Justin Webster, Director
Following a degree in classics from Cambridge University, Webster made a brief foray into the world of finance before switching over, for good, to journalism in 1989. Specializing in narrative journalism, he’s written for The Independent Magazine, Granta, The New Statesman, The Boston Globe Magazine, and El País Semanal, as well as reporting for BBC News, Reuters Reports, APTN, and others. Webster settled in Barcelona in 1991, created JWP in 1996, and since then has directed a string of feature-length documentaries including Convict the Judge, The Madrid Connection, Photographing the Exodus, and FC Barcelona Confidential, all of which have received various awards. Armed with a firm commitment to uncovering the truth, crystallized through years of reporting experience, Webster’s real passion is figuring out the best way to tell — simply put — a good story.
Sumpta Ayuso, Producer
Sumpta Ayuso has long combined creative flair and a desire to understand the world with the discipline of running complex international productions. Since teaming up with JWP, she has overseen production, managed budgets, contracts, and delivery for dozens of productions to clients around the world. Her expertise is best illustrated by the nomination of the internationally co-produced feature documentary, The Madrid Connection, for the EU’s Golden Link Award in 2007. It was funded by four major co-producers (BBC Storyville, The Danish Film Institute, and TV2 Danmark, Spanish commercial channel Cuatro and Catalan broadcatser TV3) pre-sold to VPRO, SBS, SVT and TSR, and distributed to many other territorios, including Al Jazeera.