Summer Flashback – Shooting A TV Commercial In Madrid

Samio rooftop in Madrid

It’s crazy to think that this time last year I was spending part of my summer in Barcelona sharing a model house with three awesome girls and this time this year I’ve now bought a house with my boyfriend and we are spending our time getting stuck into D.I.Y whilst we renovate it from scratch!

So much can change in a year and I’m so happy with what I did both last summer and what I’m doing now. I do love to look back on old memories though and it’s a funny old thing with modelling/acting work, as often you can’t actually share pictures of what you’re doing whilst you’re doing it because sometimes it takes a while before the images are published or the film/commercial comes out. So whilst I’m reminiscing, I thought I’d share some behind the scenes of one of the jobs I was booked on last year whilst staying in Barcelona…

I was sent to Madrid for four days to shoot a commercial and videos for the Sony Xperia Z3 phones. I was put up in a hotel with two other actors who I actually met back in Barcelona at my casting and I was in the room next door to the girl who I had the same shooting schedule as, which was convenient plus we got on really well.

The days were long (as with most commercials) but I had such a laugh working with the five other main guys in the ad. They were even nice enough to speak in English in front of me a lot of the time (as unfortunately I can’t speak Spanish). Shoots/filming days are always 10x better when you get on and can have a laugh with the people you’re working with. It also a bonus when you’re working in a fabulous location too and on this particular job there were a few…


I loved the architecture in Madrid. There are so many grand/fabulous buildings, it was fun being able to see some of the city whilst we weren’t filming.

Fun in Madrid

Madrid Architecture at night

One of the days filming was spent at this beautiful location (I forget the exact name) by a fresh water river.

Water walking ball Filming bts

Clear water Spain

Inbetween filming in Spain

Morning Rooftop View of Madrid

We had this stunning rooftop view of Madrid on another day. The views of Madrid were amazing but by the afternoon it sure did get hot – we went through a lot of ice lollies and bottled water that day.

Madrid from a rooftop

Rooftop Swimming Pool in Madrid

Samio and Elisa Mouliaá

Samio and Christina Rodriguez-Pastrana Parareda

Filming for Sony Xperia Ad BTS

I had a fun four days of filming with these guys

Filming for Sony Experia BTS Madrid Spain

Finally it was time to head back to Barcelona – Madrid Atocha railway station was pretty cool as it had a mini forest/jungle in the middle of it.

Madrid Train Station

Samio in Madrid Train station

Here’s one of the Sony Xperia videos I featured in here:

And you can check out the full commercial here:

Samio x



    • Samio
      August 4, 2015 / 9:29 pm

      It is a beautiful city.

      Samio x

    • Samio
      August 4, 2015 / 9:29 pm

      Me too right now. =D

      Samio x

  1. July 18, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    Looks amazing! Would love to visit Madrid


  2. Pam
    July 18, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    great photos! Must visit Madrid one day 🙂

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  3. July 18, 2015 / 10:27 pm

    A lot can change in a year! These photos look amazing, looks like you had a fantastic time.

    Corinne x

  4. July 21, 2015 / 8:05 pm

    What a view and what a pool! Sounds like you’ve had a blast, Samio! Madrid is one of my fave cities since I’m a huge fan of Spain in general! 😉
    Doesn’t that guy on the right look like Hugh Jackman! Ok… almost! Haha!

    xoxo Ira

    • Samio
      August 4, 2015 / 9:27 pm

      I guess he has a slight look haha… Yes Madrid is awesome, I’d like to go back again sometime.

      Samio x

    • Samio
      August 4, 2015 / 9:22 pm

      I’d like to go back for a weekend break.

      Samio x

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