Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Last days shooting "Sirena Negra"

As I have posted previously, our short film adapting the play "Sirena Negra" written by Vanessa Montfort for the project "Hijos de Mary Shelley" is now in its Festivals running, and doing pretty well! Here are a couple of photos from the last shooting days in Madrid...

A "secret" screening with the people of La Huella. We use to do that to have fresh feedback from the early editing versions. Left to right: Régis Barbey (colourist), Luis Sánchez-Gijón (behind Régis, editor and AD), Jérôme Debève (Producer and VFX supervisor), Jorge Muñoz (CGI artist), Juan A. Ruiz (Producer and VFX supervisor) and Iván Lopez (video artist and Flame specialist)

On location, preparing the shooting for next day. Left to rift: Juanlo Prada (Production director), Lati Maraña (DOP) and Luis Sánchez-Gijón (Editor,VFX designer and AD)

Luis Sánchez-Gijón (Editor and AD) with Lati Maraña (DOP) and me in the foreground :-)

The shooting day, Juanlo and Luis

Preparing a shot. Between Luis and Lati is María Gestoso (Camera Assistant)

Shooting a... sewer

Here is Áyax López Alavés, son of Iván, who has a little but important role in the film

Juanlo spending time with Ayax

Juano in a pause of the shooting

Shooting some effects footage in my apartment

By the end of the day we shot some wide shots in the Azca area

María with Lati

Suddenly the rain came and helped to have some wonderful shots

Juanlo by the end of the last day

The next morning, in La Huella, Lati and Luis

A limited screening of the film a couple of days later. Left to right: Vanessa Montfort (author), Ruth González (the star of the film) and Luis Antonio Muñoz (score composer and sound designer of the play)

Here we are, after the screening

The making of the previous photo :-)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Shooting a Pilot

Here are some images of the interviews shooting for the pilot of a new documentary series we are working on. Can't say any more for now... It's a fascinating project, by the way. 

In the photos, series director and writer Luis Sánchez-Gijón, DOP Lati Maraña (AEC) and Make-up artist Beatriz Faura during the shooting at Blueberry Studios, Madrid.

Photos by Gonzalo Arroyo.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Painting auction

Here’s the link for the auction of my painting “Avaricia” (”Greed”) in Duran Arte y Subastas, Madrid. It was painted in 2013 in homage to actress Zasu Pitts, star in “Greed”, a 1924 silent classic film directed by Erich Von Stroheim. I painted it on a digital print obtained from a xerographic process I used as a High-pass filter. Auction open until June 23rd.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

"Science Gossip" rocks!

A piece of news! Our series "Science Gossip" has been nominated to the Rockie Awards 2016!!

"Science Gossip" is a 13x7' animated series about the lives of well-known scientists under a funny prism. Here's some info.

If you are interested, please don't hesitate to send me an email. International sales are still open!   :-)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Commercial for Danone


A couple of months ago, I directed this animated commercial for Danone in Spain. The character design and voice are by Joaquín Reyes. Animation by Sopa de Sobre.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

"Elio Quiroga with those who dream" - An interview for 7 Islands Magazine

7 Islands Magazine is a charming, elegant and really well written online magazine born in the Canaries. They interviewed me some weeks ago, and here's the English version.

In the (quite long) chat with my interviewer (shot in La Puntilla, Las Canteras Beach, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), I talked a bit about my last novel, "Los que sueñan" ("Those who dream"; hence the interview title) which won the 2015 Minotauro Award; the most prestigious Science-Fiction and Fantasy literary award in Spanish language. 

We chatted also about my last film, a documentary about infamous (and almost forgotten) French film pioneer Max Linder, titled "The mystery of the King of Kinema" which won a Special Mention of the Jury in the Gijón International Film Festival, and about my next film project, an adaptation of Canarian author Alexis Ravelo's hit noir novel "La estrategia del pequinés" ("The pequinese strategy"). 

And here and there are some surprises too... 

Hope you like it!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

"Los que sueñan", my last novel

"Los que sueñan" ("Those who dream") is the title of my new novel, which has won the Minotauro Award 2015. If you want to take a look, and why not, practice your Spanish with a sci-fi novel, that's your chance in perfect paperback!

BTW, an exclusive piece of news: an international producer has acquired its film rights!!

"Fascinating, bizarre and powerful" (Guillermo del Toro)
"A classic" (El Mar de Tinta)