TONI NOVELLA

Producer


Toni Novella is a graduate in Media & Communication Science – specialising in Image and Sound, from Madrid’s Universidad Complutense. During his time as a student he began his career in film production as apprentice production manager on films such as Bazar Viena (1989) by Amalio Cuevas. On finishing his studies he worked as production assistant on Pedro Almodóvar’s High Heels (1991) and Eduardo Campoy’s Demasiado Corazón (1991).

From 1992 he worked as production assistant on a long list of films including Acción Mutante (“Mutant Action”, 1992) by Alex de la Iglesia, Luis García Berlanga’s Todos a la Cárcel (“Everyone Off to Jail”, 1993), Kika (1993) by Pedro Almodóvar, Arruinados and Sálvate si Puedes (1994) by Joaquín Trincado, Almodóvar’s The Flower of My Secret (1995) Live Flesh (1997) and All About My Mother (1998), Cha, Cha, Cha (1997) by Antonio del Real and Manuel Gómez Pereira’s Entre las Piernas (“Between Your Legs”, 1998).

His first film as Production Manager was Ray Loriga’s La Pistola de Mi Hermano (“My Brother’s Gun”, 1997), followed by One of the Hollywood Ten (2000) by Karl Francis, Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone (2000), Intacto (2000) by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Almodóvar’s Talk to Her (2002).

From 2002, Toni Novella has been Line Producer of films such as Descongélate (“Chill Out”) by Félix Sabroso and Dunia Ayaso and Almodóvar’s Volver (2005), for which he received his first nomination for a Goya award. These were followed by The Bourne Ultimatum by Paul Greengrass (2007), on which he was the production manager: second unit, Madrid, Steven Soderbergh’s Che (2007), Almodóvar’s Broken Embraces (2008) and Andrucha Waddington’s Lope (2009), for which he received his second Goya award nomination. Pedro Almodóvar’s 2010 film The Skin I Live In saw him once again nominated for a Goya Award for Best Production Direction. Next came Red Lights by Rodrigo Cortés (2011), Almodóvar’s I’m So Excited in 2012 and Turning Tide by Christophe Offenstein (2012).

In 2013 he won his first Goya and Premio Gaudí awards for Best Production Direction for El Niño by Daniel Monzón. 2013 also saw Toni Novella work on Ridley Scott’s blockbuster Exodus as the Production Manager in Almería.

For his work on Fernando González Molina’s Palm Trees in the Snow (2014), he was again nominated for a Goya Award. In 2015 Toni was Line Producer on Almodóvar’s Julieta, while in 2016 he was also Line Producer on Lennart Ruff, Titan, as well as on Fernando González Molina’s The Invisible Guardian.

In 2017, he signed as Line Producer for Sara’s Notebook by Norberto López Amado and Yucatán (2017) by Daniel Monzón. In 2019 he does so for El viaje de Marta (Staff only) by Neus Ballús and Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory for which he obtains the Audiovisual Valenciano Award to the Best Production Direction and appears, once again, among the nominees to the Goya Award to the Best Production Direction.

As well as his prolific career in cinema, Toni has also directed production on a number of television mini-series and advertisements.

He gives classes on Production at a number of universities and film schools.

Features Films

Dolor y gloria (Pedro Almodóvar) 2019.

Line Producer

★ Valencian Audiovisual Award for the best Production Management

El viaje de Marta (Staff only) (Neus Ballús) 2019.

Line Producer

El Cuaderno de Sara (Norberto López Amado) 2017

Line Producer

Yucatán (Daniel Monzón) 2017.

Line Producer

El Guardián Invisible (Fernando González Molina) 2016.

Line Producer

The Titan (Lennart Ruff) 2016.

Line Producer

Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar) 2015.

Line Producer

Palmeras en la Nieve (Palm trees in the snow) (Fernando González Molina) 2014.

Line Producer

Exodus (Ridley Scott) 2013.

Production Manager (Spain)

El Niño (Daniel Monzón) 2013.

Line Producer

★ Goya Best Production supervision.
★ Gaudí Best Production supervision.

En solitaire (Christophe Offenstein) 2012.

