Educated or self-educated in private film academies, short seminars and cursillos in California, New York, Cuba, or London, in the advertising industry, as apprentices on film sets, or through the making of shorts, this is a group whose professional coming of age occurred in a perceived void, in the absence of a National Film School, between the closing of the EOC in the early 1970s and the creation of the ESCAC
and the ECAM in the mid-1990s.
Most of the 2011 Escac
final year feature projects "could be made for less than $2 million," he says.
Local talent is fueled by Barcelona's prestigious film school ESCAC
, whose innovative first features by former alums are produced by Escandalo Films, which has also just unveiled a slice-of-life toon series for TV3 called "Arros covat."
When not producing, Matamoros runs a marketing course at Barcelona's Escac
Many young Catalan directors--often, like Morales, alums of Barcelona's vibrant ESCAC
film school--are unabashed '80s U.S.
Produced by Escandalo Films, a company strongly linked to prestigious Catalan film school Escac
, "Eve" reteams key crew members of smash hit "The Orphanage," including f/x specialist Lluis Castells.
Maillo's "Eva" reps a more international and mainstream production line at Escandalo, which produces first features by Barcelona Escac
(film school) alums.
Tech standards are pushed by Catalan film schools, the Escac
Meanwhile, Escandalo Films, producing first features from ESCAC
(film school) students, is emerging as a Barcelona production force.
TRES DIA CON LA FAMILIA (Escandalo) Chabrolesque critique of bourgeois mores from ESCAC
alum Mar Coll.