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Had a career in video for performing arts and graduated with top marks doing his Masters in Documentary Direction at the National Film and Television School (UK). He enrolled for the Werner Herzog Film Course in Los Angeles and also attended the Berlinale Talent Campus 2012.  

Elephant’s Dream, his first feature film, screened at more than 40 festivals worldwide and was featured on BBC World Service, CBC's The Current a.o. and received various awards such as Special Mention in the One World Media Awards UK and was awarded at Traverse City FF. He's been working as research producer for the Invite Mr. Wright travel series (Roastbeef and Discovery Asia) and along with his film practice, he is one of the 8 founding members of Kitchen Sink Collective, teaches Documentary Direction and production at Luca School of Arts in Brussels and the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and regularly gives workshops on documentary research and storytelling.

He finished the IDFA Academy and DocLab programs and is member of Documentary Association of Europe, Union of Directors (Belgium) and graduate of the EURODOC Documentary Producers' program. He has also been selected as one of the 18 Emerging Producers 2019.

He is also cofounder of WoodsDoc, a nomadic community documentary cinema initiative that ran between 2015 and 2019,  initiated with Abbie Boutkabout.

His last feature documentary,
MOTHER, world-premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest and was broadcasted on Al Jazeera English a.o. It won several awards and honorable mentions during its festival tour.





Xan worked as a live music engineer and video editor before moving to London to study at the National Film and Television School where he met and started collaborating with Kristof Bilsen.

Xan has worked in fiction films, television projects and documentaries - his main line of work, in Spain, United Kingdom, DR Congo and Argentina. He was the sound-recordist and compagnon-de-route on Elephant’s Dream and creative collaborator. 

On the latest production
MOTHER, he was both sound-recordist, co-writer aand the person in charge of deciding where to eat. 

Originally from Galicia in Northern Spain, he worked extensively as a sound recordist in film and television in UK before relocating with his family to Tokyo.





Abbie helps in the day-to-day production and also handles our screenings and festival enquiries.

She also is an author and scriptwriter.

For festival and screenings, contact production(AT)


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