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Fasten Films is a film and television production company led by producer Adrià Monés, based in Barcelona, with the objective of producing films and series for the international market.
With over 20 years of experience in international productions, filmed in countries such as Germany, Belgium, France, Greece, UK, Lithuania, Argentina, and USA, Fasten’s team has worked for digital platforms as Netflix, Amazon, or Movistar, and major studios such as Warner and LionsGate, managing budgets of up to 15 million euros.
Its latest productions include“Mediterráneo” by Marcel Barrena, a Spanish and Greek coproduction, pre-selected to represent Spain at the Oscars and about the incredible story of the founder of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms, starring Eduard Fernández, Dani Rovira, Anna Castillo, Àlex Monner and Sergi López, which was shot in Greece; “Between Life and Death”, a co- production between France, Belgium and Spain, starring Antonio de la Torre, Marine Vacth and Olivier Gourmet, and directed by Giordano Gederlini (“Les Misérables,” nominated for an Oscar for Best International Film); “Centauro”, a Netflix Originals thriller directed by the Goya-awards nominee Daniel Calparsoro and shot in Spain and France; “The Path” a Warner Bros adventures film set in World War II, directed by Tobias Wiemann and co-produced with Germany; “One for all” by David Ilundain, winner of the Forqué Award and nominated for the Gaudí, Feroz and Goya awards; “The Grandson”, the upcoming film by the Goya-awards nominee Nely Reguera (“María y los demás”) and starring Carmen Machi; the Emmy winner Justin Webster’s non-fiction series “The Prosecutor, the President and the Spy”, available on Movistar+ Spain and Netflix globally; “Maret”, a production shot in Germany, Luxembourg and the Canary Islands; and “Skylin3s” , by Liam O’Donnell shot between UK, Lithuania and Spain, among others.
ENTRE LA VIE ET LA MORT 2022
Format: Feature Film
Director: Giordano Gerderlini
Screenplay: Giordano Gerderlini
Cast: Antonio de la Torre, Marine Vacth, Olivier Gourmet, Tibo Vandenborre, Fabrice Adde
Leo Castañeda is a Spanish man who and lives in Brussels, where he works as a metro driver. One night, he sees a young man on the edge of the platform. Leo recognizes his son Hugo, while he watches him disappear under the tracks. Leo had not seen him for more than two years and now discovers that Hugo was involved in a robbery. He now will try to understand the reasons for the death of his son.
Format: Feature Film
Director : Marcel Barrena
Screenplay : Marcel Barrena, Danielle Schleif
Cast : Eduard Fernández, Dani Rovira, Anna Castillo, Sergi López, Àlex Monner, Melika Foroutan, Patricia López Arnaiz, Vassilis Bisbikis, Giannis Niaros, Drosos Skotis, Yiota Festa
Autumn 2015. Two lifeguards, Oscar (Eduard Fernández) and Gerard (Dani Rovira), travel to Lesbos (Greece) shocked by the photograph of a child drowned in the waters of the Mediterranean. Upon arrival they discover an overwhelming reality: thousands of people risk their lives every day crossing the sea in precarious boats and fleeing armed conflicts. However, no one performs rescue work. Together with Esther (Anna Castillo), Nico (Sergi López) and other members of the team, they will fight to fulfill a mission, giving support to people who need it. For all of them, this initial journey will be a life-changing odyssey.
SAN SEBASTIÁN 2021 - Film selected for the RTVE Gala
MIA MARKET 2021 - Official Selection
NISMAN. THE PROSECTUOR, THE PRESIDENT AND THE SPY 2019
Director: Justin Webster
Screenplay: Justin Webster , Martín Rocca
A prosecutor investigating a terrorist bombing accuses the Argentinian president of colluding with Iran. Four days later he is found dead in his bathroom with a single shot to the head. Alberto Nisman died in Buenos Aires, but the shockwaves of this mysterious murder, or suicide, spread across the globe to Israel, Iran and the United States. This is a story of ambition, corruption and dirty tricks which unfolds, with rival narratives of good and evil, of suicide or murder, and of truth itself, around a body in a bathroom with enormous international resonance.
Donostia Zinemaldia - Festival de San Sebastian 2019 - A Class