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antenablue is the creative duo of Lilián Pallares and Charles Olsen.

We offer our experience in, and dedication to, the filming of booktrailers, film poetry, short stories, documentaries, and all classes of audiovisual production for shows, presentations, animation, photography, graphic design, internet, social networks, etc. We work with renowned musicians to compose your soundtrack.

LEFT: The Book of Traces, with Ángel Guinda. RIGHT: And the Alarm Rang. Poem by Lilián Pallares

LEFT: Catharsis. Poem by Lilián Pallares. RIGHT: Morning's fishing. Poem by Charles Olsen

We create unique tailor-made pieces. Originality and artistic vision are our main strengths. Our commitment is to create an exclusive, ingenious product which matches the promotional needs of our clients.

We are based in Madrid, Spain, and the cross-currents of cultures and aesthetics give a unique flavour to our work. We can also travel if necessary.

LEFT: Noho Mai, with poem by Peta-Maria Tunui. RIGHT: Llanto Congelado, with poem by Lilián Pallares

LEFT: Trailer Parpadeos, La Compañía Parpadeo. RIGHT: Trailer The Dance of the Brushes, 2nd prize in the I Flamenco Short Film Festival, Madrid, 2010

Our short film La danza de los pinceles was awarded second prize in the Flamenco Short Film Festival in Madrid (FFLAC 2010) and has been presented in festivals in Spain, Finland, France, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Venezuela and Colombia.

Our poetry films have been selected for festivals such as Zebra Poetry Film Festival (Berlin), Liberated Words (Bristol), Sinestèsia (Barcelona), Festival Silêncio (Lisbon), Ó Bhéal International Poetry Film Festival (Cork), and the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival (Worcester, MA).

LEFT: The Afternoon. Poem by Charles Olsen. RIGHT: Lucas starring Gon Solo. Poem by Charles Olsen

LEFT: In silence. Poem by Charles Olsen. RIGHT: Vertigo. Poem by Charles Olsen

We have collaborated with the Amsterdam based La Compañía Parpadeo on visuals for The Parpadeo Project, which fuses traditional flamenco with contemporary dance as well as electronic, neo-classical and ambient music and poetry, which was premiered in the Dutch Flamenco Biennial 2017. Also in 2017 we collaborated with an audiovisual piece for the Barbara Fritsche Dance Project's 'No hay dos sin tres', which was presented in the XIII Festival Internacional de Danza y Artes Escénicas Alcobendas.

LEFT: Kimono Rojo with musicians Yoshie Sakai and Eva Saka, and the painter, Ryoichi Noguchi.
RIGHT: Agita Flamenco. Poem 'Me Acuso' by Lilián Pallares with Selene Muñoz, dance, and Pablo Rubén Maldonado, piano.

We offer our clients:
  • Book trailers
    ¿What is the nature of your book? ¿Enigmatic, sincere, melancholic, playful? In a 30 second spot we capture the essence of your book.
  • The author's voice
    There's nothing like the writer putting voice to their own texts in a personal and creative way.
  • Poetry film / Video-story
    We explore the poetic as much in the image as in the words.
  • Book launches
    We film and edit book presentations without loosing our own characteristic style.
  • Documentaries
  • Visuals for shows
  • Writer's interviews
Graphic design
Book layout and design
Translations (English to Spanish)

The observed word.

The team
Charles Olsen

Graduate with Honours in Fine Art from Middlesex University, London, in 1994. His paintings have been shown in Madrid, Barcelona, Oporto, Paris, Wellington, and the Saatchi Gallery, London. He has made music videos for artists such as Hope (London), Shangó Dely and Álvaro Llerena (Colombia) and Pieter Nooten (Holland). Director of the online poetry project Palabras Prestadas (Given Words). He has published the collections of poetry Sr Citizen (Ediciones Amargord, 2011) and Antípodas (Huerga y Fierro, 2016) and has participated en various poetry festivals and anthologies. He presented his poetry recital with flamenco dance and piano "Agita Flamenco" in Venice, Italy, and in the General Society of Authors (SGAE), Madrid, 2012. In 2017 he received the XIII distinction 'Poetas de Otros Mundos' from the Fondo Poético Internacional for the high quality of his poetic oeuvre. In 2018 he was awarded the III Antonio Machado Poetry Residency of Segovia and Soria. In 2020 together with Lilián Pallares, he has received an Arts Residency at the Matadero Madrid Centre for Creative Arts.

Lilián Pallares

Graduate in Journalism and Audiovisual Production with a major in scriptwriting from the University of the North, Barranquilla, Colombia. She writes poetry, short stories, comedy. Her passion for folklore, African roots, and her love of the word lead her to create her show, 'Afrolyrics – a story of love and drums', which unites poetry, dance, the oral storytelling tradition and world percussion. She was selected as one of the ten best young writers of Latin America by About.com, New York, 2011, and in 2017 she received the XIV distinction 'Poetas de Otros Mundos' from the Fondo Poético Internacional for the high quality of her poetic oeuvre. In 2020 together with Charles Olsen, she has received an Arts Residency at the Matadero Madrid Centre for Creative Arts. She has published the books Ciudad Sonámbula (Aldevara, 2010), Voces Mudas (Fundación Progreso y Cultura, 2011) and Pájaro, vértigo (Huerga y Fierro, 2014), and Bestial (Papeles de Trasmoz, Olifante Ediciones, 2019).

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