Carlos Essmann

Carlos Essmann

El Desto Pictures

Director, director of photography and screenwriter in Mataró, Spain

About Carlos

Carlos Essmann studied cinema at Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Santa Fe, Argentina) and works in film industry since 1985, he focused in Direction of Photography. Besides that, he directed some documentaries and experimental video-art. He received several awards for his work, and got Grants by Rockefeller and MacArthur Foundations (United States), Fundación Antorchas, Instituto Nacional de Cinematografía and Fondo Nacional de las Artes (Argentina) and Fundación Carolina (Spain). He lives in Mataró, Catalonia, since 2002.

Name: Carlos Essmann

Lives in: Mataró, Spain

Company: El Desto Pictures

Occupation: Director, Director of Photography and Screenwriter

Unique traits: Unique



    THINKING of HIM (2017)
    Film (Drama) Cinematographer Thinking of Him Synopsis Two stories intertwine over the time. In the present, Felix, pessimistic and lazy teacher encounter a book that dazzles him, while he teaches geography in a detention center for minors. In the past Rabindranath Tagore, Bengali poet, author of the book that has come to Felix arrives in Argentina and hosted by Victoria Ocampo, who lives a brief and innocent romance. Felix While more and more obsessed with the story of the poet and journalist, it is approaching to the spiritual notions on which Tagore founded a revolutionary school in India. From the readings from the books of Tagore and Ocampo we go through the events that zoom in and out to these remarkable personalities of world culture that torn between the love and estrangement. Felix intends to visit India and experience himself the teaching method that Tagore dreamed for all mankind. Alongside the story of platonic love between the Bengali Master and the young Argentina writer reaches a set point: after ... Written by Pablo César

  • Aïllament

    Aïllament (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Director A father and his daughter just wait for the things to get better.

  • Don Vicente

    Don Vicente (2014)
    Film (Documentary, Short, Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer Can you live without money?

  • Misterios mínimos

    Misterios mínimos (2014)
    Film (Documentary, Short, Comedy, Drama and 1 More) Cinematographer Sometimes things try to tell us something, if we only could hear...

  • Return of the Body Snatchers

    Return of the Body Snatchers (2013)
    Film (Documentary, Short, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Director In our lives we collect objects, but can objects collect our lives?

  • El borde de la ciudad

    El borde de la ciudad (2011)
    Video (Documentary, Short and History) Cinematographer This film frames the border of a small city in Catalonia, revealing how the current crisis shadows a much bigger and more permanent disaster across the seas.

  • Orillas

    Orillas (2011)
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  • Punto de vista neutral: animales

    Punto de vista neutral: animales (2011)
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  • Documentos TV

    Documentos TV (2009)
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  • Diario Argentino

    Diario Argentino (2007)
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  • Notas de tango

    Notas de tango (2004)
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  • Esas cuatro notas

    Esas cuatro notas (2004)
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  • Imposible

    Imposible (2004)
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  • Por la vuelta

    Por la vuelta (2002)
    Film (Documentary) Cinematographer Documentary about tango legend Leopoldo Federico

  • El milagro

    El milagro (2001)
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  • Viaje por el cuerpo

    Viaje por el cuerpo (2001)
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  • Afrodita, el jardín de los perfumes

    Afrodita, el jardín de los perfumes (1998)
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  • Sardinas

    Sardinas (1997)
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  • Una actriz

    Una actriz (1996)
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  • Unicornio, el jardín de las frutas

    Unicornio, el jardín de las frutas (1996)
    Film (Drama and Fantasy) Cinematographer Filmed in India, it consists of five episodes. One, on transsexualism, including the sacrifice of a boy in a village inhabited by women; the next speaks of a white slave which the protagonist takes the money saved to buy a camel; the third refers to the adventure of an alchemist whose quest is not gold but eternity. The fourth deals with a caravan of life and in the fifth descends to hell with a colorful unleashed furies and other beings from the Greek tradition. Written by Sebastián Incaurgarat

  • Retrato de Juan José Saer

    Retrato de Juan José Saer (1996)
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  • The Zap

    The Zap (1996)
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  • El río

    El río (1993)
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  • Salimos a las 5

    Salimos a las 5 (1993)
    Film (Short) Cinematographer A teenage love story. The road. The beach...

  • Desencuentros

    Desencuentros (1992)
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  • The Plague

    The Plague (1992)
    Film (Drama) Actor In the 1990s, a South American city is rocked by the imminent outbreak of a plague. While many attempt to flee the city, Dr Bernard Rieux sends his sick wife away and does his best to care for the plague's victims. The plague means different things to different people: to the doctor, it's a disease to be cured. To a pair of French journalists, it's a breaking news story. To religious leaders, it's punishment for sins. As the sense of isolation and hopelessness grow, Dr Rieux and his associates begin to question their previously-accepted feelings of justice, loneliness, and love. Written by Murray Chapman <>

  • Barbed Wire

    Barbed Wire (1991)
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  • Highlander II: The Quickening

    Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Visual effects The second "Highlander" movie, again with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. It's the year 2024 and all the ozone above Earth has gone. To protect people from dying, MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield", several years ago. But, since there isn't left anyone Immortal after MacLeod's victory in the previous film, he has stopped being an Immortal himself. Now he is just an old man, until one day some other Immortals arrive on our planet. You see, the Immortals come from another planet... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <>

  • Eversmile, New Jersey

    Eversmile, New Jersey (1989)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Traveling dentist O'Connell traverses South America on his motorcycle for the 'Eversmile' foundation of New Jersey, in a fight not only against caries, but also against fear, ignorance, indifference - and established antediluvian dentists. During a stop at a lonesome garage he meets Estella, who is supposed to marry a few days later. However she'd rather come with him - to meet a former boyfriend in another town, she says. Expecting problems, he refuses to take her, but she tricks him into it and then tries hard to convince him of her qualities and let her stay with him. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

  • Nadie nada nunca

    Nadie nada nunca (1988)
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