Production Manager (Spain)

Los amantes pasajeros (I’m so excited!) (Pedro Almodóvar) 2012.

Line Production

Red lights (Rodrigo Cortés) 2011.

Line Production

La piel que habito (The skin I live in) (Pedro Almodóvar) 2010.

Line Production

The Way (Emilio Estévez) 2009.

Line Productor

Lope (Andrucha Waddington) 2009.

Line Productor

Los abrazos rotos (Broken embrances) (Pedro Almodóvar) 2008.

Line Production

Ché: Guerrilla (Steven Soderbergh) 2007.

Line Production

The Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass) 2007.

2º Unit Production Manager (Spain)

Asterix aux Jeux Olympiques (Frédéric Forestier / Thomas Langmann) 2006.

Production Manager

Volver (Pedro Almodóvar) 2005.

Line Production

Obaba (Montxo Armendáriz) 2004.

Production Manager

La mala educación (Bad education) (Pedro Almodóvar) 2003.

Production Manager

Descongélate (Chill out!) (Félix Sabroso y Dunia Ayaso) 2002.

Line Production

Hable con ella (Talk to her) (Pedro Almodóvar) 2001.

Production Manager

Intacto (Intact) (Juan Carlos Fresnadillo) 2000.

Production Manager

El Espinazo del Diablo (The Devil’s backone) (Guillermo del Toro) 2000.

Production Manager

Punto de Mira (One of the Hollywood ten) (Karl Francis) 2000.

Assitant Production Manager

Leyenda de Fuego (Roberto Lázaro) 2000.

Assistant Production Manager

Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer) 1999.

Localitation Manager

The world is not enough (Bond 19) (Michael Apted) 1999.

Localitation Manager (Bilbao)

Mission: Impossible II (John Woo) 1999.

Localitation Manager (Sevilla)

Todo sobre mi madre (All about my mother) (Pedro Almodóvar) 1998.

Assistant Production Manager

Entre las piernas (Between your legs) (Manuel Gómez Pereira) 1998.

Assistant Production Manager

Cha Cha Chá (Antonio del Real) 1997.

Assistant Production Manager

Carne trémula (Live flesh) (Pedro Almodóvar) 1997.

Assistant Production Manager

La pistola de mi hermano (My brother’s gun) (Ray Loriga) 1996.

Manager Production

La flor de mi secreto (The flower of my secret) (Pedro Almodóvar) 1995.

Assistant Production Manager

Arruinados / Sálvate si puedes (Joaquín Trincado) 1994.

Assistant Production Manager

El día nunca, por la tarde (Julián Esteban) 1994.

Property Master

Kika (Pedro Almodóvar) 1993.

Assistant Production Manager

Todos a la Cárcel (Everyone off to jail) (Luís García Berlanga) 1993.

Assistant Production Manager

Acción Mutante (Mutant Action) (Alex de la Iglesia) 1992.

Assistant Production Manager

El Hombre de la Nevera (Vicente Tamarit) 1992.

Assistant Production Manager

Dime una mentira / Los siete errores (Juan Sebastián Bollaín) 1992.

Assistant Production Manager

Tacones Lejanos (High Heels) (Pedro Almodóvar) 1991.

Production Assistant

Demasiado Corazón (Eduardo Campoy) 1991.

Production Assistant

Bazar Viena (Amalio Cuevas) 1989.

Apprentice Production Manager

Short Films

Feliciten al Chef (Eva S. Nofuentes) 2006

Producer (Dadá Films)

La vida siempre es corta (Miguel Albaladejo) 1993

Assistant Production Manager

Según el corte (José Bottamino) 1993

Assistant Production Manager

Television

Marco (Félix Viscarret) 2012. Bambú Producciones for Antena 3 TV.

Line Producer

Historias del Milenio (Miryam Pedrero de Aristizábal) 2008/09. El Sótano.doc for Televisión Española.

Producer

Las Cerezas del Cementerio (Juan Luis Iborra) 2004. Coral Valencia S.L. for Televisión Española

Line Producer

Despacito y a Compás (Cristina Hoyos) Marta Molins 2002. Itaca Media for Tele 5

Line Producer