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The 3rd Ibero-American Quirino Awards will be held from 16th to 18th April in Tenerife

The call to the Co-production and Business Forum is still open

The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards have announced the nominated titles in the nine categories of its third edition, which will be held on April 18th in the island of Tenerife. The selection reflects the richness, creativity and diversity of the animation produced in the Ibero-American space and includes everything from films for the public to author or experimental works made by both consecrated filmmakers and new talents.

With 14 works each, Spain and Portugal top the list of countries with the greatest participation, followed by Argentina and Brazil with 10 nominations respectively. Among the nominees are also works from Chile (4), Mexico (4), Bolivia (2), Colombia (2), Costa Rica (1) and Paraguay (1), which aspire to be finalists in the nine categories of the Awards: feature film, series, short film, school short film, animation for video game, commissioned film, visual development, animation design and sound design and original music. The 39 nominated works were selected from the 219 applications received.

The Spanish film “Klaus” and the Portuguese short films “Uncle Thomas Accounting for the Days” and “Nestor” are the works with the highest number of nominations (4 each). Among those selected are works nominated for the Oscar and Goya awards, and others selected and awarded at international festivals such as Annecy, Locarno, TIFF, DokLiepzig, IDFA or Havana, among others.

The Portuguese animation confirms its good moment tripling its presence compared to last year. This growth, together with the usual presence of Brazilian works in the Quirino Awards, triggers the participation of films in Portuguese, which come to cover some of the categories such as Best Short Film and Best Visual Development.

Feature Films, Series and Short Films

Animation aimed to the family audience predominates in the Best Ibero-American Animation Feature Film category, in which Spain accumulates three nominations: “Klaus”, the first feature film by Sergio Pablos Oscar-nominated animator in the category Best Animated Feature Film and distributed by Netflix; “Turu, the Wacky Hen”, Spanish-Argentine co-production that has more than 84 thousand spectators in Spain since its premiere on January 1st; and “Elcano and Magellan, The First Voyage Around the World“, new feature by Ángel Alonso (“El ladrón de sueños “) nominated for the Goya 2020 Awards.

This category is completed with the Chilean “Homeless”, a film aimed at the adult audience, inspired by the successful TV series written and directed by Jorge Campusano, José Navarro and Santiago O’Ryan; the Argentinian “The Longleg“, a film made in cut-out and photo-collage directed by Mercedes Moreira (only female director nominated in this category); and the Colombian “Reconciliation Stories”, a transmedia social research project that collects stories of violence victims in Colombia.

On the other hand, works from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain, Portugal and Mexico will seek to be finalists in the category Best Ibero-American Animation Series. Among the nominees are series broadcasted on some of the main animation channels in the region, such as the Chilean “The Legend of Zeta and Ozz” (Cartoon Network Latin America); the Argentinian “Mini Beat Power Rockers” (Discovery Kids); the Spanish “Momonsters” (TVE), which has the participation, among others, of the Tenerife studios 3Doubles Producciones and Vitotito; the Mexican “Space Chickens in Space” (Disney XD Latin America); and the Brazilian “Tainá and the Amazon’s Guardians” (Nickelodeon). This category is completed with “Crias” (RTP), a didactic series that brings together 29 filmmakers from Portugal and France and was selected in the last edition of the Annecy festival.

Portugal and Brazil lead the nominations in the category Best Ibero-American Animation Short Film. In this category, the Portuguese animation is represented by “Uncle Thomas Accounting for the Days”, a new short film by the renowned director Regina Pessoa (“Tragic Story with Happy Ending”, “Kali, the Little Vampire”) who has participated in more than 80 festivals worldwide; “Purpleboy“, a reflection on the gender identity directed by the Brazilian Alexandre Siqueira; and ” The Peculiar Crime of Oddball Mr Jay “, a stop-motion film directed by Bruno Caetano.

I Bleed”, a work based on a true story that seeks to make visible the daily life of a person with HIV; and “Flesh”, animated documentary directed by Camila Kater, are the Brazilian short films nominated in this category, which is completed with the Colombian film “The Cubicbird”, recognized as Best Animated Short Film in the latest edition of Bogoshorts.

An international jury will choose three finalists in each category, that will aim for the awards to be delivered at the ceremony on April 18th in Tenerife. The finalists of each category will be announced at Casa de América de Madrid on Tuesday, February 18th. The jury is made up of Colombian Alfredo Marun (Disney Television Animation); Polish Anja Franczak (Human Ark); Salvadorian Simón Vladimir Varela (Production Designer and Visual Development Artist for several studios, including Pixar, Disney, Warner, among others); the American Vera Verba (Sesame Workshop YouTube Channel) and the French Véronique Encrenaz (MIFA Annecy).

