Toni Ferrer, a renowned filmmaker and painter from Guixols, dies

Renowned filmmaker and watercolorist Toni Ferrer died yesterday at the age of 94. Ferrer was a very active person throughout his life and was married to the documentary filmmaker Anna Vicens.

One of the first steps in the world of the performing arts of Ferrer took place in the sixties thanks to Benet Escribà, who directed a work by Folch i Torres at the Catechetical Parish Center with the Catholic action group and chose him for the starring role. Both were fascinated by cinema thanks to the talks that Tomàs Mallol gave at the Hotel Jecsalis and around 1964, they both made their first film called Play home. Later, with his producer, “Toni Films”, Ferrer experimented with graphics and drawings with the film The story of Festa Major, a success that encouraged him, in 1968, to make his first cartoon film: The castelo maladetto.

Ferrer leaves a prominent private archive with all sorts of collections of books, posters, chocolate trading cards, postcards, obituaries, patufets, satirical magazines and drawings like the one he did to Ramon Sabatés (Franz of Copenhagen).

He has also been one of the outstanding easel painters of Sant Feliu, always ready to stop to start the talk and distilling his bonhomie at all times.

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