JWP is an award-winning documentary production company with over 20 years of experience telling true stories on screen. In recent years we have been at the forefront of making ground-breaking series which combine rigorous journalistic principles, with cinematic, character-driven narratives to reach audiences globally.

Feature documentaries

Led by producer Sumpta Ayuso and director Justin Webster, from 2002 JWP produced award-winning feature documentaries through international co-productions with BBC, ZDF, PBS, TVC, ARTE, The Danish Film Institute and many other funds and broadcasters.

Character-driven stories

The stories are all told through characters, in the present tense. If the story is in the past, the narrative is created through investigation, interviews, reconstructions and archive. If the story is unfolding, it is filmed vérité style, following the characters over months or years.

Global series

From 2015 JWP created five series for global release, including The Pioneer (HBO), Death in León (Movistar/HBO), two seasons of Six Dreams (Amazon) and Nisman – The Prosecutor, The President and The Spy (Netflix, ZDF, Movistar, DR).


Subjects have been as diverse as a geopolitical crime story, the pioneering work of a transplant doctor, a portrait of a great artist, the rise and fall of a mafia figure, or the revelations that emerge from a murder trial.


Our ideas and productions are based on the belief that true stories, told with creativity but without invention, can be as dramatic as fiction, and often more revealing.


Our projects are developed slowly, and our productions can last for several years, driven by a desire to discover truths, hone meaningful narratives and captivate audiences.

Our films & series


Nisman – The Prosecutor, the President and the Spy (2019)

SSIFF, San Sebastian

IFFC, Cologne

The End of ETA (2016)

Best Documentary, Cine Horizontes, Marseille

Best Documentary, Nantes Festival of Spanish Cinema

FICCI, Cartagena de Indias

SSIFF, San Sebastian

I Will Be Murdered (2013)

Nominated Best Documentary, Gaudí Awards, Barcelona

Best Director, LiberPress Cinema Award, Girona

Best Director, FICCI, Cartagena de Indias

Best Documentary, Pro-Docs Award, Barcelona

Best Documentary, Tallgrass Film Festival, US

Best non-Latin American Director, Habana Film Festival

Special Mention, SPFF, Sao Paulo

HotDocs, Toronto

CLFF, Chicago

Boiler Room (2003)

Winner, FPA Media Awards, London   

Six Dreams (2018 & 2020)

Winner, Emmy Awards, (Outstanding Program in Spanish), US

Winner, Emmy Awards (Outstanding Graphic Design), US

Nominated, Emmy Awards (Outstanding Sound Editing for a Live Action Program), US

Nominated, Emmy Awards (Outstanding Sound Mixing), US


Win! (2015)

Tribeca Film Festival, New York

Convict the Judge (2012)

Winner, Jury Prize, FICIP, Argentina 

International Human Rights Film Festival, Mexico 

The Man Who Saved Barcelona (2006)

Bronze Prize, NYTVF, New York

Photographing the Exodus (2006)

Winner, Manos Unidas Prize

Winner, Santiago Álvarez International Documentary Festival, Cuba

Winner, Best Editing, FIGRA, France


Death in Leon (2018)

Nominated, IRIS, Spain

Best Documentary, Pro-Docs Award, Barcelona

Gabo, The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (2014)

Nominated, International Emmy Awards (Best Arts Programming), US

Winner, Audience Award, CLFF, Chicago

Nominated, Best Documentary, Gaudí Awards, Barcelona

FICCI, Cartagena de Indias

SIFF, Seattle

DOCS DF, Mexico

The Madrid Connection (2007)

Runner-up, EBU Golden LinkAward, Europe  


Monte-Carlo Television Festival 

FC Barcelona Confidential (2004)

Winner, Adolf Grimme Prize, Germany  

Winner, PRIX EUROPA, Germany