Private Project

Puenting

A first feature based on sexual events. An actress undertakes her desire of directing her first movie, without a budget or any production company funding her project. She gathers a group of professionals and proposes a feature film project based on the experience of stepping on their fears towards a ‘free jump’. One of the proposals will make the individual conflicts affect the shoot, making the movie crew wonder whether or not they should keep working on the project, and questioning their capacity to actually free jump with all its consequences.

  • Bibiana Monje
    Director
  • Bibiana Monje
    Writer
  • Sebastián Álvarez
    Producer
  • Carolina África
    Key Cast
  • Marta Belmonte
    Key Cast
  • Javier Corral
    Key Cast
  • Jorge Mayor
    Key Cast
  • Ana Del Arco
    Key Cast
  • Carlos Jiménez-Álfaro
    Key Cast
  • Daniel Gallardo
    Key Cast
  • Bana Pérez
    Key Cast
  • Fabiola Vargas
    Key Cast
  • Druny Williams
    Key Cast
  • Juanjo Cabrera
    Key Cast
  • Antonio Rodríguez
    Key Cast
  • Carlota Gaviño
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 12 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    181,161 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Bendita Films Sales
    Country: Spain
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Bibiana Monje

Bibiana Monje is a director, author, singer and Canarian actress, graduated in Textual Interpretation in RESAD (Madrid), "The Michael Chekhov Acting" (MICHA), Actor’s Studio TVI in New York and in Pantheatre-France. She has written and directed plays such as "El Principito al desnudo", "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes, "The bald singer" by Ionesco, "Los ciegos" by Maeterlick, among others. In 2015, she created Impulso, a company which base is precisely the origin of the creative impulse, personal growth and collective awareness through the scenic research. Apart from "Puenting", a feature film created and directed by Bibiana Monje and co-produced with Volcano Films; her projects include "Lacura", winner of three Replica Awards for the Performing Arts of the Canary Islands 2017 and "Pogüerful", her latest theater production (2019).

Theatre

Playwright, actress and co-director of ‘’Lacura’’(2016) – co-produced with Pantheatre.
Director of the following theatrical experiments at Espacio Cultural Monje:

-‘’Lisístrata’’, by Aristófanes.
-‘’The bald singer’’, by Ionesco.
-‘’Los Ciegos’’, by Maeterlinck.
Director and Playwright of the theatrical work ‘’El principito al desnudo’’ (2008-2010) winner of different awards at Festival Teatro Local de Alcorcón, Madrid: Best Theatrical Work, Best Literary Adaptation and Best Actress.
Festival Internacional de Madrid Sur – Best Performance.
Work Mix between Principito de Saint Exupery and the film All about Eva (1950).
Actors Direction Workshop at IRTVE Madrid.
Artistic Director of TEDx Las Palmas 2011.
Artistic Director of the theatrical/visual/musical project. Introproject along with Jose Pablo Gallego and Ikarus Productions.
Artistic Director of ‘’Wine&Sex’’ event at Espacio Cultural Monje. www.wineandsex.net (2009/2012).
Co-director and Playwright of ‘’Water Ego’’ micro musical at ‘’Microteatro por Dinero Madrid‘’ (2015).
Writer at ‘’Cine’’, performing arts magazine.

Cinema

Director, Screenwriter and Supporting Actress of her first documentary ‘’Puenting’’ produced by Volcano Films (2020).
Director, screenwriter and main character of the short film ‘’Drimgerl’’, produced by Ikarus Productions. Madrid and Tenerife (2010).
Director of the short film ‘’Mala Siesta’’. Carolina Africa y Barbara Lennie, Madrid (2008).
Director, screenwriter and actress of ‘’No solo café y vino’’ a cultural TV show at ‘’MiTierraTV’’ along with Ikarus Productions (2009).

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

Puenting is a experimental film because of its lack of screenplay on its pre-production stage, the fusion of different genres that proposes, and the journey and experiences that the characters/actors/actresses live during the shooting. The main theme is the responsibility of ‘’leaping’’ to achieve goals in life, implicit metaphor in the materialization of this film. It shows the process and the reactions of the characters facing the vertigo that involves the propose of the ‘’leap of faith’’, creating a reality that ranges between wakefulness and sleep.

Bibiana Monje.