Noon Films S.L., Bless Bless Productions
In the 1960s and 1970s, Antonia Santiago Amador, alias “La Chana”, was a hugely popular flamenco dancer – until she suddenly vanished from the public eye, at the height of her career. After she played a role in the Peter Sellers film THE BOBO (1967) the star invited her to Hollywood, but it wasn’t to be. In her baroque boudoir in Barcelona, the frail and elderly dancer now reveals the reason her career came to such an abrupt end.
Studied Architectural Design at the University of Edinburgh and Directing and Editing at the Prague Film School. She has independently produced over 30 short format documentaries for The Guardian, The New York Times and Global Post. Her work has also been displayed in the context of video art in exhibitions in Vienna, Graz, Barcelona and Edinburgh. In 2014, she established Noon Films S.L. a production company focused on creative documentaries in Barcelona.
2016 La Chana