Xavier Esteban

XAVIER ESTEBAN CASAS

Xavier Esteban (1983) is an editor and director. In 2005 he joined the production company Sagrera Audiovisual as a documentary, fiction and television report editor. Since 2009 he has combined his role as editor with that of director. He has directed and edited the short documentary film Sinfonía obrera (Worker’s Symphony) (2010), Les màquines del temps (The Time Machines) (2011), Decálogo para la revolución individual (Decalogue for the Individual Revolution) (2014), The Show (2013) and Camino de Mayo (May’s Path) (2015). As editor, he highlights his work in the feature-length documentary film Mai és tan fosc (It Is Never Darker) (Èrika Sánchez, 2014) and the short film Panteres (Panthers) (Èrika Sánchez, 2019).

In 2014 he participated in an artistic residence at the Valparaíso Cultural Park with the project La Rosa y el fuego (The Rose and the Fire).

His extensive musical and visual background has enabled him to create interesting live shows with musicians such as Xavi Alías, Anímic, Esperit, etc.

He is currently directing and editing the documentary feature-length film Perifèria (Outskirts) co-directed with the journalist Odei A-. Etxearte.

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Curriculum vitae

Education

  • Master of Arts in Film and TV Direction and Production at Ramon Llull University (Barcelona) (2006-2007).
  • Bachelor of Arts in Audiovisual Communication at Ramon Llull University (Barcelona) (2001-2006).
  • Course in finance and distribution of documentaries at SGAE Author Foundation.
  • Workshop “The Straw in the Eye” on the art of protest from Pasolini to our times. Performed at the CCCB (Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona). Professors Andrés Hispano, Bani Brusadin, Félix Pérez-Hita and Isabel Escudero.

Filmography as Director and Screenwriter

  • Perifèria (Outskirts) Feature-length documentary film. Directed by Xavier Esteban and Odei A. Etxearte. Produced by Antivaho Cinematográfico in co-production with TV3. Premiere planned for 2020.
  • Dietari final (Final Dietary) Feature-length documentary film in progress. Directed by Ariadna Pujol and Èrika Sánchez. Produced by Antivaho Cinematográfico. Initiative of the Masters in Documentary Creation at Pompeu Fabra University. Collaboration in script writing.
  • Camino de Mayo (May’s Path) (2015) Medium-length fiction film. Produced by Antivaho Cinematográfico.
  • La rosa y el fuego (The rose and the fire) (2014) Documentary short filmed on artistic residence at the Valparaíso Cultural Park. Co-produced by Antivaho Cinematográfico and Chile’s Cultural Council Device Project.
  • Decálogo para la revolución individual (Decalogue for the Individual Revolution) (2014) Experimental audiovisual collection. Produced by Antivaho Cinematográfico. Presented at Sala d’Art Torre Muntadas.
  • The Show (2013) Documentary short film. Produced by Antivaho Cinematográfico for Acsur-Las Segovias. Selected for national and international festivals.
  • Entre veïns (Among Neighbours) (2011) BTV report-fiction program. Produced by Sagrera Audiovisual (5 chapters).
  • Les màquines del temps (The Time Machines) (2011) Film essay. Produced by Antivaho Cinematográfico. Presented at Sala d’Art Torre Muntadas.
  • Sinfonía obrera (Worker’s Symphony) (2010) Found footage film essay for the Democratic Memorial of Catalonia. Produced by Antivaho Cinematográfico.

