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El Asombrado – In development

Series / Thriller, Magic Realism, Drama / Original IP / 8x50´/ English

An original idea by Martin Romanella

El Asombrado – In development

Series / Thriller, Magic Realism, Drama / Original IP / 8x50´/ English

An original idea by Martin Romanella

Logline

As he waits for his wife to wake up from her coma so that they can finish the conversation that could save his marriage, a man in his sixties, followed by a 127-metre-long shadow, becomes the spokesperson for a women’s movement against Chinese wig factories and the billion-dollar hair extension industry. This is the story of the world’s biggest con artist.

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Synopsis

“Do whatever you have to do,” Cándida Segunda said, “but don’t tarnish our family name.”

The year is 1969. Man’s first steps on the moon.
Navarro Ismael Ferrase, a man followed by a 127-metre-long shadow, a professional con artist and hatter by trade, waits for his wife Cándida to wake up from her coma; a coma she fell into after a row between the two of them caused them to crash their car.
As he waits for her, Navarro travels from city to city, trying to reinvent himself. He hopes to evolve, to change, to transform, so that when the day finally arrives, and Candida wakes up, he will have become the man she wanted him to be. This is his last chance to save their marriage.
But Navarro has a lot on his plate. His daughter has been kidnapped by an army of relentless paramilitaries whose mission is none other than to destroy him. Meanwhile, CCTV, the state TV network of communist China, plans to broadcast Navarro confessing to all his scams and fraudulent deeds live on air.
While the whole world is distracted by man’s first steps on the moon, Cándida wakes up after seven long years. What will she find? Will Navarro have become the husband she always dreamed of?

Nine Letters

Series - Period Drama, Anthology | Hollywood | 12x50' | English

Optioned by Sphere Content (www.spherecontents.com)

Nine Letters

Series - Period Drama, Anthology | Hollywood | 12x50' | English

Optioned by Sphere Content (www.spherecontents.com)

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Synopsis

Nine Letter is a miniseries of 12 episodes, one hour each.
It is an anthology that takes in a hundred years of the Hollywood Sign’s history and the events surrounding each of its 9 letters.
It is a historical drama based on real characters and events.
In two years’ time, on 8 December 2023, the Hollywood Sign will celebrate its 100th birthday, an occasion sure to be marked with much fanfare.

In 1978, to mark the 75th anniversary of Hollywood’s incorporation as a city, the original sign was replaced by a new one. The unveiling, for which the sign was surrounded by a mass of searchlights  flooding the sky above with beams of light, brought in a television audience of 60 million in the United States alone.

In short, ours is no ordinary protagonist. This is the story of 9 letters in sheet metal that form a sign 13 meters high, 106 meters long – 9 letters that spell out ‘Hollywood’.
A meditation on adaptation and reinvention.

The copyright for the Hollywood Sign, or more specifically the ‘Hollywood Stylized Mark’, belongs to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
NINE LETTERS has obtained permission for worldwide use of the Mark in this TV series from Global Icons.

Reference

The Crown

Malambo

Feature Movie, Original IP / Dramedy, Suspense, Crime / 90´/ Spanish

Screenplay by Mariano Llinas, Walter Jacob & Martin Romanella
Optioned by Argentinacine

Malambo

Feature Movie, Original IP / Dramedy, Suspense, Crime / 90´/ Spanish

Screenplay by Mariano Llinas, Walter Jacob & Martin Romanella
Optioned by Argentinacine

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Synopsis

Malambo is a contemporary small-town thriller about an Argentinian zapateador folk dancer who has lost his job performing at tourist ranches. When his family is threatened with eviction, he agrees to be trained up for a clandestine malambo contest, knowing the prize money will be enough to save them. What he doesn’t know is that he will be competing against his own brother, that the competition is being financed by his biological father and that, according to tradition, the loser will have his throat slit. Through his veins runs a secret long hidden.

Reference

Fargo (Coen, 1996), Let Me Out (Peele, 2017), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Coen, 2000)