How does a mother feel when she finds out about her son’s death? Is there any comfort? How can anyone ask then for the organ donation? Would she be able to overcome her own pain and see the potential those organs have to save other lives? Silvia Mira, a nurse in Alicante, has been facing those questions for fifteen years. Mastering five different languages, she has been able to conduct more than 100 donation interviews to tourists and foreigners living in Spain. The Spanish Model, known worldwide, is based on the coordination of several professionals and, above all, on the attention given to donors´families . But Silvia is convinced she is not the one to thank. “It’s not because of me, is because of the donors´ families and its generosity”, she replies, when asked about her job.
Direction: Antonio Pérez Molero
Script: Antonio Pérez Molero
Production companies: Inicia Films with the support of MEDIA, the ICEC, the ICAA, and the CDA (Centro de Desarrollo Audiovisual).
Executive production: Valérie Delpierre
Direction of photography: Antonio Pérez Molero
Artistic direction: Mónica Bernuy
Direct sound: Roger Blasco and Alvaro Silva
Original soundtrack: Gonzalo Perales
Edition: Antonio Pérez Molero and Nuria Campabadal
Locations: Barcelona, Alicante, Germany and the UK
Founded in 2006, Inicia Films is an independent Spanish production company based in Barcelona. After many years of being involved in the audiovisual production industry, Valérie Delpierre decided to create her own company with the aim of developing projects, focused on international co-productions and the development of new talent. Our feature films, short films and documentaries have been selected and awarded in many international festivals, including the Berlinale (Best Opera Prima Award 2017 for Carla Simón’s Estiu 1993) and La Semaine de la Critique of Cannes (Leica Discovery Prize 2017 for Laura Ferrés’ The Disinherited). We have produced documentaries with different European production companies and with the support of TV channels such as RTVE, TVC, ARTE, ZDF and CBC as well as regional, national and European institutions. At this moment, we are developing two fiction feature films, two hybrid short films and a television documentary with the support of TVE.