As the producer of one of the highest-grossing Spanish films of the last decade, Alex de la Iglesia’s Perfect Strangers, Madrid-based Nadie es Perfecto is ramping up production while rebranding and after hiring ex-Netflix exec Juan Mayne focuses on expanding its bridges to Mexico and Latin America.
In one fell swoop, Mexico’s SDB Films (“The Deal”, “Doblemente Embarazada”) Christopher Hool has taken on board two upcoming NEP titles, “La Navidad está en sus manos” by Joaquín Mazón and Kike Maillo’s “Locomía”.
NEP also adapted for Spain the Mexican hit series El Juego de la Llaves, owned by Corazón Films, and produced with Warner Bros. and local broadcaster Atresmedia.
The company changes its name to Nadie’s Perfecto+. “We want to make more films, be in more series and open up to their formats, and we’re already making progress on a number of titles,” said Nadie’s Perfecto founder Kiko Martínez diversity.
For Martínez, the incorporation of Juan [Mayne] “connects us to the talents he has worked with not only in Spain but also in Latin America and the United States, which will allow us to grow in both areas”,
“La Navidad en sus manos” with Santiago Segura, probably the biggest comedy troupe in the Spanish-speaking world with Eugenio Dérbez, is a Christmas film, a construction phenomenon in Spain. It marks the latest film by Joaquín Mazón.
Written by Daniel Monedero and Fran Arnal, screenwriters of Netflix’s 1000 km de la Navidad, La Navidad en sus manos centers on a middle-aged man tasked with saving Christmas without charge after Santa Claus (Segura) is involved in an accident , which puts him in need of psychiatric help. “La Navidad” is positioned as a window-first film to be released in theaters, with filming slated to begin mid-November. It is the latest film from Mazón, which recently bowed to “La vida padre” and directed episodes of legendary Spanish series such as “Cuerpo de élite”, “Allí abajo” and “Con el culo al aire”.
Addressing children and adults alike – Mazón says he’s an adult who’s drunk at the well of American adventure films like The Goonies – La Navidad en tus manos will be a “highly entertaining film and visually ambitious, which will help it.” to travel,” he said.
Directed by Kike Maillo, who appeared in Venice with his 2011 feature film debut Eva, with Daniel Brühl as the robot engineer, Locomía is a biopic of a Spanish band as successful as it is unique, a first boy band, said Mailló, made up of fashion designers who worked as go-go dancers in Ibiza, their trademark dancing while sacrificing huge fans.
Supported by Netflix and Atresmedia, “The biopic is a total apology about Spain in the 80s and early 90s, an era of new freedoms on multiple levels: nudity in movies, Madrid’s movida, sexual freedom and drugs, an obsessive reaction to a very closed Era with a castrating Catholic culture,” Mailló said.
“The film talks about ambition, youth, nightlife, self-discovery, the freshness of a generation that has embraced its identity without hesitation,” he added.
Should go into production in March. Much of the film is set in Ibiza, beginning with a party thrown by Freddie Mercury, Mailló said, calling the film a “dynamic musical comedy” aimed at young audiences.
“Twenty years ago sales representatives were selling area after area. Now we can more easily reach a larger audience,” Martinez said.
“In the past, films had to be made in English so that they could travel. That’s not so important now. The ambition of a project is more important and the Spanish speaking market allows us to be more ambitious.”
Greater ambition means opening up to international co-productions.
“We will use our relationship with Mexico, the gateway to the US, to do more co-productions with Latin America and emerging operators across the Atlantic targeting Mexico,” added Martínez.
As the producer of two films directed by Alex de la Iglesia – 2017’s “El Bar” and the 2017 hit “Perfectos Desconocidos” – Nadie es Perfecto also supported a number of De la Iglesia productions such as Eduardo Casanovas eye-catching debut film ” Skins” (“Pieles”).
Still pushing horror, a line born through her partnership with Alex de la Iglesia, Nadie es Perfecto has produced the horror comedy Fenómenas, directed by Carlos Therón and produced by the famous paranormal group Hepta, directed by Father Pilón was inspired.
The film stars Belen Rueda, Toni Acosta and Gracia Olayo as members of the Hepta group and Emilio Gutiérrez Caba as Father Pilón.
“We will continue on this path. Horror connects with young people, we have great precedents in Spain,” Martinez said.
https://variety.com/2022/film/global/santiago-segura-jaime-llorente-kiko-martinez-1235423719/ Nadie it Perfecto: Santiago Segura ‘Navidad’, Jaime Llorente ‘Locomía’