The Quirino Awards organization also announced the nominated works in the School Short Film categories -where 5 of the 6 nominated works are directed by women- commissioned film, animation for video game -category included as of this edition-, visual development, animation design and sound design and original music.

List of all the nominated works here.

 The call to the Co-production and Business Forum is still open

In parallel to the awards, the Quirino Awards intend to continue generating networks and favoring the circulation of works on both sides of the ocean. For this, a new edition of the Ibero-American Co-production and Business Forum will be developed, which will take place on April 17th and 18th in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Participation in this Forum is open to professionals from Latin America, Portugal, Andorra and Spain, as well as distributors, channels, sales agents and potential co-producers from the rest of Europe and North America interested in Ibero-American animation. Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Disney TV Animation, Discovery Kids, Sesame Workshop, Zodiak Kids, RTVE, Human Ark, Momakin, Barley Films and Indie Sales are some of the channels and companies that have already confirmed their participation in the forum, which has the collaboration of ICEX and Animation From Spain. The second edition of this Forum convened 300 professionals from 20 countries that participated in more than 630 B2B meetings.

Registration must be done through the Quirino website before February 20th (early bird) and March 2nd (final deadline).

About the Quirino Awards

The awards are named after the creator of the first animated feature film in history, the Italian-Argentine Quirino Cristiani, who in 1917 directed “The Apostle”; an Argentine production in which 58,000 drawings made by hand and shot in 35 mm were used, in addition to several models representing public buildings and the streets of the city of Buenos Aires.

The Quirino Awards, which have the main sponsorship of the Cabildo de Tenerife through the Tenerife Film Commission, reflect the determined commitment that has been made for years to animation on the island. This commitment also materializes in concrete actions to support the blooming local industry, assistance to major international markets and the promotion of the “Tenerife Isla Cartoon” brand, specific to this sector.

The initiative also has the sponsorship of ICEX Spain Export and Investments, City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, PROEXCA, TEA, HP and Tangram Solutions; the collaboration of ICAA, AECID, Ibermedia Program, Embassy of Brazil, Embassy of Portugal, Auditorium of Tenerife and RTVE; and the support of DIBOOS, SAVE, Pixelatl, 3D Wire, Ventana Sur Animation!, La Liga de la Animación Iberoamericana (the Ibero-American Animation League), Casa de América and Annecy Festival, as well as the associations: APA – Association of Animation Producers of Cordoba Argentina; ANIMAR CLUSTER – Argentine Animation Cluster & VFX; ABCA – Associação Brasileira de Cinema de Animação; Animachi Chile; GEMA Colombia – Animation Entrepreneurs Group; Guild of Animators of Ecuador; ACDMX – Association of Digital Creatives of Mexico; Peru Animation and Casa da Animaçao of Portugal.

More info at Premiosquirino.org

We’d love to meet up with you

MiradasDoc, Kidscreen, European Film Market and Series Mania, our next engagements

At Tenerife Film Commission (TFC) we’d like to tell you first-hand all the news and advantages that make Tenerife an increasingly attractive place to shoot international series and feature films. That’s why we’re travelling with local production companies to the most relevant events in the first quarter of the year: Kidscreen Summit and European Film Market (Berlinale).

We’ll start at MiradasDoc Market, in Guía de Isora, Tenerife on 6 and 7 February, an international market for documentaries focusing on the South of the globe.

We’ll be in Miami (US) at Kidscreen Summit, (from 10 to 13 February), under the Animation from Spain umbrella. Production companies Drakhar Studios, In Efecto, Mondo TV Iberoamérica and Tomavisión are joining us.

Then, from 22 to 25 February, we can meet up at the European Film Market and at the Berlinale Series Market where we’re travelling with production companies La Crème Films, Seven Islands Film, Macaronesia Films and Sur Film. We’ll be there with Canary Islands Film (the promotional Canarian film umbrella) in the Cinema from Spain stand (MGB C1). We’d like to highlight that on 23 February in the morning we’re taking part in the Canary Islands Film’s event to talk about sustainable film shooting. If you’d like to come, do ask for an invite.

We’re also attending the Cartoon Movie in Bordeaux (France), from 3 to 5 March and will be represented at Series Mania, (Lille, France) from 25 to 27 March through Canary Islands Film.

