STORIES & LEGENDS

OAK is an agency and production company specialized in the development of documentary projects. Composed of journalists and storytellers, with more than five years of experience on the field,  our work originates from the need to communicate aspects of the human condition through means of local, small-scale stories.

We call STORIES our projects based on original ideas and developed as an independent agency in different parts of the world. Instead with LEGENDS, you provide the ideas, and OAK undertakes these projects as a producer, contributing with what we know best: tell stories.

CREATIVE ADVISORS

OAK stands out in the analysis and understanding of the particular needs of each entity, from any sector, as well as in the implementation of suitable audiovisual language  to communicate your strengths.

Based on a specific need, an idea, or a brand value, we detect affinities between sponsors and projects, proposing actions that reinforce their shared values.

ROOTS & VALUES

As the name already suggests, OAK aims to bind its work to the robustness of the tree and the nobility of its wood. As raw material, oak is used to manufacture casks wherein high quality stories, that are produced with utter patience and care, mature until the very moment they ought to be presented to the audience. This is the philosophy OAK relies on when facing our projects.

We are a company dedicated to the development of in-depth documentary projects, pursuing excellence in both  quality and aesthetics. Our values revolve around the idea of journalistic rigor bound to an outstanding visual story. Our personal commitment consists in the creation of multiplatform projects that focus on new forms of storytelling as well as traditional media.

OAK partners

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Javier Corso

Director,  Photographer & Storytelling Coordinator

Javier began working as a documentary photographer in 2011. As a freelance, his projects have been published, awarded and exhibited worldwide. In 2018 he became National Geographic Explorer. Under his lead, the agency has been working since 2019  as creative agency and production company for National Geographic Partners (Spain).

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Alex Rodal

Chief Research Officer,
Producer & Criminologist

As OAK Chief Research Officer, Rodal puts his skills as a criminologist at the service of the investigation process of each project. His work is essential in the phases of documentation and pre-production.

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Guillem Trius

Photographer, Journalist & Filmmaker

As photographer and journalist, Guillem worked in countries such as Ethiopia, Senegal, Gambia, Greece and Niger, publishing articles and photographs on various international media. He graduated in journalism and obtained a Master's Degree in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism from the London College of Communication.

OAK collaborators

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Pep Feliu

Filmmaker & Film Editor

Pep loves telling stories, whether behind the camera or from an editing room. As a film editor, he seeks to create magnetic narratives transforming the footage into what our team had imagined while filming.

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Jaz Levis

 Producer & Filmmaker

Jaz graduated in International Affairs and obtained a Master's Degree in Documentary Filmmaking. As a Producer and Project Manager, she has worked for production companies, international organizations and NGOs around the world and wants to continue using her skills to create awareness and help solve social and environmental problems.

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Gina Forasté

Producer

Having graduated in audiovisual communications, Gina has produced festivals, spots and music videos, amongst other creative projects. As extrenal producer at OAK, she helps bridge the gap between the creation and the realization of projects.

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Raúl Moreno

Photographer

Raúl worked for several years as photojournalist in international media but decided to transition into more in-depth projects focussing on social and environmental subjects. His works have been published in national and international media.

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Salvador Fenoll

Photographer, Journalist & Filmmaker

Photojournalist and videographer based in Madrid. Salvador collaborated in national and international media such as El País Semanal, El Confidencial and Univisión. He has been also working in Palestine and the Philippines where he documented social conflicts and human rights violations. 

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Lautaro Bolaño

 Filmmaker & Film Editor

Bolaño collaborates with OAK in the camera department and post-production film processes. Lautaro uses his training in the field of cinematic fiction to conduct documentary filmmaking.

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Laura Van Severen

Photographer & Designer

Laura Van Severen is a photographer graduated from KASK School of Arts in Ghent (Belgium) in 2015. After finishing her studies, she moved to Barcelona (Spain) where she is currently residing. The emphasis of her work lies on the human capacity to transform the landscape in both destructive as regenerative manners.

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Marina Rull

Producer & Filmmaker

Marina is in charge of the production needs of the company. She got her Master Degree in Multimedia Production and Journalism at Sacred Heart University, and wants to use her skills to help better the world and generate social change through educational, artistic and inspirational productions.

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Tsuzumi Lisa Takagi

Producer, Interpreter & Fixer

Tsuzumi was born in the US, but grew up in Belgium. She returned with her family to Japan after graduating from the "Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts" in London, and has lived there ever since. She has worked with the BBC, CNN and most of the major television stations in Japan.

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Kouta Kurosu

Interpreter & Fixer

Kouta is a trilingual freelancer born in Brazil and based in Japan. He has been working for production companies as a translator, interpreter, coordinator, driver and now as an OAK producer for the Matagi project.

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Wayra Ficapal

Photographer & Journalist

Wayra is a journalist specialized in International Affairs who exercises her profession in a committed way. Using both words and images to tell stories from a singular point of view, she explains global realities through individual stories. She also believes in honest and sensitive journalism.

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Mingo Venero

Photographer

Venero is an award winning photographer committed to human rights and social justice. His documentary work is focused on social inequalities and childhood rights, giving visibility and voice to the most disadvantaged people. Since 2006, Mingo has been developing projects with diffrent NGOs arround the world. He is also recognized as a great street photographer, professor and valued member of various collectives.

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Miquel M. Villalba

Designer & Web Master

Miquel is our OAK designer and webmaster. He transforms our philosophy and brand concepts into the cyberworld portraying our projects as a whole. Villalba is passionate for creative processes and projects that require multidisciplinary teams. 

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Elena Hermosa

Visual Storytelling & Advisor

Hermosa is a independent storyteller, professor and our main Public Relations Advisor with the media, other agencies, production companies, foundations and organizations.

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Neus Marmol

Journalist & Producer

As a journalist Neus collaborated on the pre-production of the Essence du Benin and Tierra Verde projects. She was also in charge of all the projects’ journalistic pieces.