Margaret Nicoll’s Madrid-based production and financing company New Zeal will be handling international co-production on Elio Quiroga’s chiller “NO-DO.”
To be shot in Spanish on digital video with substantial high-tech effects, “NO-DO” is a horror story in which a woman sees ghosts. The explanation to their appearance lies in an old NO-DO newsreel (i.e., one of the state-sanctioned documentaries made during Franco’s regime).
Pic will be produced by Quiroga’s own banner, Eqlipse, New Zeal, and Stefan Nicoll’s Guerrilla Films. Nicoll is currently exploring U.K. financing avenues on “NO-DO.”
Guerrilla and Eqlipse have also teamed on the Spanish-language “Mujeres en pie de guerra,” a feature-length docu on the lives of women resistance fighters during the Spanish Civil War and World War II.
Directed by Susana Koska with a soundtrack Spanish composer and rocker Loquillo, pic is near to completing principal photography. “Mujeres” is skedded for delivery in the fall.
New Zeal is moving three other projects at Cannes: English-lingo New-York set comedy “Grapes & Wrath” from Juan Manuel Chumilla (“Love Kills”); the near-completed intimate drama “En la ciudad” (In the City) from Cesc Gay, who directed “Krampack”; and Quiroga’s “Golpes,” about kids trying to box their way to fame, which is skedded for an August shoot.