FilmSharks has picked up the world sales at Iberseries of "The Quiet Maid" (Calladita), the feature debut of Spanish filmmaker Miguel Faus. This social satire is backed by Steven Soderbergh, who granted it a Finishing Funds Award through the Decentralized Pictures Foundation.
"This gem caught our attention because of its different cinema flavors including a strong cinematic director's eye with a very accurate portrait of the social dissonance happening today that translates as a global matter," said Federico Pascua, Senior Sales & Acquisitions at FilmSharks.
"Miguel Faus's voice got the attention of the world, from eclectic investors that financed the 1st European film via NFT, Steven Soderbergh's Romain Coppola's, FilmSharks and several class A festivals that director had to choose from," added Guido Rud, CEO at FilmSharks.
The 90' film starring Paula Grimaldo, Ariadna Gil ("Pan's Labyrinth"), Luis Bermejo ("Champions"), Pol Hermoso ("Merli") and Victor Rebull ("The Queen of the South") tells the story of a Colombian maid as she uncovers hidden joys and unlocks the secret to unexpected fortune amidst the opulence of a Costa Brava mansion.
FilmSharks has picked up world sales rights to Finnish children’s film “Snot & Splash: The Mystery of Disappearing Holes.” The film has premiered as part of Locarno Film Festival and the film’s distribution in its native Finland is via Scanbox Entertainment, its Scandinavian sub distribution by Folkets Bio in Sweden and in Norway by Fidalgo. Italy’s I Wonder Pictures releases the adventure comedy in the spring.
The family film from director Teemu Nikki is produced by It’s Alive Films, founded by Nikki and Jani Pösö, and displays the dark, witty humor of his previous films. Poland’s Orka and Post Control Helsinki are co-producers.
“Finnish cinema is known for having a high level of creativity, but a fantasy/adventure film like this one with a super refreshing plot is bound to be well received in cinemas, platforms and festivals, some of which have already booked the film from summer to the fall,” said Rud.
“Snot & Splash”: the Mystery of Disappearing Holes is a fantasy/adventure film that features a magical adventure of two brothers, Snot and Splash, while they are trying to discover who is curiously robbing the holes from the city.