The Orchard - Voćnjak

Short film made for a fruit producer in La Rioja.
We wanted to show the process of irrigation of his pear orchards. A process that is done every ten days or depending on the weather conditions some times more. The producers in this area rely on the water from the river Ebro which is canalized and transported sometimes using pump systems other times only thru gravity. Irrigation of pear fields using this method is a full day process as it requires inundating the orchard and once the producer judges his trees have received enough water the orchard is drained. What I took back from this experience is the next client will have to pay me more to compensate for the mosquito bites suffered during the early morning shootings...;-)

  • Nobilis Bellator
  • Nobilis Bellator
  • Nobilis Bellator
  • Jesus Falcon Ruiz
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  • Hera (the dog)
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 7, 2015
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Director Biography - Nobilis Bellator

I am a Canadian with Spanish origins. I lived all my life in Montreal, Québec and a few years in Paris and now living in Spain.

When I was a young boy I loved to draw and replicate images of people and super heroes, I eventually discovered a taste for music. Played the trumpet and the guitar. Then as a young adult I discovered photography which became the basis for what I do now. In filmmaking, I can do all of that; fantasy, music, images still or in movement, with a classical look or not, my imagination is the only limit.

I was an amateur photographer all my life and in 2012, I discovered Timelapse Photography. That was all I needed to make the big jump and since August of 2012, I dedicate myself exclusively to filmmaking using this technique.

I decided to publish my work using my artist name, which I owe to an idea from my daughter. I became Nobilis Bellator, which is Latin for Noble Warrior, and is the etymological meaning of my real Spanish last name which has Arabic origins and it’s meaning is “Warrior”, so I was told. So now you know!

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Director Statement

In film making as in life, you can only go as far as you try to go. Let your imagination take you there.