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San Sebastian: Feelsales ‘Cooking’ Up First Sales Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

Deals closed on ‘Cooking Up a Tribute’ for Brazil, Benelux

SAN SEBASTIAN– New Spain-based sales agency Feelsales is kicking off its major fest activity with “Cooking Up a Tribute,” the docu-feature which closes San Sebastian Culinary Cinema sidebar next Friday, Sept. 25.

Directed by Luis Gonzalez and Andrea Gomez, “Cooking” turns on the Roca brothers who, based out of El Celler de Can Roca, a three-Michellin-star restaurant in the suburbs of Gerona, northern Catalonia ranked No. 1 in the 2015 edition of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Guide, launch a tour of Latin America to learn about its products and best chefs, export its own philosophy of a mix of traditional produce and high-tech preparation. 

Produced by Spain’s third biggest bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) “Cooking” is the first feature from bank media house BBVA Contenidos. A doc-feature which turns on compelling issues for Latin America, as it faces rampant modernization and globalization, it world-premiered at 2015’s Berlin Fest.

Feelsales has recently closed sales on “Cooking” for Brazil (Bretz Filmes) and Benelux (September Film Distribution).

An off-shoot of umbrella company The Circular Group, an international group of film-TV companies spanning diverse service sectors, Feelsales’ three main founding partners are Millan Vazquez, Jorge Moreno and Luis Collar.

The Circular Group includes Feelsales, shorts film festival Cortogenia, advertising and film production company Nephilim, Great Ways, an agency specialized in events and film fests, Freak, originally a representation agency for shortmakers but now offering distribution service for independent films, and Feelmakers, an international VOD platform spanning three channels: Documentary features, shorts, and series.

 “We’ve created Feelsales as a response to the increasing quality of documentaries and shorts worldwide with TV and theatrical potential,” Vazquez told Variety.

“Another reason that moved us to create Feelsales is the fact that there are attractive business opportunities in exploring the potential of non-theatrical, VOD and educational channels for independent productions, especially in the shorts and documentary fields,” he added.

Feelsales’ catalogue has incorporated over 400 titles from Freak and Feelmakers.com VOD platform.

Its first slate titles include “Match Day,” a Portuguese production turning on the Champions League final won by Real Madrid, which beat Atletico de Madrid, but seen through a child’s eyes; “Following Nazarin,” which investigates the making of the legendary Bunuel feature; and “True Smile,” about sport, fraternity and disability.

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