HD-DCP - 2017 - Spain - 60/ 90 min - Color

Constructing Albert

Constructing Albert (original title)

A film by Laura Collado, Jim Loomis

Albert Adrià has all the ingredients of a creative genius.

Playing a key role in the creation of elBulli, the greatest restaurant in history, wasn't enough. Escaping the shadow of his famous brother Ferran, Albert is now seeking his own success.

The most important revolution in culinary history took place in a remote cove on the Catalan coast. ElBulli, the “Big Bang” of creative discovery sparked from the minds of two brothers: Ferràn and Albert Adrià.

Since then, the name Adrià became synonymous of creativity.

The film is about Albert’s constructing himself and entering the Pantheon of great chefs.


Laura Collado, Jim Loomis


Laura Collado Co-director and Producer, began her carreer in documentary  working with JWP in a series of documentaries for Al Jazeera’s People and Power. With Andoliado Producciones she developed and produced a number of feature documentary films such as Yorgos (2014) and became associate producer for La Casa (2009), winner of the Silver Dove at Leipzig.

Jim Loomis, Co-director, DOP and editor, has been working in documentary for more than fifteen years. His credits include films produced for broadcasters such as BBC, DK, ARTE, Al Jazeera International, CNN, TVC and TVE. He has worked with acclaimed director Justin Webster, shooting and/or editing his films I Will be Murdered (2013), Trasplantant la vida (2012), Judici al jutge (2011), Ferran Adrià Revealed (2010), Aznar, una batalla inacabada (2009), The Last White Man (2009), The Madrid Connection (2007), Bieto’s Ghosts (2006).

Trueday Films is a production company based in Barcelona, Spain, that focuses on non-fiction storytelling. Founded by film-makers Jim Loomis and Laura Collado in 2012, it specialises in creative documentaries as a source of discovery, emotion, motivation and change.

Laura Collado, Jim Loomis

Original language: Spanish, English
Produced by: Trueday Films
In coproduction with: Televisió de Catalunya and Alexandra Film
With the participation of: Damm and Lavazza
With the support of: the Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals and the Estonian Film Institute


Festival San Sebastian - Culinary Section - WORLD PREMIERE