Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Filmax Intl. picks up world sales on Gutierrez's "Before the Fall"

Berlinale buzz Panorama title Before The Fall (3 Dias) from rising young Spanish auteur Francisco Javier Gutierrez has been picked up for world sales by Filmax Entertainment.

The thriller, which was 'godfathered' by Spanish star Antonio Banderas, is coproduced by Maestranza Films, Green Moon Spain and Pentagramma Films. (Screen Daily)

Gutierrez's debut, an unusual sci-fi morality tale, has generated buzz in Spain, driven by the sales and B.O. boom in new Spanish genre talent. Pic turns on a man who struggles for ethical redemption as a meteorite hurtles toward Earth, signaling the end of the world.

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