NON-FICTION FILMS

FOR GLOBAL AUDIENCES
GABO The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez The Pioneer The End of ETA Nisman

The Prosecutor, the President and the Spy
NON-FICTION FILMS

FOR GLOBAL AUDIENCES
Death in Leon Six Dreams WIN! I Will Be Murdered

JWP is an award-winning documentary production company with nearly 20 years of experience in telling true stories on film. 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).

RANGE

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.

Non-fiction

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.

Audiences

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

SELECTED AWARDS & FESTIVALS

2019

San Sebastian International Film Festival
Nisman – The Prosecutor, the President and the Spy

Cologne Film Festival
Nisman – The Prosecutor, the President and the Spy

Winner, Emmy Awards, (Outstanding Program in Spanish)
Six Dreams

Winner, Emmy Awards (Outstanding Graphic Design) 
Six Dreams

2015

Nominated Best Documentary, Gaudí Awards 
I Will Be Murdered

Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival
Gabo, The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Seattle International Film Festival, US
Gabo, The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

DOCS DF, Mexico
Gabo, The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Photographing the Exodus

Winner, Manos Unidas Prize

Winner, Santiago Álvarez International Documentary Festival

Winner, Best Editing, FIGRA

PRIX EUROPA 

The Man Who Saved Barcelona

Bronze Prize, New York Television Festival

 

2017

Nominated, Spanish Television Academy Awards 
Death in Leon

Best Documentary, Marseille Festival of Spanish Cinema
The End of ETA

Best Documentary, Nantes Festival of Spanish Cinema
The End of ETA

Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival
The End of ETA

2014

Best Director, LiberPress Cinema Award
I Will Be Murdered

Best Director, Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival
I Will Be Murdered

Best Documentary, Pro-Docs Award
I Will Be Murdered

2012 - 2003

Convict the Judge

Winner, Jury Prize, Festival Internacional de Cine Político 

International Human Rights Film Festival, Mexico 

Boiler Room

Winner, British Foreign Press Association Awards   

2016

Nominated, International Emmy Awards (Best Arts Programming) 
Gabo, The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

San Sebastian International Film Festival
The End of ETA

Tribeca Film Festival
Win!

Winner, Audience Award, Chicago Latino Film Festival
Gabo, The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Nominated, Best Documentary, Gaudí Awards
Gabo, The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

2013

Best Documentary, Tallgrass Film Festival
I Will Be Murdered

Best non-Latin American Director, Havana Film Festival
I Will be Murdered

Special Mention,Sao Paulo International Film Festival
I Will Be Murdered

HotDocs
I Will Be Murdered

Chicago International Film Festival, US
I Will Be Murdered

The Madrid Connection

Runner-up, EBU Golden LinkAward, Europe  

PRIX EUROPA 

Monte-Carlo Television Festival 

FC Barcelona Confidential

Winner, Adolf Grimme Prize  

Winner, PRIX EUROPA 

DOC AVIV Israel 

Reviews

  • …Webster’s most original and most ambitious series to date marking the full emergence of an auteur and the creative and industrial potential of a form of story-telling with which he admits he’s obsessed: cinematic non-fiction series

    Variety
    Nisman - The Prosecutor, the President and the Spy
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    The documentary skillfully assembles a narrative from a chaotic puzzle

    The New York Times
    Nisman - The Prosecutor, the President and the Spy
  •  

    Told by Webster in such a thrilling way

    that the six hours fly by

    Der Spiegel
    Nisman - The President, the Prosecutor and the Spy
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    A deeply informative and moving documentary

    The Seattle Times
    Gabo The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez
  • … a masterpiece …

    … in six hours, Webster sheds light on the jungle of intrigues and conspiracies – and he does so better than the judiciary

    Süddeutsche Zeitung
    Nisman - The Prosecutor, the President and the Spy
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    A documentary that’s travelling the world

    Associated Press
    GABO The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez
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    A wild, disturbing and haunting film
    The Guardian
    I Will Be Murdered
  •  

    Justin Webster’s splendid observational documentary

    The Daily Telegraph
    FC Barcelona Confidential