In Tenerife, production companies can benefit from 40% deduction for foreign productions or 45-40 % tax credit for Spanish productions or co-productions. In addition, companies can be established at the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC) and pay 4% on Corporate Income Tax as opposed to 25% paid in the rest of the country.  The island also offers valuable local talent plus experienced production companies and rental equipment companies. 

To arrange a meeting please write to film@webtenerife.com or call +34 647 346362.

TENERIFE FILM COMMISSION

www.tenerifefilm.com

Welcome to the sunny island of Tenerife!

A great place to film your summer campaigns in the middle of February  

Where could be a better place for Northern European’s supermarket chains to film their summer campaigns than the sunny island of Tenerife in the middle of February when the continent is bracing for Arctic weather? 

In January 2019, German major supermarket chain Edeka was pondering where to kickstart their summer marketing campaign , featuring several German celebrity chef on their barbecue grills. There has to be a house that looks like one of those in Germany. There has to be a garden, that looks like one of those in Germany. The key to all is the sun factor and that the celebrity chefs need to rekindle the spirit of summer in front of the “grillen” after a long winter spell in Germany. Scouts were sent out to look for the perfect location, when local Tenerife company Seven Islands Film came up with the solution which they are familiar with. Edeka took an instant liking to the location and the rest is history! Click here to see the campaign. 

The latest news is that Edeka sets to return in 2020 to take advantage of the same sunny setting. In fact weather has always been a top tier factor when it comes to producers opting to film in the Canary Islands, with Tenerife as a frontrunner (although there are seven islands in the Canary Islands) due to its developed infrastructure including flight connections with major European cities. 

As one of the longest running production companies in the Canary Islands, Seven Islands Film is equipped to provide full production services to shoots of all sizes of feature film, television drama and commercial. Not to mention facilitating qualifying audiovisual projects to take advantage of the 40% tax rebate in the Canary Islands. Its principals will be attending Berlinale from 21st to 26th February as part of an ongoing marketing effort to meet with international film and television producers with projects at various development stages.

SEVEN ISLANDS FILM
T. 00 34 922 274 457
info@7ifilm.com
www.7ifilm.com

Occidental Santa Cruz Contemporáneo, a film friendly hotel

The establishment specialises in film crews

The Occidental Santa Cruz Contemporáneo hotel, located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife city centre, has been chosen by nearly twenty production crews in the past few years. International feature film crews like Jason Bourne, Rambo: Last Blood or of series such as Dr Who or Silent Witness have enjoyed the hotel’s flexibility and discretion.

It has 150 rooms and there is a swimming pool available from June to September plus solarium, WIFI, laundry, car park options 50 metres away and all kinds of services to suit the special needs of film crews. Also, being in the centre of town it’s ideal for your days off. You can enjoy our coffee shop and our à-la-carte restaurant, or practise sport in the emblematic Garcia Sanabria park, just one minute away.

And if you’re curious about it, here goes a list of the feature film titles, TV series, commercials and photoshoots the hotel has welcomed (in addition to those mentioned above) in the last few years: Maus; El mejor verano de mi vida; Operación Concha; Tiempos de Guerra; Girls with balls; Kill Skills; Sky Rojo; Amina Rubinacci; Lo&Behold; Stylist Magazine; Hasta que la boda nos separe; Hogarth Worldwide; La Templanza or Meli Ecofuegos.

For further information:

HOTEL OCCIDENTAL SANTA CRUZ CONTEMPORÁNEO

T. 00 34 922 271 571

santacruzcontemporaneo.comercial@occidentalhotels.com 

www.barcelosantacruzcontemporaneo.com

Juanmi Márquez carries off awards in Barcelona, Tokyo, Moscow and Paris

He is the DOP of Tenerife production company La Crème Films

The photographic series Spheres, made by Tenerife photographer Juanmi Márquez for the magazine The Showroom Mag, won the Bronze Award in the Fashion/Advertising section of the Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA). These awards are a recognition to the work done by photographers from all over the world and exhibit them in the creative circles of Russia and Asia.

The series Spheres is a fashion shooting produced in the Canary Islands and directed by Nicolás Rosales (Art Director at The Showroom Mag). Its creative team includes Daida Brito (production manager at La Creme Films), Berta Makowsky (stylist) and hairdresser Pavel Okhakin and his team, who won the Hairdressing Awards Russia this year, after winning for three consecutive years the Hairdresser of the year award. The full editorial will be published in the next issue of the magazine TSM 032 in mid-October.

