LIFE OF AN ACTOR WHO DOES NO INTEREST ANYONE
Vida de un actor que no interesará a nadie
Life and consequences of the majority of actors who at the end of their careers find themselves evicted. At the end of their life they feel disappointed.
Born in Palma de Mallorca in 1952, to a Cuenca father and a Mallorcan mother, he studied Fine Arts and later Dramatic Art with Trino Trives until he moved to Barcelona. There he acted in publicity with the best publicists of the moment, among them Ricardo Albiñana, and in the occasional film. In 1975 he settled in Madrid to start making films with small roles until in 1977 Pedro Masó gave him the opportunity to play an important role in "La Coquito". Later would come important roles in "Perras callejeras" by José Antonio de la Loma, Eloy de la Iglesia's "El sacersdote", until he stars with Beatriz Barón and Pedro Ruíz "Proceso a ETA", and with Victoria Vera "Acosada". Defender and lover of independent cinema, he abandons the role of actor and decides to try directing and returns to Barcelona in 1981. His first two shorts will be "Pero no ahoga" and "La Rosario y el Pinzas", the latter selected at the 1981 San Sebastián Film Festival and considered by some critics of the time as a small masterpiece. That same year he returned to his Mallorca to write and direct "Que puñetera Familia¡", which will be the first commercial film in the history of the Balearic Islands. The reviews will be mixed but the film will be a commercial success. Some of his scenes have been copied by other directors of the time. His next seven feature films will be totally independent and will tour many film festivals. "Mordiendo la vida", will win the Fructuos Gelabert Award for Best Film (1987). He has also directed nineteen 35mm shorts that have been extensively toured by festivals and purchased by foreign televisions. He is responsible for the scripts of "El Monstruo", "Nos veremos en el infierno", "Vidas tenebrosas", "Mediterranean Blue" and "H6": Diary of a murderer, the four films directed by his son, also a film director, Martín Garrido Barón. In 2015 he wrote and directs "El hijo bastardo de dios", which tours several independent film festivals and gets rave reviews on the networks, although it is a commercial failure due to its strong and unpleasant scenes. In 2016 he wrote and directed "Una función para Olvidar". The direction of him is different from all the previous movies of him. Long shots where the actors move, reminding us of the independent cinema of the 50s and 60s in New York. In 2020 he directed and wrote "Confinados" the first film about COVID shot in Spain after the state of alarm. That same year he also wrote and directed "Vida de un actor que no interesara a nadie", a documentary about the world of actors. Martín Garrido Ramis has devoted most of his life to theater in Mallorca and has premiered three plays in Madrid: "Esta noche hay que matar a Franco" (2003) at the T.I.S. Karpas Teatro, "Marlene" (2006) at the Teatro Mayor, and "La venganza del Señor Pellicer" (2020) at Sala 9 Norte. Many of his works have been published. On March 24, 2017, the DVD of one of his cult film "Mordiendo la vida", published by the Vial of Delicatessens label, went on sale. On September 20 of the same year, "El hijo bastardo de dios" and "Una función para olvidar" were also released on DVD, the latter starring Beatriz Barón and Fernando Esteso, both edited by Vial of Delicatessens and distributed by Cameo. On August 4, 2021, 2 new DVD "Turbulencia Zombi" and "Héroes de Cartón" were released, also published by Vial of Delicatessens In 2019, the publisher Tierra Trivium publishes his first two novels at the national level, "Zoilo Pollès" and "No encontré rosas para mi madre".
Xisco Rodenas, Joan Ferragut