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. In 2015 Ikiru Films released its second animation film CAPTURE THE FLAG (2015), directed by Enrique Gato, which also enjoyed a massive box office success in Spain and was released in more than 30 territories throughout 2016. In August 2017, Ikiru Films premiered the second part of Tad, TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS, another great box office success in Spain, with more than three million viewers, the most watched Spanish film in 2017.
In 2018, Ikiru Films inaugurated the year with the premiere of SARA’S NOTEBOOK, directed by Norberto López Amado, with Belén Rueda as the main character. In August 2018, driven by the desire of support the new talent, Ikiru Films premiered THE PACT, David Victori’s first feature film, starring Belén Rueda and Darío Grandinetti. At the end of August, YUCATÁN is released, directed by Daniel Monzón, with Luis Tosar, Rodrigo de la Serna, Joan Pera and Stephanie Cayo.
There are in postproduction the documentary SAN MAO AND THE OLIVE’S SHADOW, created by Marta Arribas and Ana Pérez; STAFF ONLY, directed by Neus Ballús, with Sergi López as the main character and TAXI TO GIBRALTAR, filmed by Alejo Flah, starring Dani Rovira and Joaquín Furriel. They are also immersed in the preproduction work of AN FORBIDDEN WORLD, by Salvador Calvo, starring Luis Tosar and Anna Castillo.
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). CAPTURE THE FLAG (2015) and TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS (2017) both directed by Enrique Gato. Currently the company has just released, SARA’S NOTEBOOK, directed by Norberto López Amado, YUCATAN, an Daniel Monzón movie, and THE PACT directed by David Victori.
Edmon Roch has also produced the TV movies TORNAR A CASA (2009) and EL SÍNDROME CACARECO (2010) directed by Breogán Riveiro. And in addition, it has also offered production services for the Spanish shoots of KAROL, UN PAPA RIMASTO UOMO (2006) (Giacomo Battitato); CAROLINA E LE SUE FIGLIE (2006) (Luigi Parisi); MIRAI YOSOUZU (2007) (Hiroshi Chono); PARTIR (2009) (Catherine Corsini); and GOMORRA (2013) (Stefano Sollima).
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. The last years she works as Executive Producer of TAD, THE LOST EXPLORER (2012), SÉPTIMO (2013) and THE PACT (2018), Associated Producer of CAPTURE THE FLAG (2015), and Delegated Producer of EL NIÑO (2014), TAD 2: THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS (2017), SARA’S NOTEBOOK and YUCATAN (both in 2018).