This is not the first time Juanmi Márquez wins an international prize. Recently, the editorial Japan Colours won the Bronze award in the Fashion/Advertising section at the PX3 in Paris. Since it was set up in 2007 the Prix de la Photografie has been one of the most prestigious photography awards in Europe (this year more than seven thousand works from over a hundred countries were submitted). Japan Colours, published in issue number 27 of The Showroom Mag, is once again recognised after having won LUX de Plata Moda and Tifa Silver Award in 2018.  All this comes in addition to the LUX de Oro award Juanmi Márquez’s got for his The Private List, for The Showroom Mag, in 2015.

LA CRÈME FILMS

Tel.: 0034 922 82 52 06

Web: www.lacremefilms.com

Email: info@lacremefilms.com

Tenerife Film Commission would love to meet up with you

Cartoon Forum, San Sebastián International Film Festival, 3D Wire, Mipcom, Mia, Ciclope, Content London and Focus, these are our next engagements

Tenerife Film Commission would like to let you know about the latest news on companies and talent, the opportunities offered by the 40-45% incentives, plus the exceptional climate and wide range of landscapes available on the Island to different types of film production, especially to feature films, series and commercial shoots, in addition to animation projects.

We are first travelling to Cartoon Forum, Toulouse (France) from 16 to 19 September, to then return to Spain to attend, first of all, San Sebastian International Film Festival, where at 8:00 pm on  22 September we’ll be joining some Canarian production companies at Kursaal’s press room to take part in the event  ‘Canarias crea cine’ staged by Canary Islands Film. If you’d like to come along, please ask for an invite. We are then on to the animation, videogames and new media market 3D Wire, in Segovia, from 3 to 6 October. Quite a few animation and videogame production companies from Tenerife are also joining us here. B-Water Studios will tell us how they have developed, thanks to Unity, pipeline that is unique in the world in their last production, the series Treasure Trekkers.

Our next engagement is at events specialising in series, like Cannes’ Mipcom from 14 to 17 October; MIA Market in Rome from 16 to 19 October; and Content London, UK from 3 to 6 December.

Also, to cater for the advertising sector, we are taking part in Ciclope Festival in Berlin from 7 to 8 November and in Focus, the meeting place for international productions in London on 3 & 4 December.

All in all, we have eight chances to meet up and find out about the news and opportunities Tenerife and the Canaries offer for film productions.

If you’d like to meet with us, please contact: film@webtenerife.com  +34 647 346362.

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO’S “The Head”, produced in association with Hulu Japan and HBO Asia, is currently shooting in Tenerife

“The Head” shooting in Tenerife, photograph by Jacques Mezger

The international cast includes John Lynch, Tomohisa Yamashita, Laura Bach, Mònica López, Alexandre Willaume, Katharine O’Donnelly, John Lynch, Amelia Hoy and Mónica López, plus the special collaboration of Álvaro Morte 

The Island is currently host to the series The Head, a production by The Mediapro Studio in association with Hulu Japan and HBO Asia. It has the support of the Environment and Roads Departments of the Cabildo de Tenerife in terms of managing the shooting permissions as well as the collaboration of Turismo de Tenerife through its Tenerife Film Commission. For the shoot, that will last 50 days (from 11 July to 19 September), 40 local professionals have been hired in addition to ten companies of the island’s film sector.

The Head is the first fiction series by Àlex and David Pastor in Spain. The Canary Islands and Iceland are the locations chosen for this survival thriller directed by Jorge Dorado (El embarcadero, Mindscape). The series features an international cast that includes John Lynch (The Terror), Tomohisa Yamashita (Code Blue), ) Alexandre Willaume (Bajo la superficie, Deep State, Tomb Raider), Laura Bach (Sprinter Galore, Rita), Mònica López (Hierro, En la ciudad, El habitante incierto, Acusados), plus the special collaboration of the Spanish actor Álvaro Morte (the professor, the brain behind the ambitious assault in Money Heist). The long, dark Antarctic months, the cold, the wind and the vast extensions of ice together with the feeling of loneliness and claustrophobia are the distinctive features of this fiction, which consists of six 50-minute episodes. The plot of The Head, with dialogues in English and Danish, is set at the international station Polaris VI, on the Antarctica. A reduced group of scientists from different countries is in charge of keeping the base in operation during the long polar night. But at the height of winter, the station stops all communication with the exterior. 

