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Quiroga to make ‘Tesla’

Huella backs director's English-language debut

BERLIN — Elio Quiroga, one of Spain’s only sci-fi helmer practioners, is teaming with Madrid-based digital f/x house La Huella to make his English-language debut, “Tesla.”

A fantasy actioner, “Tesla” turns on a woman who is kidnapped and driven in a taxi out of Spain into a Europe in the throws of civil unrest — or worse.

“Tesla” is produced by Quiroga’s Canary Islands/Madrid Eqlipse banner, Margaret Nicoll and La Huella. Quiroga will shoot the thriller in Red-One high-end HD cam, and use virtual sets and blue screens.

“The idea is to perform the f/x work at the same time as the film shoots,” Quiroga said.

La Huella carried out f/x on “La hora fria” (The Dark Hour), which is being sold at Berlin by Richard Guardian’s Lightning Ent.

Quiroga is currently in post on Spanish ghost story “Nodo” with Ana Torrent (“The Other Boleyn Girl”).

Quiroga’s second English-language project is “La corte de los milagros,” a sci-fi virtual reality pic set in a futuristic dystopia, again featuring heavy digital f/x work.

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