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Bedroom City

FEATURE MOVIE / DYSTOPIAN, DRAMA, THRILLER / 120´/ ENGLISH

Writeen by Martin Romanella, Diego Sabanés, Richard Lasser

Bedroom City

FEATURE MOVIE / DYSTOPIAN, DRAMA, THRILLER / 120´/ ENGLISH

Writeen by Martin Romanella, Diego Sabanés, Richard Lasser

Logline

During an acute shortage of drinking water, census officer Finley brings his family to the fishing community where he was abandoned as a baby. In the search for his past he confronts a much darker secret, threatening the inhabitants of Bedroom City.

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Synopsis

When clean drinking water is nearly exhausted, FINLEY, a census officer, 40s, takes his bride, EMILY 30s, and her 9-year old son, EWAN, on a working vacation to the once-grand tropical escape – Bedroom City. It will be a chance to fish, relax and – Emily hopes – for Ewan to grow close to the man he hates for replacing the father who abandoned him.

Instead, they find a decaying, desolate port town dominated by an immense water tower and a cluster of cooperative apartment buildings. There, Finley embarks on the task of updating the local census. But as Emily soon finds out, Finley is using the census as a cover. After receiving a mysterious letter from an anonymous resident of Bedroom City, Finley has come on a quest – to track down his biological parents.

The whole place is run by KEITH LANGSTON, 60s, the kindly but all-powerful Administrator, who provides room, board and, most importantly, clean drinking water, in exchange for the inhabitants’ labor. It doesn’t take long for Finley to sense that the locals are holding something back, hiding something they are afraid of – something that now threatens his own family, as his wife is slowly consumed by a strange illness.

As Finley probes deeper, he is resented and rejected by the bizarre community, where messages for the dead are recorded at the city’s unusually busy funeral parlour, where a siren announces the twice daily release of water into the city’s labyrinth of pipes, where the Administrator’s announcements are broadcast everywhere on loudspeakers, where a telegraph is the only connection to the outside world. To make matters worse, Ewan grows ever-more resentful of Finley with each passing day. But when Emily’s deteriorating health forces her onto a boat back to the mainland, Ewan does an about-face and decides to stay with Finley – the only father he has.

It is only with the help of the town’s UNDERTAKER and TILDA, a cook, that Finley learns who his parents were, why they abandoned him, and why there are over 7,000 unaccounted-for deaths. When it dawns on him that no boat and no message ever leave, he has to face Bedroom City’s dark secret. But by then, he too is stricken by the same mysterious illness that afflicted Emily and is powerless to stop the killing. If he and the rest of Bedroom City’s terrified residents are to survive, it will be up to Ewan.

Reference

City of Lost Children, Delicatessen, Soilent Green.

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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                        — ¡THERE YOU HAVE IT!,  ¡TAKE IT! — YELLED THE LEADER WHILE STANDING ON A STOOL, ON THE EDGE OF THE SUBURBAN CITY LINES. AND THE CITY, MATTRESSES IN HAND, ADVANCED
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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