Film Directing


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Blank Canvas 72 mints Spain 2013

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Skye short film (2010) Beltaine TV, Fiction (2008)

Graduated in Audiovisual Media and Design Studies at the University of Central Lancashire in 1997, Mariela has an extensive experience of film directing, Producing and distributing as well as programming for International Film Festivals and Exhibitors. She completed her first feature length documentary “Blank Canvas”, at the beginning of 2013, scheduled for release in November 2013 with worldwide distribution through the Spanish film agency FREAK.

In 2003 Mariela formed an independent film production and Distribution Company, Candella films, with the aim of producing documentaries and fiction for Cinema and TV. Working with community groups to simulate a dynamic film culture and education and stimulate a taste for cinematic quality in the North West of England. As well as directing extensive documentaries where community groups where taking part on the making of the documentaries to tell their real stories, Mariela starts to experiment with these real stories adapting them into fiction counting with the participation of real people.

In 2010 she returns to Spain, her hometown, to direct and produce her latest short film SKYE, premiered at the official competition, the night of Spanish Cinema at the 55th edition of the International film festival, Seminci, Valladolid Spain.

Filmography as a director:

  • 24 cines por segundo: Sábanas blancas (Blank Canvas) Feature Documentary (2013)
  • Skye short film (2010) Beltaine TV, Fiction (2008)
  • The Flower Chamber Fiction/Documentary Short film (2006).
  • Mirada a las raíces Fiction/Documentary short films (2004).
  • Untitle Documentary/Animation short film (2002)
  • Moscas Experimental short film (2001)
  • Sleeping Peacock A video experimental as part of her thesis, (1999)


Candella Films Ltd.

International Media Centre

Adelphi House

The Crescent - Salford - Lancashire

United Kingdom

M3 6EN



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