Archivo de Febrero de 2010

“LA DAMA Y LA MUERTE”, GANADORA DEL GOYA 2010 – “THE LADY AND THE REAPER” 2010 GOYA AWARD WINNER

En la noche del pasado domingo 14 de Febrero, “La Dama y la Muerte” se alzó como Mejor Cortometraje de Animación 2010 durante la XXIV Gala de los Premios Goya.

El máximo galardón del cine español nos fue otorgado por los académicos, que eligieron la propuesta de Kandor Moon en una edición particularmente reñida en esta categoría y marcada por un nivel de calidad muy alto: competían con “La Dama”, “Alma” de Rodrigo Blaas,”Margarita” de Alex Cervantes y “Tachaaaan!” de Carlos del Olmo y Rafael Cano.

El director del corto Javier Recio Gracia subió al escenario a recoger el premio acompañado por su compañero y director de arte Oscar Jiménez Vargas, junto a Manuel Sicilia, Enrique Posner y Javier Banderas en representación de los productores asociados de Kandor Moon.

Queremos agradecer a la Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España este gran honor que motiva e ilusiona a un equipo de más de 70 profesionales, que aguantaron la respiración observando aquel enigmático sobre blanco…

MUCHAS GRACIAS A TODOS

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 Last Sunday night, February 14th,“The Lady and the Reaper” won the 2010 Spanish Best Animated Short Film Award during the 24th Goya Awards Gala.

The Academy members gave us the highest honor in Spanish movie industry choosing Kandor Moon’s project in a particularly competitive edition in this category and with a very high quality level: along with “The Lady”, were competing along with “Alma” by Rodrigo Blaas, “Margarita” by Alex Cervantes and “Tachaaaan!” by Carlos de Olmo and Rafael Cano.

Short film director Javier Recio Gracia climbed up the stage to accept the award, joined by his colleague and art supervisor Oscar Jiménez Vargas, as well as Manuel Sicilia, Enrique Posner and Javier Banderas representing the associated producers of Kandor Moon.

We would like to thank the Spanish Art and Cinematographic Sciences Academy for this great honor that motivates and excites a team composed by more than 70 people, who held their breaths looking at that enigmatic white envelope…

MANY THANKS TO EVERYBODY

“THE LADY AND THE REAPER”, FIRST SPANISH OSCAR NOMINEE IN THE CATEGORY OF BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

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Antonio Banderas, and the production company Kandor Moon produced the film in Granada, Spain.

Granada, February 2nd, 2010.-Spanish short film “The Lady and the Reaper”, co-produced by Kandor Graphics and Antonio Banderas, is nominated for the Oscar in Best Animated Short Film category, as announced today by the Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences in Hollywood.
This is the first ever nomination for a Spanish animated film.
The movie directed by Javier Recio Gracia is result of the joint effort of Granada studio Kandor Graphics in association with Green Moon, Antonio
Banderas production company.

About KandorMoon

KandorMoon is an animation studio based in Granada Spain. The company’s debut animated feature, THE MISSYNG LYNX was directed by one of the studios´founders, Manuel Sicilia together with Raúl Garcia. Despite the film’s low budget, the film caught the attention of distributors, critics and audiences. It won last year’s GOYA for Best Animated Feature, Spain’s highest honor, and has been sold to over 80 countries. www.themissinglynxmovie.com

The company’s second film, THE LADY AND THE REAPER is an 8 minute short film in 3D, and is Spain’s first ever animated film to be honored with a nomination
to the Academy Award.

Antonio Banderas, who is very attuned to developments in the film industry in his native Andalucía was quick to ask Executives from his Malaga-based
production company, Green Moon to visit the young studio. He was impressed with the work that was being carried despite the very limited resources, and
immediately struck a 50/50 partnership that has considerably raised the company’s profile in Spain and amongst the community of animators. Antonio
consults on all creative matters, serves as a producer, and helps the company administer its growth and its ambition to become a world class
producer of CGI animated films.

The company is currently in late pre-production of its next feature, GOLEOR, a 3D film written and directed by Manuel Sicilia, and produced by Antonio
Banderas, Juan Molina, Marcelino Almasa, Enrique Posner, and Raúl García.

