Marta Lallana García is originally from Zaragoza, in the north of Spain. Having graduating from the Arts School of Zaragoza, she moved to Barcelona to study Cinema at the Pompeu Fabra University. While at UPF, she developed a strong passion for visual arts as photography and film.
She combines filmmaking with photography as she cannot imagine one without another. While shooting cinema, she is thinking in creating images with a strong narrative per se and while she is making photographs, she is influenced in captivating more than an image, a cinematographic atmosphere. On the basis of her existing work, she was selected in 2016 among 5.000 aspiring photographers to compete in the Sky Arts Master of Photography competition, which has been aired across European television. She was one of the three finalists and her work was supervised by prestigious photographers such as Alex Webb, Bruce Gilden and David Lachapelle.
From 2016 to 2019, she writes, produces and directs her feature debut OJOS NEGROS. Winner of the BIZNAGA DE PLATA BEST SPANISH FILM at the Malaga Film Festival 2019. Produced by Nanouk Films and distributed by FILMIN, it premiered in theaters in July 2019. It had a great run through festivals, with more than 20 selections. It is worth noting the international competition within the Official Section of BAFICI (Buenos Aires), the San Sebastián SSIFF Film Festival, or the Best Direction award at the Cinespaña festival (Toulouse). In addition, it was nominated to the Gaudí Awards and the Feroz Awards.
She is currently in the process of shooting her second feature film as screenwriter and director MUYERES, produced by Corte y Confección de Películas, which has obtained funding from the Spanish Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA), the Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals (ICEC) and TVE.
She combines the work of creating her feature films with other assignments as director or screenwriter of short pieces such as the Making Off for the series Vida Perfecta (Movistar, Best Series and Best Performance Award at Cannes 2019) or video clips such as Rambalín, by Rodrigo Cuevas and Raül Refree.
She is enthusiastic about expanding the depth and reach of photography and film, so would love to collaborate with others on interesting projects and exhibit her work. If you have any ideas or would like to know more, please get in touch!