Founder | Executive Producer
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!
MD | EP Latam
M. +56 9 98264327
Stephen has been a 1st AD for many years, understanding the balance between creativity, timing, safety, and a happy set and strengthening Goodgate´s approach to filmmaking at a time where creative freedom has become even harder to reconcile with budget and safety concerns worldwide. The key is balance and Stephen brings that ….from the time a project arrives for bidding to its successful production on set.
His journey from the suburbs of New York City to Chile has been anything but boring. Fresh out of university, (a wee bit before cell phones hit the scene)…, his job currency trading on Wall Street quickly collided with his creative soul and led to his decision to lose the suit and tie and move to Spain. On the way, a pitstop in Los Angeles turned into an entire year where he was presented with his first opportunities in the film industry. Whether it was production on a studio backlot or a low-budget music video in the desert, he was captivated by the work and never looked back.
Settling down in Barcelona, fate and the service production gods put him in contact with Philip and they “learned the ropes” together while initiating a friendship that has lasted more than 20 years. In 2003, Stephen got his first shot at calling “action” and since then, there have been hundreds of shoots in multiple countries with a myriad of directors and production companies on shoots of all sizes and complexities. The common denominator? A passion for bridging the vision of the director with the real-world realities of production to achieve the best results.
In 2007, becoming parents prompted a family move to his wife´s native Chile. International service production there was in its infancy at that point but Stephen, and the opening of the Goodgate office there a few years later, have played an essential part in establishing Chile as a first-rate production destination and center of operations for organizing projects anywhere in Latin America. Now in 2021 we are thrilled to bring his production wisdom in-house to anchor our team for years to come.
EP | HOP | Global Bidder
(Los Angeles based)
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.”
Ariadna Llovet – having lived and worked in Spain, Argentina, Mexico and Ecuador, Ariadna is truly an international producer. She has managed productions in all of our territories; always upholding a project’s creative ideals with positive energy and enthusiasm for the process. Her gift is great communication, managing expectations and delivering a great shoot for our clients. When she is not producing, Ariadna uses her years of experience to put together concise budgets and plans for upcoming productions worldwide.
Senior Producer Latam
T. +54 911 6128 4688
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!
HOP Latam | Bidding Producer
T. +56 9 64880209
I’ve been dedicated to working in production since 2008 and feel lucky to work in an industry that strives to make people happy through the means of art.
My strong professional relationships, both local and international, have helped me grow in diverse areas of production. Throughout the years, I’ve learned how much I love making connections with clients and being part of the initial process of turning ideas into something concrete. Since 2016 I have focused most closely on the bidding process for production services with clients from all over the world. I am always aiming to build deep professional connections that last.
I am a hard-working nerd, always in search of new challenges. It makes me proud to work with a team that is incredibly professional, has a clear focus, and is devoted to turning the dreams of creatives, producers, and directors into reality.
Inma Fernández – our amazing CFO, with years of experience in production accounting, project oversight and planning. Inma creates a healthy financial vision for all our endeavours and is adept in the world of tax credits/rebates, for our long format clients. She has circled all production departments over the years, attending shoots on location in Europe and Central & South America. Her appreciation of how things come together into a successful production, came from working side-by-side with each department and witnessing first-hand, the challenges of production on a tight schedule and budget. With her impeccable accounting skills, she is the backbone, supporting any production team.