Barcelona shingle greenlights first production
Spain’s Escandalo Films will co-produce prodco Cine de Garaje’s first feature, “Chronicle Beyond the Border.”Barcelona-based Garaje was founded by Luis de la Madrid and Brazil-born music-vid helmer Andre Cruz Shirawa. “Chronicle” is Shirawa’s directorial debut. Added to co-production equity from Catalan pubcaster TV3, and subsidies from the Icaa Film Institute and Icic Catalan film board, Escandalo’s participation is a greenlight for the pic. Written by Shirawa and Aurora Sulli, “Chronicle” follows a woman and her 9-year-old son fleeing from a disaster in a refugee camp guarded by soldiers and security cameras that holds a sinister surprise. “Chronicle” will be exec produced by Antonia Nava, the longtime VP of sales and co-productions at Filmax before she left to set up her own company. De la Madrid edited or oversaw post-production on many Filmax features including Brad Anderson’s “The Machinist” and Jaume Balaguero’s “The Nameless” and “Darkness.” “Garaje aims to generate sci-fi and fantasy: ‘Chronicle’ is our flagship,” De la Madrid said at Sitges. Escandalo produced Sitges opener “Eva” and upcoming Martin Freeman starrer “Animals.” The co-production equity on “Chronicle” is a departure for Escandalo. Since its first feature, 2007’s “Me,” it has been lead or solo producing first features by former students of Barcelona’s Escac film school.
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