniel Monzón’s EL NIÑO (2014),coproduced with Telecinco Cinema, Vaca Films and La Ferme Productions.
Ikiru Films has also offered full production services for the shootings in Spain of KAROL, UN PAPA RIMASTO UOMO, Giacomo Battitato (2006), CAROLINA E LE SUE FIGLIE, Luigi Parisi (2006), MIRAI YOSOUZU, Hiroshi Chono (2007), PARTIR, Catherine Corsini (2009), GOMORRA, Stefano Sollima (2013) and it has coproduced with Formato Producciones, Breogan Riveiro’s TV-Movies VOLVER A CASA (2009) and EL SÍNDROME CACARECO (2010).
His credits as a Producer include: Whit Stillman’s BARCELONA (1994); Fernando Colomo’s THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT (1995); Jean-Jaques Annaud’s SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET (1997) where he served as UPM; and Whit Stillman’s THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO (1998). He was also Delegate Producer and Line Producer for the first and third films of Peter Greenaway’s trilogy THE TULSE LUPER SUITCASES (2002/2004).
Edmon Roch also line produced Fernando Colomo’s series for TVE FAMOUS & CO. (1999). As a writer, his credits include the award-winning documentary AWAY FROM THE FLOCK (1994) about the British artist Damien Hirst, Rosa Vergés’ TIC TAC (1997), SMALLS for Immi Pictures (1998), and Gustavo Ron’s MIA SARAH (2006). More recently he has published the book “Películas Clave del Cine Bélico” (Ed. Ma Non Troppo, 2008)
With his company Ikiru Films, Edmon Roch was the Delegate Producer of Tom Tykwer’s PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER (2006). And after serving as Producer and Executive Producer for Grojo’s MOON IN A BOTTLE (2007), he wrote, directed, and produced GARBO: THE SPY (2009), which won the Goya Award for Best Documentary Film, the Gaudí Awards for Best Documentary and Best Screenplay, and the Golden Giraldillo for Best European Documentary Film at SEFF.
He co-produced Alejandro González Iñárritu’s BIUTIFUL (2010) and Sönke Wortmann’s POPE JOAN (2009), and produced Andrucha Waddington’s LOPE (2010), Daniel Benmayor’s BRUC- THE MANHUNT (2010), Javier Ruiz Caldera’s GHOST GRADUATION (2012), Enrique Gato’s TAD, THE LOST EXPLORER (2012), Patxi Amezcua’s SÉPTIMO (2013) and Daniel Monzon’s EL NIÑO (2014). He is currently working on Enrique Gato’s animation feature film CAPTURE THE FLAG.
Victoria Borrás has been a Producer since 1984, and has great experience in the fields of TV, advertising, and film. In 1990 she founded Avanti Films and produced feature films such as Rosa Vergés’ BOOM BOOM (1990), Félix Rotaeta’s CHATARRA (1991), Marion Hänsel’s SUR LA TERRE COMME AU CIEL (1992), Rosa Vergés’ SOUVENIR (1994), and Rosa Vergés’ TIC TAC (1997).
As Line Producer she has been in charge of numerous productions including: Whit Stillman’s BARCELONA (1994), José Luis Guerin’s TREN DE SOMBRAS (1997), Michael Bray’s THE SEA CHANGE (1998), Terry Marcel’s THE LAST SEDUCTION II (1999), Alain Dehalleux’s DON’T CRY, GERMAIN (2000), Marco Bechis’s SONS AND DAUGTHERS (2001), Cedrich Kaplish’s L’AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE (2002), Bernard Rapp’s PAS SI SIMPLE (2002), Alfonso Albacete & David Menkes’ SEARCHING FOR LOVE (2004), Guillem Morales’ THE UNCERTAIN GUEST (2004), and Marc Recha’s DIES D’AGOST (2006). She’s also been the Delegate Producer of the Spanish shoots of Giacomo Battiato’s KAROL, UN PAPA RIMASTO UOMO (2005), Luigi Parigi’s CATERINA E LE SUE FIGLIE (2006), Hiroshi Chono’s MIRAI YOSOUZU (2007), Catherine Corsini’s PARTIR (2008) or Stefano Sollima’s VESUBIO (2013).
She is currently an associate of Ikiru Films, here she served as Delegate Producer of MOON IN A BOTTLE (2007), Associate Producer of GARBO, THE SPY (2009) and LOPE (2009), as Executive Producer and Production Manager of BRUC- THE MANHUNT (2010), for which she won a Gaudí Award for Best Production Management, and as Executive Producer of TAD, THE LOST EXPLORER (2012) and SÉPTIMO (2013)