Spain’s Soul Pictures Boards Soccer Drama by Uruguay’s Diego Fernandez « CmaTrends


Spanish gross sales agent Liliana Bravo of Soul Pictures has boarded Diego “Parker” Fernández’s upcoming soccer drama, “The Signing” (“El Fichaje”).

His newest narrative characteristic, “The Broken Glass Theory,” represented Uruguay on the Oscars’ worldwide characteristic class and has been a neighborhood smash hit, bowing in Uruguay only a month after the theaters reopened post-lockdown. “It played for 14 weeks, more than what we expected, and I heard that some people went to see it more than once,” mentioned Fernandez.

Fernandez has additionally delved into non-fiction filmmaking together with his debut documentary “Asi Pasamos” which vies for the highest prize at Uruguay’s inaugural arts movie competition, ARCA (Jan. 9-14). Here he traces the life and artwork of graphic artist and painter Javier Gil who occurs to be the older brother of his spouse. “He gave me about 20 years of mainly home video footage and said: ’Do what you will with these,’” he recalled.

“Asi Pasamos” is up towards 18 different art-themed movies competing at ARCA, which incorporates such gems as Andreas Koefoed’s “The Lost Leonardo,” visible artist JR’s “Paper and Glue” and “Ruben Brandt, Collector,” an animated characteristic by Hungary-based Slovenian artist Milorad Krstic, which closes the competition.

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Asi Pasamos
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“Asi Pasamos” is a portrait of a bohemian artist, his artwork and his chaotic, exuberant life throughout 4 companions, a number of kids and pets. “The challenge was not only to give the film a structure but to remain respectful of his private life,” Fernandez mused.

Based on an precise occasion, “The Signing,” written by Fernández, takes place in the middle of practically every week as the long run profession of a proficient however naïve 18-year-old Uruguayan soccer participant is haggled over. After standing out within the first video games he performed, he has acquired a multimillion greenback supply from a Chinese soccer membership. While he is aware of that signing the deal would carry him and his household out of poverty, he realizes that he yields the least energy over his destiny. “I want to shed light on the behind-the-scenes intrigue that decides the careers of these star players,” mentioned Fernandez, including: “It’s a reflection on how they are used, even exploited.”

Plans are to shoot in each Spain and Uruguay by late this yr or early subsequent. Prior to that, the mission will take part within the Co-Production Encounter of the Jose Ignacio Film Festival in Uruguay, which is organized in collaboration with France’s CNAC in a bid to drum up curiosity from potential French and Belgian coproducers.

Fernandez has additionally put his TV sequence mission “The Eagle Heist” (“El Robo del Aguila”) on the quick observe after it gained the highest prize of €15,000 ($17,053) at Ventana Sur’s TV pitching session, SoloSeries, from Spanish producer ESpotlight, which companions with Legendary Global.

Described as “Ocean’s Eleven” meets “Parasite,” “The Eagle Heist” is written by Fernandez and his co-scribe on “The Broken Glass Theory,” Rodolfo Santullo. The comedic heist thriller activates the brazen theft of WWII battleship Admiral Graf Spee’s $30 million eagle and swastika crest from a naval warehouse. The crime has police stumped by the shortage of leads or witnesses.

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