Giancarlo Nai’s Quijote Films unveils an Ibero-American slate (exclusive).

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Giancarlo Nasi

Chilean producer Giancarlo Nasi of Santiago and Los Angeles-based Quijote Films has revealed details of his international slate of Ibero-American productions, showcasing emerging Chilean and international filmmakers. Quijote is one of the five companies selected for the five-label Company Matching Programme at the EFM.

Rodrigo’s Susarte genre’s film Invunche, a co-production with Florencia Larrea’s Forastero Films, and Diego Cespedes’ feature debut The Mysterious Gaze Of The Flamingo are both set to shoot this year.

Nasi is also producing his first doc feature Texas Soul Sisters, to be directed by France-South Africa filmmaker Pascal Lamche, who won the best director prize for the World Cinema Documentary at Sundance 2018. “It’s a story set in the U.S. with a strong political and social context,” said Nasi of the new film.

Quijote is also developing Niles Atalah’s Celestial Twins, an auteur genre film with animation and live action elements.

“Alongside the film we are developing a VR experience, something really beautiful,” Nasi added.

The Los Angeles office of Quijote opened just 18 months ago. It has allowed Nasi to meet industry professionals from other sectors. “I have friends working at Nasa,” said he. “The audiovisual industry is merging and virtual reality and technology are revolutionising our craft. I’m not willing to be a mere spectator of these changes.”

Since setting up the Los Angeles office, Quijote is producing Felipe Galves’s The Settlers, a co-production between eight countries, with mK2 handling internatiopnal sales; Zafari, by Mariana Rondon, director of San Sebastian winner Bad Hair, which is being lead produced by Marite Ugas at Peru’s Sudaca Films; The Practice, a collaboration with Argentina’s Un Puma, Portugal’s Rosa Filmes and Germany’s Pandora; and Cesar Augusto Acevedo’s Horizon, with which it is teaming with Colombia’s Inercia, France’s Cinesud and Luxembourg’s Tarantula.

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