"We want to give independent cinema and filmmaking new life and new shine"
Katdark Studios was founded in 2020 by Lucia Bärtschi and Erasmo Parra. We started out in Amsterdam, but have committed to a nomadic lifestyle since then. We travel where projects take us and are always happy to explore new destinations. We are currently based in Barcelona.
We founded Katdark to write, produce and direct our own feature films, short films, documentaries and scripted series and to collaborate as co-producers on international films.
Hi, I'm Lucia, I grew up in Switzerland where I first discovered my ambition in photography and storytelling. I decided to shoot my shot and moved to Amsterdam, where I studied photography.
That's where I met Erasmo, my partner. We hit it off right from the start and naturally our creative energies aligned in the process. He introduced me to the world of film, which has been a huge eye opener for me.
My passion for writing and story telling was finally put to use, my training in photography paid off as well, and all my Swiss sense for scheduling and organising even earned me the nickname 'Lucy Producy'.
Lucia Bärtschi, Writer, Photographer, Producer.
Hey, I'm Erasmo, I was born in Amsterdam and grew up between Europe and Chile. Music has been a major part of my early life, I've had my own record label and produced many artists.
However my heart's always been beating for film, and so I decided to follow that calling. At first I did a lot of experimental short films, commercial and corporate work, shooting for Chanel and L'Oréal amongst other brands.
But I've always wanted to tell my own stories and make my own films. I'm in love with cinema and everything that surrounds it. The magic of light, the magic of storytelling, the magic of moving pictures.