Saturday 21 November 2009

THE LADY AND THE REAPER shortlisted for the Oscars short film category.

The Lady and the Reaper, a short film developed by Kandor Graphics and Green Moon in Spain, is still on the run to win the Oscar for the shortfilm category next March.

Today, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Societies announced that the list of the short films that still have a chance to win an Oscar have been reduced from 37 to ten.

The company behind this shortfilm is the same that has developed The missing Linx, with the support of Antonio Banderas as one of the producers and Raúl García as one of the Directors and writers.

The title lasts approximately eight minutes and tells the story of and old woman and her death. It has already won the public award festival and the best original music award at the ALCINE festival in Spain.

The final number of the Oscars nominees for this category will be five.

You can watch the teaser of The Lady and the Reaper clicking here.

Tuesday 17 November 2009


Planet 51 is due to be released on the 20th of November in USA. It has been created by Ilion Animation Studios in Spain, which was founded in 2002, and is the first Spanish movie that has achieved wide international distribution. Sony Pictures is behind it, with around 3,500 theatres in the United States. To put this into perspective: Paramount Pictures released “Up” in 3,886 theatres earlier this year.

The movie is the most expensive film made in Spain; with a budget of 55 million Euros. Only Agora comes close to that, spending 50 million euros on the developing of this Spanish live action movie getting in return around 20 million Euros in Spain, where it is still showing.