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Tic Tac, Coira reteam on ‘Moon’

Producer preps 'Dust' for Locarno competition

MADRID — Spanish director Jorge Coira and Tic Tac Producciones, two up-and-coming players on Spain’s Galicia movie scene, are re-teaming for ”The Moon in September.”

A second-chance, bitter-sweet ensemble comedy, ”Moon” is skedded to shoot late 2013/early 2014, in Galicia, in northwest Spain, and northern latitudes, given a scene which features the Northern Lights, said Tic Tac producer Fernanda del Nido.

Tic Tac has initiated co-production conversations with possible partners in northern Europe and also Asia, since one central character is a 26-year-old Asian woman, she added.

Coira is writing the screenplay with brother Pepe Coira and Araceli Gonda. ”Moon” is currently being put through Eave’s Ties That Bind Asia Europe Producers Workshop, which reconvenes in Pusan, Oct. 7-11.

Founded by Argentinean-born but Galicia-based del Nido, Tic Tac co-produced Costa Rican Paz Fabrega’s 2010 Rotterdam Tiger winner ”Cold Water of the Sea,” and lead-produced Sandra Sanchez’s well-received gypsy family docu ”Behind the Lights” and ”18 Meals.”

World preeming and winning director at Taormina in 2010, the multi-part choral ”18 Meals” has clinched 18 festival berths and sales, struck by David Castellanos’ Cinema Republic, to Japan’s Action Inc., Germany’s Cine Global, Brazil’s Esfera Filmes, Scandinavia’s NonStop and Argentina’s Primer Plano, among major deals.

Co-produced with Chile’s Fabula, Germany’s Autentika Films and Guatemala’s Melindrosa Films, Tic Tac’s latest production, Julio Hernandez Cordon’s ”Dust,” world preems in Locarno’s main international competition Aug. 10.

Guatemalan-Mexican Hernandez Cordon’s third film, after ”Gasolina” and ”Las marimbas del infierno,” ”Dust” explores the weight of the past, including the desire for vengeance, in the wake of Guatemala’s Civil War.

”This is the first time a film’s talked about these issues,” said del Nido.

Tic Tac is in talks with sales agents for ”Dust,” she added.

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