Filmography as Editor

  • PerifèriaOutskirts (2020) Feature-length documentary film. Directed by Xavier Esteban and Odei A. Etxearte. Produced by Antivaho Cinematográfico in co-production with TV3. Premiere planned for 2020.
  • Panteres – Panthers (2020) Short Film written and directed by Èrika Sánchez. World premiere at the Berlinale 2020.
  • Merlí (2017) TV series. Directed by Eduard Cortés. Produced by Nova Veranda. Support editor. Editors: Domi Parra, Luís Rico and Martí Roca.
  • Oh Happy Day (2016) Entertainment program for Televisió de Catalunya (TV3). Produced by Nova Veranda.
  • Gent de Món (People of the World) (2016) Docushow for Televisió de Catalunya (TV3). Directed by Dani and Jaume Serra. Produced by BCNPLAY.
  • Contratiempo (Setback) (2016) Feature film. Directed by Oriol Paulo. Produced by Think Studio, AtresMedia, Colosé and Nostromo Pictures. Assistant Editor. Editor: Jaume Martí.
  • Camino de Mayo (May’s Path) (2015) Medium-length fiction film. Directed by Èrika Sánchez and Xavier Esteban. Produced by Antivaho Cinematográfico.
  • La rosa y el fuego (The Rose and the Fire) (2014) Documentary short filmed on artistic residence at the Valparaíso Cultural Park. Directed by Èrika Sánchez and Xavier Esteban. Co-production of Antivaho Cinematográfico and Chile’s Cultural Council Device Project.
  • Decálogo para la revolución individual (Decalogue for the Individual Revolution) (2014) Experimental audiovisual collection. Directed by Èrika Sánchez and Xavier Esteban. Produced by Antivaho Cinematográfico, exhibited at Sala d’Art Torre Muntadas.
  • Mai és tan fosc (It Is Never Darker) (2014) Feature-length documentary film about the figure of Arcadi Oliveres. Directed by Èrika Sánchez. Produced by Únicamente Severo Films in collaboration with Antivaho Cinematográfico.
  • The Show (2013) Documentary short film. Directed by Èrika Sánchez and Xavier Esteban. Produced by Antivaho Cinematográfico for Acsur-Las Segovias. Selected for national and international festivals.
  • Entre veïns (Among Neighbours) (2011) BTV report-fiction program. Directed by Èrika Sánchez and Xavier Esteban. Produced by Sagrera Audiovisual (5 chapters).
  • Les màquines del temps (The Time Machines) (2011) Film essay. Directed by Èrika Sánchez and Xavier Esteban. Produced by Antivaho Cinematográfico. Presented at Sala d’Art Torre Muntadas.
  • Sinfonía obrera (Worker’s Symphony) (2010) Found footage film essay for the Memorial Democràtic de Catalunya (Democratic Memorial of Catalonia). Directed by Èrika Sánchez and Xavier Esteban. Produced by Antivaho Cinematográfico.
  • Ahimsa, contra la guerra (Ahimsa, Against the War) (2009) Informative documentary. Directed by Èrika Sánchez. Produced by Antivaho Cinematográfico for Justícia i Pau Catalunya (Justice and Peace Catalonia). Teaching material for schools.
  • Huevos (Eggs) (2006) Fiction short film. Directed by Èrika Sánchez. Produced by Sagrera Audiovisual.

PERIOD 2005-2009. Responsible for the editing department of Sagrera Audiovisual. Editor of:

  • Spanish Hollywood Documentary for television. Directed by Ramon Colom and Pablo Bujosa. Co-production of ARTE (France), Avro (Netherlands), Chello Multicanal (Spain) and Televisión de Castilla la Mancha (Spain). First Prize at the New York International Film Festival 2010.
  • La expulsión de los moriscos (The Expulsion of the Moors) Documentary for television. Directed by Miguel E. López. Co-production of ARTE (France), Canal Historia (Spain) and Televisión Española (Spanish Television) – RTVE.
  • La maleta de Penón (Penón’s Suitcase) Documentary for television. Directed by Manolo Guerra. Documentos TV Chapter (RTVE).
  • Fabián Estapé, Retrato documental para televisión (Documentary portrait for television). Directed by Dani Serra. Co-production with TV3.
  • Juan Carlos I, Rey de España (Juan Carlos I, King of Spain) Documentary for television. Directed by Daniel Leconte and Anne-Elizabeth Lozano. Series chapter “The Childhood of a Leader” for Canal Sur.
  • 18 i + (18 and +) Docu-fiction series for Barcelona TV (BTV) – 5 Seasons. Directed by Jaume Serra
  • Betrópolis Magazine for BTV. Directed by David Vilella and Dani Serra

Director and Editor of Live Shows and Video Clips

  • MUSICAL PROJECT “CARIB AND XAVI ALÍAS” (2016) Concept. Produced by Antivaho Cinematográfico
  • VIDEOCLIP “Lluitem” (Let’s Fight) (2015) by Xavi Alías for Escafandra Barcelona
  • Live show for Anímic (2014)
  • Live show for Esperit (2013)
  • VIRAL SPOT FOR SAÓ ASSOCIATION (2011)
  • Literary Jam Session of Kosmopolis Festival for the CCCB (2011)
  • SPOT FOR THE CAMPAIGN “PRAT KM.0” (2010) for the City Council of Prat de Llobregat.
  • MUSICAL SPOT “AL MEU RITME” (At My Own Pace) (2013-2015) for La Capsa.

Teaching

  • Teaching collaborator on the Masters Degree in Fiction on Film and Television. Production, scriptwriting and direction. Ramon Llull University (2015).
  • Teaching collaborator on the Degree in Audiovisual Communication. Ramon Llull University. (2014-2015)
  • Teaching collaborator on the Audiovisual Performance Course for SAÓ Association.

Contributing writer

  • La Directa