The Mecanismo Team
An economics graduate from CarlosIIIUniversity in Madrid, Juan began his professional career as an economic consultant for the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (Taiwan). He then went on to join the Cultural Industries Department of the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX) promoting the Spanish TV and film industry in the international market. In 2002, Juan joined the directive team of the Spanish Federation of Audiovisual Producers (FAPAE), where he managed the International Audiovisual Programme offering consultancy in audiovisual finance. In 2006, Juan set up the production company SUKI FILMS and co-produced the feature Guantanamero (Original title. Arrítmia) directed by Vicente Peñarrocha starring Derek Jacobi, Rupert Evans and Natalia Verbeke. In 2007, Juan executive produced the film R Rated, a feature directed by Félix Sabroso and Dunia Ayaso, starring Candela Peña and Goya Toledo which was released in 2008. Juan is founding member of production companies METAVERSE and MECANISMO FILMS, the sister company of SUKI FILMS.
Director of Content
With a joint honours degree in Translation, Drama and Film & Media from SalamancaUniversity, Patricia began her professional career in theatre and radio. In 1999, Patricia moved to Madrid to write for ZEPPELÍN TV on a range of their TV entertainment shows including Big Brother. In 2001, Patricia joined the production company BROTHERS & SISTERS as international sales director. From 2003, Patricia combined her work at international film festivals with her script-writing and development work, including the short film she wrote and directed called “Diary of a man/woman out of love”. In 2005, Patricia joined SUKI FILMS as development director continuing in the same capacity in 2007 for METAVERSE and MECANISMO FILMS. In 2008, Patricia founded her own production company, MOMOSAN FILMS.
Diego López Álvarez
Higher Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Cantabria, Diego began his professional career in 2005 working for the leading consulting and telecommunications companies EVERIS and INDRA. Afterwards, he began his Diploma in Film Production at ECAM, the Madrid School of Film and a graduate formation in Cinematographic Script at Carlos III university. Since 2008 he works in MECANISMO FILMS.