Born in Andalousia, Rocío Barba Fuentes first pursues studies in Law before fully embracing the 7th art form by means of documentary. Graduate from l’EICTV (Cuba) Executive Production International Workshop in 2015, she cofounds the company Soup Joumou Films in Dominican Republic and produces her first documentary feature film Si Bondye vle, Yuli (Jean Jean, 2015), prized by many international film festivals. In 2018, Rocío reinforces her skills and her interest for production at L’inis Cinema program and leads different projects that reflect her vivacious, creative, sensible and engaged personality. Filled with these multidisciplinary and international experiences, she becomes a Producer at Outsiders Films and cofounds Cosmos Films in 2018, where she favors foreign coproduction while supporting above all else, projects that are profoundly human.
Though she has always been a true cinema enthusiast, Rocío Barba Fuentes, initially studied law. Her love for production quickly becomes apparent as she first steps in documentary production.
She first graduates from l’EICTV (Cuba) Executive Production International Workshop in 2015, she cofounds the company Soup Joumou Films in Dominican Republic and produces her first documentary feature film Si Bondye vle, Yuli (Jean Jean, 2015), a coproduction between Haïti and Dominican Republic. This project filled with humanity was prized by many international film festivals and received, amongst others, the Best Documentary Films prize at the Caribbean Tales International Film Festival (Canada, 2016), the Rencontres Cinémas Martinique (2017), the Latino and Iberian Film Festival au Yale-LIFFY (USA, 2017), and at Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival where it also receives the Amnistie International For Human Rights Prize in 2016.
Back in Montreal, her new home, Rocío B. Fuentes aspires to reinforce her competences and integrates the prestigious training institute L’inis in the 2018 Cinema Program, under the production profile. As soon as she graduates in the summer of 2018, she joins the production company Les Films Outsiders and participates as a producer intern during the production of the narrative feature film And the Birds Rained Down, directed by Louise Archambault. Considered today as a talented emerging producer, she continues her career path within the company and cofounds her own company, Cosmos Films, with her professional partner in crime Giacomo Nudi, her former L’inis classmate.
Within projects presently being developed, we find all elements resembling her vivacious and sensitive personality: short films, feature films, web series, either in fiction or in documentary. While overseeing projects from inception to distribution, she has learned quickly the specific parameters of her trade, enabling Rocío B. Fuentes to become a producer that is at once creative, engaged, mobilizing, energetic and determined. Her biggest wish is to create projects that are, above all, profoundly human.
Due to these multidisciplinary and international experiences, Rocío B. Fuentes has a strong interest towards coproduction with Latin America and Europe, among others, which she views as a unique chance to offer creators’ projects a longer, more expansive life.