BOWFINGER INTERNATIONAL PICTURES, a film production company located in Donostia and Madrid, was created in early 2003 with the aim of not only developing and producing projects for the domestic market with the possibility of internationalisation, but also of providing production services to production companies that lack knowledge of the country or know-how the business, therefore likewise offering consultancy to develop lines of communication for different feature films not produced by us.

Directed by the producers María Luisa Gutiérrez and Santiago Segura, it is part of the main industry forums: EPE-APV (Basque Producers Association) belonging to FAPAE.

Little need be said of one of its main partners, Santiago Segura, since his career as an actor, director and producer is more than well known.

The second principal partner, María Luisa Gutiérrez, in addition to her professional involvement in the artistic representation of Santiago Segura and the companies he manages since 1999, also currently occupies an important institutional role within the industry as a member of the Board of Directors of the Film Academy.

In the production of feature films for the cinema, we aim to carry out projects that are capable of attracting a wide audience and that combine quality with marketability. Thus, NIEVE NEGRA (Black Snow) with Ricardo Darín, Leonardo Svaraglia and Laia Costa was a blockbuster in 2017 in Argentina, as well as CASI LEYENDAS (Almost Legends) with Diego Peretti, Diego Torres and Santiago Segura and SOLO SE VIVE UNA VEZ (You only live once) with Peter Lanzani, Arancha Martí Martín, Gérard Depardieu, Hugo Silva and Santiago Segura. We are now post producing SIN RODEOS (No Filter) directed by Santiago Segura and NO DORMIRÁS (You won’t sleep) directed by Gustavo Hernández. We are now shooting the Spanish-Argentinian co-production PERDIDA (Lost), JEFE (Boss) directed by Sergio Barrejón, OLA DE CRÍMENES (Crime Wave) coproduced by Mediaset and AJEDREZ PARA TRES (Cheese for three) co-produced with Telefónica Studios.

In the area of communications for feature films, the company attempts to combine the experience of its senior management with the provision of highly-qualified personnel for each specific project – all this according to the individual needs of the project.

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Maria Luisa Gutierrez

Born in Guadalajara in 1973. She studied Business Studies at the Complutense University of Madrid, graduating in 1994. She specialised in marketing and commercialisation. Following this, she completed various master’s degrees, of which the General Management Programme that she undertook at IESE in 2007 is noteworthy.

Her professional career includes general management and production for the companies Amiguetes Entertainment, Amiguetes Enterprises and Bowfinger International Pictures since 2004, where she has also been responsible for communications in the projects carried out during this period.

In the film world, she started as a budget controller and cash flow manager at Marea Films. And thus, before working as director of production, she was in charge of cost control for the films ISLA NEGRA, AIRBAG, GO FOR GOLD!, THE IMPOSTOR.

As Director of Production and Executive Producer she has worked on TORRENTE 2: MISIÓN EN MARBELLA, ASESINO EN SERIO, UNA DE ZOMBIS, PROMEDIO ROJO, EL ASOMBROSO MUNDO DE BORJAMARI Y POCHOLO, TORRENTE 3: EL PROTECTOR, LA MAQUINA DE BAILAR, TENSIÓN SEXUAL NO RESUELTA, TORRENTE 4: LETHAL CRISIS, TRES 60 and TORRENTE 5: OPERACIÓN EUROVEGAS.

She currently is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Film Academy and Member of the Europen Film Academy.