Visto desde el zaguán
Concentrating on things seen from our doorway that occur in the city or elsewhere and that mostly go unnoticed
Visto desde el zaguán (loosely translated as seen from a doorway/porch)
was formed in 2008,
in Barcelona, by Philippe Faujas and Jacqueline Heeley.
The themes we explore are usually concerned with memory, place and loss.
We shoot mostly in black and white using what could probably be termed Lo-Fi video equipment.
Our films are self-funded and, consequently, avail of next-to-no budget.
We value the freedom this self-inflicted situation provides to develop the stories we want to tell
by drawing together the threads of writing, filming, editing, grading and sound construction,
although very rarely in this order as each story imposes its particular requirements.
To date we have made 10 films that have been shown at the following festivals:
6th Cairo Video Festival (2014), International Film Poetry Festival (Athens, 2014),
Visionara 22, (Siena, 2015), Sky Road Film Festival (Clifden, 2015), aDifferent Festival,
Two of our films were published by Ob'Art, (Barcelona, 2009)
and the Journal of Short Film (Ohio State University, 2012).
In 2015, we participated in Culture Night with films at Glór, Ennis
and at the Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.
In 2017, two of our short films were screened as part of Glór's Film Season Programme.
Visto desde el zaguán moved from Barcelona to Kinvara, Co. Galway in 2013.