THE FILMMAKERS

Justin Webster, Director

Justin has a continuing passion for crafting non-fiction narratives. He developed this first, as a writer, while working as a reporter for The Independent in London the early 90s, having graduated in classical literature from Cambridge University. After moving to Barcelona, as a freelance non-fiction writer, he began working regularly with leading photographers, and at the same time, he became an independent producer/director for news features and short documentaries. In 2004 he directed his first feature length documentary, FC Barcelona Confidential, which won several international awards and soon became a classic football film, for its amazing access and character-driven, observational, narrative style. Since then, Justin has directed a series of award-winning films, all produced by Sumpta Ayuso, founding partner of JWP, on subjects as diverse as the lives of jihadi terrorists, or the inspiring work of a transplant doctor, or the photographic testimony to the drama of African emigration, or a story of love, murder and political conspiracy in Guatemala. The films are either interview-driven and investigative, or observational, following an unfolding story, but are all driven by the passion for discovering the right characters, and finding the compelling narrative through which to tell a real story. Justin holds the firm belief that true stories, told with craft but without invention, can be just as dramatic, creative and revealing as fiction. 

His filmography includes the following titles and awards:

– Soapbox Mexico (2013)
– Life from Others (2012)
– Convict the Judge (2011)
Winner, Jury Prize, International Political Film Festival — FICP (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Selected for International Human Rights Film Festival (Mexico)
– José María Aznar’s Unfinished Business (2010)
– Last White Man Standing (2010)
– The Ref (2008)
– Bieito’s Ghosts (2008)
– The Madrid Connection (2007)
Selected for PRIX EUROPA, Finalist EBU Golden Link Award, Selected at Monte-Carlo Television Festival
– Photographing the Exodus (2005)
Winner, Santiago Alvarez Festival, Cuba – Winner, best edition, FIGRA, France – Winner, Manos Unidas Prize, Spain
– FC Barcelona Confidential (2005)
Official Selection Zagreb Dox, Winner Preis Grimme (Germany), Winner PRIX EUROPA, Invited DOC AVIV (Israel)
– Boiler Room (2004)
Finalist, all media, Foreign Press Association Awards

Sumpta Ayuso, Executive Producer

In the ten years that JWP has been producing feature length documentaries for international audiences, Sumpta has built up close relationships, tested through a series of international co-productions, with BBC Storyville, TVCatalunya, The Danish Film Institute, ITVS, Canal + España, RTS, SVT, Al Jazeera, EU Media Fund and many more. In 2007 she was nominated for the EBU Golden Link Award for outstanding international co-production, for the film The Madrid Connection. With a degree in Business Administration Cialis super active, Sumpta combines an intense grasp of the details of complex productions, with creative flare, and extraordinary reliabilty. In 2013, she managed the development and launch of a new high profile format, a 7-part docuseries for Al Jazeera, overseeing a large creative team and successfully delivering to an extremely high standard. 

Director Justin Webster
Producer Sumpta Ayuso
Director of Photography Lucas Gath
Line Producer Carlos del Valle
Editors Simón Hernández,
Jim Loomis
Narrative Consultant Jesper Osmund
Composer Camilo Sanabria
Assistant Producers Kristina Rodemann, Martin Rocca
Production reconstruction Albert Espel
Producer in Guatemala Claudia Méndez
Photography Consultant Cosmo Campbell
Post-production ApuntolaPospo
Executive production Spain Carles Porta
Co-producers Antàrtida Oscar Rodríguez
Co-producers Plus Pictures Mette Heide
Executive Producer BBC Nick Fraser
Executive Producer ITVS Sally Jo Fifer
Executive Producer TVE Andrés Luque
Executive Producer DFI Helle Hansen
Executive Producer TVCatalunya Joan Salvat
Executive Producer Canal+ Iñigo Trojaola
Executive Producer RTS Gaspard Lamunière
A JWP production in association with Antartida Produccions & Plus Pictures