Acclaimed filmmaker and legendary spot helmer Bob Giraldi announced today that he is partnering with Mexico City-based Catatonia Films to create CATATONIA GIRALDI, a multinational production/media company representing international directors for commercial and long form projects, including entertainment content for the Internet. Catatonia Films is owned by directors/partners Carlos “Hari” Sama, Juan Carlos Martin, and Arturo Pereyra, all of whom are owner/partners with Giraldi in the new venture.
New York-based Katya Meyer is Managing Director of CATATONIA GIRALDI, which launches with Sama and Martin on the roster, as well as celebrated feature filmmaker Luis Mandoki, director Cesar Pesquera of Spain and Ernesto Kullock from Argentina. More signings are in the offing. Debbie Merlin is the company’s Executive Producer.
CATATONIA GIRALDI will represent its roster in the Hispanic market throughout the United States, and for the general market in the US and Canada.
Giraldi retains his other spotmaking and filmmaking ventures, including GIRALDI, through which he directs commercials short films, and features.