Visto desde el zaguán
Visto desde el zaguán (loosely translated as seen from a doorway/porch) was formed in 2008 in Barcelona by Philippe Faujas and Jacqueline Heeley. Their themes are usually concerned with memory, place and loss. Shot mostly in black and white using what could be termed lo-fi video equipment, their films are self-funded and consequently avail of next-to no budget. Visto desde el zaguán value the freedom this self-inflicted situation provides to develop stories by drawing together the threads of writing, filming, editing, grading and sound construction, although very rarely in this order as each story imposes its particular requirements. To date 10 films have been shown at the following festivals: 6th Cairo Video Festival (2014), International Film Poetry Festival (Athens, 2014), Visionara 22, (Siena, 2015), Sky Road Film Festival (Clifden, 2015), aDifferent Festival, (Wisconsin, 2017). Two films were published by Ob’Art, (Barcelona, 2009) and the Journal of Short Film (Ohio State University, 2012). In 2015, they participated in Culture Night with films at Glór, Ennis and at the Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. In 2017, two of their shorts were screened as part of Glór’s Film Season Programme. Visto desde el zaguán moved from Barcelona to Kinvara, Co. Galway in 2013.