GOLEOR, set in medieval times, is the story of a young man who must defy his father’s wishes, overcome extraordinary odds, and ultimately confront himself in order to fulfill his dream of becoming a Knight.

About THE LADY AND THE REAPER:

Once GOLEOR was green lit as the studio’s second animated feature, and because it became evident that the film needed to be made using stereoscopic 3D, it was decided that the studio would make a short film as part of an R&D process to ensure that the requisite technology and talent could be assembled. The studio offered its employees an opportunity to submit ideas for a short film. The winner, as determined by the studio as a whole wouldbe awarded the right to direct the film, and the studio would invest $1 million dollars to produce it.

Javier Recio Gracia submitted a story about an elderly woman’s life and death struggle, as she finds herself pitted in the middle of an egotistical
battle between the grim reaper and a young doctor determined to keep her alive by any means necessary. The delicate comedic tone, the daring premise and the proposed narrative style came together perfectly in Javier’s submission, and the studio awarded the prize to his script. The story held a particularly poignant, emotional and personal dimension for Javier, as just then his own grandmother was herself gravely ill. Javier was combating the emotional stress of the circumstances by channeling his own talent and the support of his fellow team members, all seeking to bring to life this very poignant, personal, charming and funny film.

Kandor Graphics, in association with Green Moon and Antonio Banderas are currently working at “Goleor”, the first animated feature film realized in Spain in stereoscopic 3D. The 22 million Euros production is directed by Manuel Sicilia and produced by Juan Molina, Marcelino Almansa, Enrique
Posner and Raúl García.

“LA DAMA Y LA MUERTE”, PRIMER CANDIDATO ESPAÑOL AL OSCAR EN LA CATEGORIA DE MEJOR CORTOMETRAJE ANIMADO

NOTA DE PRENSA OFICIAL

El filme del estudio granadino Kandor Graphics está producido por Antonio Banderas

Granada, 2 febrero 2010.- El filme español “La dama y la muerte”, coproducción de Kandor Graphics y Antonio Banderas, es candidato al Oscar en la categoría de mejor cortometraje de animación, anunció hoy la Academia de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas en Hollywood.
Se trata de la primera candidatura de un cortometraje español en animación.
El filme dirigido por Javier Recio Gracia es resultado del esfuerzo del estudio granadino Kandor Graphics en asociación con Green Moon, productora de Antonio Banderas.

El reconocimiento de la Academia estadounidense refleja la calidad de Kandor Graphics como referente en la producción internacional de animación y gran muestra de la capacidad técnica y artística existente en España.
“La dama y la muerte” nace de la inquietud del estudio y de su deseo de crear producción propia de proyección internacional. Para ello una vez concluido el primer largometraje del estudio, “El lince perdido”, se convocó un concurso interno con el deseo de promover talento y canalizar las inquietudes artísticas y técnicas del equipo. “La dama y la muerte” fue el resultado de este concurso.

Además de la candidatura al Oscar, “La dama y la muerte” es el primer corto estereoscópico (3D) español seleccionado al Goya como mejor cortometraje animado.
“El lince perdido” fue el primer trabajo de este estudio joven y vibrante en asociación con Antonio Banderas, largometraje que recibió el Goya a la mejor película de animación en la última edición de los galardones de la Academia de Artes Y Ciencias Cinematográficas de España. Vendida en más 60 países y con otros galardones en su haber la cinta también cuenta con distribución en EEUU.
Kandor Graphics en asociación con Green Moon y Antonio Banderas trabaja en la actualidad en “Goleor”, el primer largometraje de animación realizado en España en 3D. La producción de 22 millones de euros está dirigida por Manuel Sicilia y producida por Juan Molina, Marcelino Almansa, Enrique Posner y Raúl García.

THE LADY AND THE REAPER “Coming soon” to an U.S. theater near you and on iTunes USA, UK, Canada & Germany, and on inDEMAND in the Usa.

El making of de “La Dama y la Muerte” – The making of “The Lady and Reaper”

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