This year has passed as an earthquake. The traces that the pandemic has left being have filled as with sadness. Many people have left us and many cinemas, theatres, bookshops and concert halls have closed down. I hope that 2021 will be more optimistic and that we can give back to Culture the place that it deserves in our lives.
The Morella Festival (Spain) gives the award Tuber Melanosporum to the best noir novel of the year published by a first-time author. I have the pleasure to announce that my novel “21 days of rage” is among the five finalists. It is a big achievement, bearing in mind the background of the other four finalists. You can read the news here: https://morellanegra.com/2020/12/
The University of Massachussetts-Amherst has signed me to teach a course about the ins and outs of making short films. The course starts on December 7th and combines both, theory and practical exercises to evolve as a filmmaker, so you can end up making your own films. For more information, please visit: https://lnkd.in/dVYcXZX
We have shot the last scene of the documentary about Elena Jordi. In the meantime we have been editing it and right now we just need to do the sound design, the colour correction and getting the rights of archival footage and images. We can say now that we are at the last stage of this film and we hope to have the final master before the end of the year.
I’m starting a brand new adventure at the Film and Television School of Lleida (Spain). I will start teaching screenwriting and documentary online courses from October. If you want to enrol, please, visit www.eccit.es.
The first year leading the Film School in Lleida (Spain) has been very positive. The pandemic paralysed us for a few months but we kept with the same enthusiasm until the end of the term. We shot two short films that are already in the film festival circuit and even winning awards! All this is thanks to the extraordinary team that make the school great. Thanks to all of you!
We have shot the final part of the documentary about Elena Jordi at the premises of the Film School of Lleida in Spain. Clara Mingueza, an actress from Barcelona, was dressed up as an exotic ballerina to emulate the character of Thaïs. We are now one scene away to finish the shooting. We expect to shoot it at the end of this summer.
After almost three months of lockdown invested in teaching online classes and editing the documentary about Elena Jordi, I am ready to focus on the making of the short films that will be made by the students at ECCIT (www.eccit.es). Everything is ready to hear the first clapperboard on Monday 15th June.
During the confinement I have been able to focus on the editing of the documentary about Elena Jordi. There are still a couple of scenes left to shoot and adding some archival footage but the film is at the last stage of editing images. I will soon start the sound design and the colour correction.
On April 23rd we celebrate the World Book Day. The presentation of my book “21 days of rage” at different book stores has been cancelled. We will not be able to stroll around to buy books and roses. Buy we will not stop reading nor caring. This World Book Day books and roses will fill our memories and they will help us appreciate, even more, the magic of this special day. I hope you will enjoy it intensively among your …