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Gato Negro Media

We are an independent production company based in London and Venezuela. We produce Audiovisual projects with a focus on women, social issues, migration, music and activism. Our aim is to deliver creative and original projects of meaningful content with international appeal.

 

 

THE TEAM


SUSY PENA

Susy is a Venezuelan sociologist and filmmaker. She grew up in Caracas and studied at the Central University of Venezuela where she graduated with a master degree in sociology.

From the age of 24 she worked as a Producer and Director for a youth cultural public TV channel. The first program she created and developed was an Experimental Touristic Reality TV Show that was run successfully for several years becoming one of the hits of the channel. Susy was also part of the team that created the first feminist daily show on Venezuelan TV, where she worked as the General Producer and Studio Director.

After working for three years in the Venezuelan TV channel she moved to the UK to learn English and to study a Master Degree in Documentary at Royal Holloway University.

During her time in London she has also worked as the Art and Education Project Coordinator in a charity to help Latin American families and children to integrate into British Education System.

Right now she is eager to document Latin America and especially Venezuela and its citizens living through the country’s biggest crisis.

Susy believes there is a lack of representation of women in mainstream media, and her aim is to work with women as her central characters. The Guardian commissioned her opera prima in early 2019, The Breadmaker.

ALEX BARTSCH

Alex is a documentary photographer and filmmaker from Strasbourg, France. He moved to the UK and studied Arts and Media at the University for Creative Arts. Now based in London ,he has spent the last three years documenting the locations of reggae record sleeves photographed in London between 1967 and 1988. His project Covers, which is published on OneLoveBooks, is a series of 50 photographs in which Alex revisits the original location of each record sleeve across London.