Selected – 4th Edition
Casa de fieras
Graduated in Scriptwriting by the ECAM. She works as a screenwriter in different production companies developing projects for new platforms, and small advertising pieces. She wrote and directed Woman without a child, her first short film as a director, which, among others, won the Biznagas for Best Direction and the Audience Award at the Malaga Festival, the first award “Ciudad de Alcalá” in Alcine, Roel for best script at the Medina del Campo Film Week, Best New Director at the Fugaz Awards and went through the Official Section for Clermont Film Fest.
Her next short film, Magical Thinking, will be shot in summer 2021 and it is an excerpt from her first film, Casa de Fieras.
Raquel Pedreira works since 2008 coordinating production and post-production processes for the advertising and corporate sector and the production of short films. She’s been executive producer and production director of, amongst others, all the shorts listed below. In addition to financing them (with the support of ICAA, CAM and Movistar +) she has also been in charge of the sales and distribution of all of them.
David Moreno combines the writing of film and television series with the production and direction of his own short films. He has collaborated as a writer in the series Fariña (Atresmedia) and In death row (Movistar+). He is currently developing El inmortal, a new series for Movistar + (DLO). He has written Black Beach (Esteban Crespo).
Together they have produced: Magical Thinking (Eva Saiz, 2021); There will be monsters (Carlota Pereda, 2020), Óscar Desafinado (Mikel Alvariño, 2014); and all the shorts written and directed by David Moreno: Moscas (2018), Nini (2016), Zombi (2012), Socarrat (2009).
Eight-year-old Pablo meets Lucas, another boy his age, at a challenging time in his life. He has no friends in his neighbourhood. His parents spend more time trying to resolve their relationship issues than spending time with him. But thanks to Lucas, Pablo finally has someone to play with and thus escape all the anguish that surrounds him. There’s just one problem: Lucas isn’t real. He’s Pablo’s imaginary friend. When Lucas suddenly disappears, Pablo feels more alone than ever and doesn’t hesitate to run away from home in order to be with his friend again. For an entire night, Pablo wanders the streets of Madrid trying to get to the old menagerie in Retiro Park, where he thinks Lucas is waiting for him. From Pablo’s point of view, Madrid at night becomes a more sinister and dangerous place than the dark forests in horror stories.
Casa de Fieras is an homage to childhood, understood as a different way of seeing the world. It speaks of reality as subjective and the imagination as a lifeline. It addresses the sense of innocence; which is not the lack of awareness, but rather the lack of unnecessary pain. But above all, Casa de Fieras is the adventure of a boy and a summer that he will remember, later on, throughout his life, as a strange but happy time.
Eva’s new story not only maintained the virtues of her first short film, but took them further with genuine artistic ambition and confidence in her personal and non-transferable universe.
It was the script for The Magical Thinking, a special and fascinating short. A vivid portrait of childhood and children’s reality management mechanisms. Filled with authentic characters and organic dialogues that captivated us from the beginning. But this universe that was presented to us did not end there, it had its continuity in a feature film, this feature film: Casa de Fieras.
We immediately understood we wanted to develop both projects in parallel. It made perfect sense to produce the first to help build the second and accompany Eva in the passage from short to full-length film.