The team

Philip Bolus

Philip Bolus

Founder | Executive Producer
philip@goodgate.tv
M. +34 670 604 406

British but Spain has been home since he was 12 years old. Growing up bilingual not only in speech but also in thought Philip’s natural creativity & entrepreneurial flair soon started him searching for “offbeat” ways to make a living and have fun.

Music was a first love & in his early twenties Philip was promoting the 1st ever Stevie Wonder concert in Spain and went on to promote major stadium concerts with the likes of Queen, Tina Turner, Genesis, Rod Stewart as well as running smaller international bands through the university cities of Southern Spain. Lot’s of stories to tell, but alas he’s the king of discretion.

In the 1992 Universal Expo in Sevilla, employed by the Spanish Government, he organised the main music & live events after which he joined his brother’s production service company learning the ropes from location manager to producing.

Philip started goodgate Spain in 2003. After producing a 12 day shoot all over South America for a German client, he opened goodgate Argentina in 2006, followed by Chile in 2012 & Lisbon in 2016.

The secret is finding the right people with the right motivation he says “put that together & the rest follows”.

We can advise on where best suits your project & budget rather than trying to make something work where it doesn’t really fit!

Tighter budgets & shorter lead time mean that we have to be more flexible & creative, thinking outside of the box. Having a full time, in house Los Angeles based bidding producer / head of production means that we can help counteract the time restraints by making the time zones work for us rather than against us!

Cristobal Sotomayor

Cristobal Sotomayor

Partner | Executive Producer
cristobal@goodgate.tv
T. +56 9 98 795 970

After almost two decades of experience in theatre, commercials, film and TV, from helping the camera department, to video assist, Cristobal became one of the top 1st AD’s in Chile before deciding to switch to producing.

As a partner and senior producer of goodgate Chile he has produced for some of the most renowned directors & production companies in the world both in South America & Spain.

Cristobal shows a very creative approach for the endless production challenges he faces every day which combined with his knack to assemble the right team for each job, ensures that his enthusiasm & passion is felt from the top all the way down the rungs.

Fiercely proud of his industry he strives to always better the service we can offer our “guests”. “Chile has come forward in leaps & bounds in all aspects of production service from casting to equipment and our practiced understanding of what is expected”.It is a huge advantage that he also produces in Spain & knows how crews work there.

A seasoned traveller he’s always on the lookout for what he can learn from & bring back to production at home.

Working with our local competitors Cristobal is a major force in the negotiations & discussions with central Government, local authorities & the Chilean Film Commission to forge the way for a smoother & more efficient ongoing film experience in Chile.

Alexandra Chamberlain

Alexandra Chamberlain

L.A. Based Head of Production
alexandra@goodgate.tv
M. +1 323 559 9151

Alexandra Chamberlain has been working her magic for a solid decade or two, as Exec. Producer, Head of Production & Bid Producer for top US production companies.

Through years of experience, she has extensive knowledge in planning a successful production, starting with a comprehensive bid, then gathering the right team and crew to make it happen.  She remembers well, that when faced with overseas productions, lots of assurances needed to be made.

“It takes a seasoned service company to garner the kind of trust needed to move a project offshore. With goodgate  it was always a pleasant production and our Directors and Producers came back happy.”

A long time client of goodgate she was a perfect fit for their international team.  She says:

“When clients leave their normal production zone for a foreign country, we have to deliver the high caliber production, talent, crew, locations and equipment to which they are accustomed. Our producers understand that quality of production and insist on it from the bidding stage into production.  Philip has created a passionate group of thinkers and doers, who love the craft of international filmmaking. I couldn’t ask for more in a team and I’m so happy to be part of this adventure.”

Isa Llorente

Isa Llorente

Senior Producer
isa@goodgate.tv
T. +34 648 6006 95

Isa Llorente has produced over 100 projects for goodgate.  First living and working for us in Argentina, she is now back to her roots and living with her family in Madrid.  As with all of our producers, she travels regularly between our shoot countries:  Spain, Portugal, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.  She has a wealth of experience and passion that she brings to each project. She has a knack of knowing how to resolve problems quickly and is very resourceful, no matter the situation.

She’s navigated ice bergs in glacier lakes, dealt with customs officials in Bolivia, kept her cool in 40º surrounded by 100’s of mirrors in Toledo, wrangled  llamas in Argentina and driven a lighting truck in Montevideo!

Oriol Rodríguez

Oriol Rodríguez

Producer
oriol@goodgate.tv
T. +34 657 948 272

International service production is a business of quick thought, perception and skilled decision making.  Over the years I have enjoyed using my skills with enthusiasm & motivation to navigate our swiftly changing industry. At goodgate I have produced in both South America & Europe. You can fly me anywhere and I will figure out the best production team and approach. I’m known for always keeping things on an even keel with a smile on my face.  I think it’s amazing when a bunch of multi-national people can get together and make a great production.  So often it’s not only a great finished piece, but the lasting friendships are a major part of the reward.

Mónica Llubera

Mónica Llubera

Head of Production – Spain
monica@goodgate.tv
T. +34 629 300 286

Someone said “The secret of personal motivation can be summed up in four Cs: curiosity, confidence, courage and constancy”. Something that I still strongly believe in after more than 20 years in the world of production.

I would add how important it is to enjoy and have fun with each project. Happy to be part of the goodgate family and keep growing and learning every day.

Margarida Adónis

Margarida Adónis

Executive Producer – Portugal
margarida@goodgate.tv
T. +351 93 237 0265

I was born in Lisbon in 1967 and concluded a degree in Hotel Management. I’m a Mother, a Wife and a Service producer, and sometimes I’m forced to change this order of priorities!

It’s common to say I’m passionate for what I do, I’m frank, reliable, obsessed by detail, and I never give up to find a solution for the challenges we have to face in each project.

I’m a crazy Human. I love to laugh. I love to cry with a good movie. I’m hard worker, I love my Job and love a glass of wine when I’m done.

In my spare time I stay with the family, I plant trees in my garden and I travel every time my kids don’t have school.

Features

Brian Cook

Bryan Cook is best known as first assistant director and producer to major Hollywood directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Michael Cimino, Sean Penn, Robert Benton, John McTiernan, And Brian De Palma. More recently, he produced and directed “Colour me Kubrick” Starring John Malkovich. Both Cook and Needham have felt for some time that the poor quality of service the have received on various movies they have shot in the regions has left a gap for a first class, honest and hard working service company with the best contacts, crews and facilities.

Terry Needham

Terry Needham has spent fifteen years working as first assistant director and producer for Ridley Scott. He also worked as first assistant director for Stanley Kubrick and most recently with the Wachowski Brothers, Alfonso Cuaron and Chris Weiss. Cook and Needham’s unrivaled expertise in world wide film production creates the perfect marriage with Bolus’s knowledge in the TV and commercials field.