José Pascual Abellán – Writer
He got a Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Pedagogy, special education teacher, by the Castilla-La Mancha University. He took his first steps into Theater Literature with “El pirata Roberts,” an adaptation of “The Princess Bride,” a novel by William Goldman, which was performed for two years in the Castilla-La Mancha theater network.
He funds his own company with which he presents “Locas” (Crazy), the first text he writes, directs and produces. In the fall of 2011, he presents “Ceniza” (Ash), his second theatrical text. In 2013, besides touring with “Locas” (Crazy) and “Ceniza” (Ash), he presents “Versus”, a debate about freedom, guilt and generosity and “Las cosas que faltan”, about surrogate gestation.
Chiqui Fernández – Actress
She got a Bachelor’s degree in Acting by RESAD and she became popular on television in 2001 thanks to her supporting role in the series, Periodistas. In 2005, after giving birth to her first child, she recorded the series Mujeres, directed by Félix Sabroso and Dunia Ayaso. That was her first time in a leading role. TVE broadcast the series on the second public channel and obtained very respectable results in terms of audience as well as excellent critics.
In cinema, she has taken part in movies such as Flores de otro mundo, by Iciar Bollaín. Currently we can see her on the third season of the TV series Amar es para siempre (spinoff of Amar en tiempos revueltos), on Antena 3, playing the role of Consuelo Garcilán.
Awards and nominations
- Best Supporting Actress Award by Unión de Actores for her role as Miramar Crespo in “Periodistas” (2002)
- Best Starring Actress Award by Unión de Actores for her role as Irene in “Mujeres” (2006)
- Fotogramas de Plata Best Starring Actress Award for her role as Irene in “Mujeres” (2006)
Rocio Calvo – Actress
She started in the theater in 1990 with Beckett (Final de Partida), and among the great number of plays she has taken part in, we should mention “Si la cosa funciona” by Woody Allen, directed by Alberto Castillo-Ferrer, “Locos por el Té” by Danielle Navarro-Haudecoeur and Patrick Haudecoeur, directed by Quino Falero; MBIG (inspired in Shakespeare’s Macbeth) adapted and directed by José Martret, “Yerma” by Federico García Lorca and directed by Miguel Narros (2012 tour and 2013 season at Teatro María Guerrero ), Ivan-off (adaptation of Ivanov by A. Chejov) at La Casa de la Portera (3 seasons directed by José Martret who was also responsible for the adaptation of “Matrimonio de Boston” by David Mamet and directed by Quino Falero, “El Director” (Microteatro) by Sergio Rubio and directed by Daniel Azancot and Mariam Grande, “La parte del sol” written and directed by Secun de la Rosa, “Caídos del Cielo” written and directed by Paloma Pedrero or “A Ciegas”, written and directed by Jesús Campos. We should not forget smaller projects at café teatro or Cabaret. En el año 2000 she creates a company and puts on “Mentirosas”, by Secun de la Rosa, directed by Quiño Falero. On TVE she works under the supervision of director Gustavo Jiménez Vera on “Alesio”, by Ignacio García May.
On TVE she stars (from 2009 to 2011) in “El Club de Pizzicato”, playing the crazy character of Semifusa, but she can also be seen in practically all recent TV series, starting with director Antonio Mercero in “Farmacia de Guardia”, “Policias”, “El Comisario”, “Manolito Gafotas”, “Siete Vidas”, “Manos a la obra”, “Hermanos y Detectives”, “Hospital Central”, “Yo soy Bea”, “U.C.O.” or “Un paso adelante”.
In cinema she has worked under the orders of Nacho Pérez de la Paz and Jesús Ruiz in “Marta y Alrededores”, Imanol Uribe in “El viaje de Carol” and “Extraños”, “Cuernos de Mujer”, by Enrique Urbizu, Salvador García Ruis in “El otro barrio”, “Escuela de Seducción” by Javier Balaguer, “Cándida” by Guillermo Nesser, dubbing for “Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo 3D” (animation) by Javier Fesser or “Temporal” by Catxo.
Her training is just as extensive. She studied acting with Zulema Katz, Teatro Elfo, Paca Ojea, and since the year 2000, she has taken part in acting and training workshops with theater director José Ortega. Dance with Arnold Taraborrelli, currently with Luis Santamaría or Lindsay Kemp, Singing-voice with Ina Enaola, Jorge Uribe and currently with Beatriz Arenas.
Gabriel Beitia – Director
In 2010, alongside his friend Susan Béjar, they end up finalist in Notodofilmfest, with their short film, CAMBIO DE PLANES (CHANGE OF PLANS).
In 2011 Susan and Gabriel repeat their finalist position in Notodofilmfest as well as in the film festival organized by the National Radio, RNE, with their short film VUELO CANCELADO (FLIGHT CANCELLED).
In 2013, SUBTE, written by José Pascual Abellán and directed by Gabriel Beitia, wins the award to the best short film in the International Film Festival of Castilla-La Mancha.
In 2014, Gabriel shoots again with Susan Béjar, 21 with 40 and it becomes a finalist again in the short film festival of RNE and Notodofilmfest. So far, this short has received 60.000 hits.
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