Toledo thriller co-penned by Carlos Fresnadillo
Spanish sales agency Film Factory Entertainment has picked up international distribution rights to Miguel Angel Toledo’s psychological thriller “La Senda” (The Path), co-penned by writer-director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.Toledo’s directorial debut, “Path” turns on a couple in a rocky marriage spending Christmas night with their 7-year-old son in an isolated, snow-bound cabin in the mountains. Co-written by Toledo and Fresnadillo, script has “a tense and claustrophobic atmosphere,” said Film Factory founder Vicente Canales. “Path” is co-produced by Valencia-based Green Star Films, the Canary Islands’ Totem Prods. and Spain’s Tornasol Films. Marife de Rueda and Victoria Alberca exec produce. Now in post, €2.5 million ($3.6 million) pic shot for six weeks in Spain’s Teruel province and Alicante’s Ciudad de la Luz Studios. Cast include Gustavo Salmeron (“Body Confusion”) and Irene Visedo (“The Devil’s Backbone”). Toledo and Fresnadillo first worked together in 1997 when Toledo produced Fresnadillo’s live-action short “Linked,” which received an Oscar nom. Producers plan “Path’s” world premiere for October’s Sitges Film Festival, said Green Star’s Pepon Sigler. Film Factory will show a promo to buyers at the Cannes fest market.