The Head is mainly being shot inside two factory premises in the municipality of La Laguna. The only exterior location has been Punta del Inglés, at a singular spot in Parque Rural de Anaga. Shooting has also been made in interiors in special locations such as Auditorio de Tenerife, Finca Tristán, the Floatel Reliance platform or the Brifor unit facilities in La Guancha. In addition to the support of the Cabildo de Tenerife, the production has also enjoyed the help of the town councils of La Laguna and Santa Cruz.

The local companies hired by this international production include some of the members of Tenerife Film Commission like Blackout Films, with their postproduction and DIT services; Location One Islas Canarias and The Boss Transports, that hire shooting equipment; Archipiélago Renting, vehicle hire; Grupo Suardíaz shipping company; Riskmedia Insurance Brokers; hotel Taburiente, and the model agency Bewateragency.

“The Head” shooting in Tenerife, photograph by Jacques Mezger

The project, one of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO’s major investments, took its first steps in 2017 at the prestigious International Series Mania Forum, held in Paris. The Head was presented at a pitching session and aroused great interest among representatives from the media and entertainment sector.

According to Javier Méndez, Chief Content Officer of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, “The Head is an example of the direction we’re headed in, with ambitious and complex international projects based on great stories. The Head is a major step in the Studio’s strategy to guarantee that the best stories reach our clients around the world; to do so, we have excellent partner like Hulu Japan”.

Laura Fernández Espeso, Corporate Director and CoHead of TV of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, commented: “The Head is the fruit of many months’ labor to meet deadlines when demand for content is huge. Having talent like Jorge Dorado and Àlex and David Pastor working from the beginning to build and shape this project, altogether with a great international cast and a prominent partner such as Hulu Japan, gives an idea of the magnitude of the project. It is a privilege for THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO to bring this amazing series to the audiovisual market”.

“After a process lasting two and half years, we at THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO are proud to bring this unique story to the screen”, explained Tellem. “’The Head’” is about Good and Evil. Our story begins when a group of people find themselves completely disconnected from the world, in the frozen darkness of the South Pole winter. For the unknown killer among them, this is the perfect setting. For everybody else, telling good from evil just might be the thing that saves your life.” 

 “In ‘The Head’, I made some contribution to the development, which is quite unusual,” director Jorge Dorado explains, “because directors normally join in at a much later stage. And this is very interesting, because this way, the story in a way becomes yours too.”

The director also emphasizes the work of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO: “At the moment, no one else in Spain is doing projects of this magnitude and with such international ambition.”

Àlex and David, who have worked on the screenplays of “The Head”, along with Isaac Sastre, define the production as a “claustrophobic thriller with a central mystery.” “The series plays with two different times, because the idea is to find out who the murderer is, the reasons why they have done this, and if there is something else behind or beyond what seem to be a series of crimes,” they suggest.

The Pastor brothers have a brilliant track record in filmmaking with titles like “Carriers” and “The Last Days”, both written and directed by them, and “SELF/LESS”, written by them, directed by Tarsem Singh (“The Cell”) and starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds. They made their debut in the TV world with the series “Incorporated”, for the US channel Sy Fy, produced by Pearl Street Films, which is Matt Damon’s and Ben Affleck’s company. The Pastor brothers were in charge of the screenplay and the direction of the pilot episode. Recently, they have directed the film “Hogar” for Netflix. 

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO

The mission of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, the content division of the MEDIAPRO Group, is to expand the creation, production and distribution of content globally, creating high-quality international content in association with the very best Spanish and international talent, including Paolo Sorrentino, Woody Allen, Isabel Coixet, Ran Tellem, Oliver Stone, Daniel Burman, Fernando León de Aranoa, Iván Escobar, Javier Fesser, Patricio Guzmán, Borja Cobeaga, Diego San José, Marc Cistaré, Manuel Huerga, Ernesto Daranas, Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn, Laura Belloso, Marc Vigil, Fernando González Molina, Javier Olivares and Ruth García. THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, with 58 offices distributed across four continents, 14 of which develop and produce content, launched 34 series in 2019 with a global investment of €200 million for the production of series, movies, entertainment programs, short-formats and documentaries. MEDIAPRO has partnered with key industry players worldwide including HBO, Netflix, Amazon, DirectTV, Fox, Viacom, Yle Turner and Disney, which have earned international acclaim winning awards including 2 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, multiple Goya awards and two Daytime Emmy Awards.

ABOUT HULU JAPAN

Hulu Japan was originally launched in Sept 2011 by Hulu LLC and got acquired by HJ Holdings Inc, (a Nippon TV company) in April 2014. Over 2 million paying subscribers of Hulu Japan’s SVOD service have instant access to 60,000 videos, and its content line-up covers global-hit scripted series and feature films, local shows including popular dramas, animations, variety shows, documentaries, and Hulu Japan original series besides exclusive catch up and library from Nippon TV, which is the leading terrestrial network and the majority owner of HJ Holdings. Hulu Japan has been maintaining the leading position in the Japanese OTT market since its launch and is regarded as one of the most used services there. Besides Nippon TV, the shareholders include Hulu LLC, Yahoo Japan, TOHO, Yomiuri TV, and CHUKYO TV.

About HBO ASIA

Wholly owned by HBO (a subsidiary of WarnerMedia), Singapore-based HBO Asia brings the best of Hollywood to Asia first through its exclusive licensing deals with major Hollywood and independent studios, including Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Lionsgate and DreamWorks Animation. HBO is available across 23 territories across Asia. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. HBO Asia broadcasts five 24-hour commercial-free subscription movie channels: HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Hits and Cinemax; an Asian movie channel, Red by HBO; internet streaming platform, HBO GO; subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, HBO On Demand; and a branded SVOD service in China, 鼎级剧场 (ding ji ju chang). HBO Asia is also the exclusive distributor of BabyFirst channel in the region. Log on to www.hboasia.com for more information.

Tenerife Film Commission

Tenerife Film Commission is the brand of Turismo de Tenerife that gives advice to national and international film companies about locations, permissions, and about all the services they may require while shooting on the Island. The wide range of spaces available as well as the natural sets offered by the Island mean multiple areas of the world can be recreated within just a few kilometres. The technology and the local production companies, the incentives and tax breaks available for production companies, plus a privileged climate that allows shooting in exterior location year-round make Tenerife the ideal shooting location.

film@webtenerife.com

+34 647 346462

www.tenerifefilm.com

Frantic activity of FixerCanaryIslands in the last few months

The heads of FixerCanaryIslands, Javier Navarro Escuela and Pierre Félix, have been frantically busy in the past few months as they worked for feature films, series and TV programmes.

Pierre Félix took part as Spain’s production manager in the film Gomera (The Whistlers), by director Corneliu Porumboiu, shortlisted at Cannes Film Festival in 2019. The film will be in theatres on 13 September. He has also been chosen by the international platform www.worldfixer.com and its clients as best fixer in Spain —ex aequo with Sorrel Downer, from Seville—. Please see the ranking here.

Their activity this year has also taken Pierre Félix and Javier Navarro to be in charge of production services for the “making of” of the series The Witchers for Netflix, shot on the island of La Palma in March. They also took care of the production services for the documentary series Volcanes y Hombres for the French-German TV channel ARTE, shot in Tenerife, El Hierro and Lanzarote in May.

Their work in 2019 also includes the production services for the summer publicity campaign of the French department store Le Printemps (shot in February in Tenerife); for the documentary on players in the Canaries of the famous internet game HAY DAY  Meet the Farmer, shot in July in Gran Canaria; and the tele-reality programme Cross the Atlantic for the Swedish TV channel TV4, set in Gran Canaria last January.

FixerCanaryIslands

Tel.: 0034 616 91 42 09

Web: www.fixercanaryislands.com

Email: pierrefelix@fixercanaryislands.com

Alucine SFX Canary sets up in Tenerife

Regarding special effects, the company caters for every possible need

Rain at Ron Hopper’s Misfortune directed by Jaime Falero

Alucine SFX Canary has just opened their Tenerife base to operate across the Canary Islands. Their team has wide experience in conceiving and carrying out all kinds of special effects for film, television, commercials and theatre. Their effects include all possible versions of rain, snowscapes or falling snowflakes, fog and smoke, wind, totally safe fires and explosions of every size, body or object bullet-shots, sparks, collapses

They also make special replicas, specific models of weapons, retractable objects, breakable bottles, glasses and plates as well as all kinds of dangerous objects actors have to be hit with or closely interact with.  They have and make vehicle simulators, prop weapons and detonators, muzzle loaders, etc.

Early this year they took care of all the special effects for the film Ron Hopper’s Misfortune directed by Jaime Falero, which included atmospheric effects like fog, rains in addition to classic effects with arrows, swords and fire.

Alucine SFX Canary

Tel.: 0034 637 45 31 61

Web: www.alucine.tv

Email: alucinesfxcanary@alucine.tv